A Gaggle of Google Wannabes
Here's an interesting piece from BusinessWeek taking a look at why Google, despite the fact that they are surrounded by competitors, is still the number one web search engine, even after all these years in existence. One might think that with time people would want to explore new territories within the Internet search land, but apparently it is not the case. The article also explains what the alternative search companies are doing to win a bigger share of the search engine pie. Definitely a good read.
In the race for Web-search share, Ask.com is the tortoise. The search engine formerly known as Ask Jeeves still handles less than 6% of U.S. searches, though it's been in the industry since 1996, more than a year before front-runner Google. Google controls roughly 51% of searches, including queries conducted on Time Warner's (TWX) AOL and News Corp.'s (NWS) MySpace.