Posted January 25, 2007 9:26 pm by with 1 comment

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CNET reports Microsoft is not happy with their recent loss of search engine market share.

“On the search side you are correct we lost market share,” Microsoft CFO Chris Liddell said in response to an analyst’s question on the company’s earnings conference call. He said he is “clearly not happy with that.”

While search tries to find footing, Microsoft is happier with the state of their display advertising.

“Clearly there is a better story on the display side,” he said. “We are growing broadly in line with the market…We’re comfortable with the progress we’re making there.”

  • While I take a neutral stand when it comes to Microsoft (I neither hate them nor love them), I sympathize with their misfortune on losing market share. Competition is a good thing no matter what business you’re in; sometimes you just need something else other than Google, Yahoo, or Ask.

    I hope they get it right and deliver a good service with their new search engine offering sometime this year.