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Russen überholen Microsoft bei der Websuche

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Microsoft-Kampagne gegen Google.

Die russische Websuche Yandex ist laut Internet-Analyse-Unternehmen Comscore bei der Zahl der weltweiten eingebenden Suchanfragen an Microsofts Websuche Bing knapp vorbeigezogen. Demnach bearbeitete die Microsoft-Seite im Zeitraum von November bis Dezember 2012 4,477 Milliarden Suchanfragen, Yandex 4,844 Milliarden. Das berichtet das Fachblog Search Engine Watch. Die Zahl der Microsoft-Abfragen setzt sich sowohl aus der Websuchmaschine Bing zusammen (92 Prozent der Microsoft-Abfragen) als auch aus Suchabfragen anderer Microsoft-Websites.

Beide sind natürlich weit entfernt von den Dimensionen, in denen sich Google bewegt. Im selben Zeitraum beantwortete die Websuche des Marktführers nach der Comscore-Schätzung 114,73 Milliarden Anfragen. Das entspricht einem weltweiten Marktanteil von 65,2 Prozent.

Auf dem zweiten Platz behauptet sich schon mehrere Jahre der chinesische Google-Klon Baidu mit 14,5 Milliarden Suchabfragen (weltweiter Marktanteil 8,2 Prozent), Yahoo folgt mit 8,63 Milliarden (4,9 Prozent) auf dem dritten Platz. Die US-Suchmaschine Yahoo ist vor allem in Japan besonders stark.

Der Grund, warum Yandex Microsoft überrundet hat, liegt aber weniger an der Schwäche Microsofts, als vielmehr am Wachstum des russischen Marktes, analysiert das Blog. Prozentual ist der Anteil von Suchen, die auf Websites von Google und Yahoo (jeweils weltweit minus vier Prozent) durchgeführt wurden sogar stärker zurückgegangen als der Anteil Microsofts (weltweit minus drei Prozent).

Dahinter verbirgt sich vielmehr eine Verschiebung der Internetnutzung in Richtung Schwellenländer. Laut Daten des Marktforschungsunternehmens E-Marketer ist der Anteil der russischen Bevölkerung mit Internetanschluss innerhalb von nur einem Jahr von 44,7 auf 63,8 Prozent gestiegen. Unterdessen ist die Zahl der Suchanfragen laut Comscore in den USA leicht zurückgegangen.

Unabhängig von den von Comscore ermittelten Daten ist, was die Suchmaschinen-Anbieter verdienen. Ein typischer  US-amerikanischer Nutzer beispielswiese bringt deutlich höhere Online-Werbeinnahmen als ein  chinesischer oder russischer Nutzer. Auch lassen sich die Zahlen durchaus anders interpretieren. So könnten beispielsweise Russen bei Yandex auch einfach häufiger suchen, bis sie das gewünschte Ergebnis angezeigt bekommen.

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Stocks Tumble on Weak Chinese Data

U.S. stocks tumbled Tuesday after weak manufacturing data in China fueled investors’ worries about the world’s second-largest economy. 84

Hungary Clears Migrants From Train Station

Authorities on Tuesday cleared hundreds of people from the country’s main international railway station, prompting noisy protests by migrants who have crowded the building in a push to get to Austria and Germany. 89

Greek Polls Suggest Tough Election Test for Tsipras

Opinion polls show declining support for Greece’s Syriza party and its leader, Alexis Tsipras. But Syriza retains a lead over its opponents and the Sept. 20 election could be tight.

South African Gold Faces Uncertain Future

South Africa’s gold mining industry must undergo radical change to cope with falling prices, intensifying labor disputes and the surging cost of ever-deeper exploration.

China’s Economic Woes Echo Across Asia

Evidence is increasing that China’s economic slowdown is rippling across Asia, with a startling plunge in South Korean exports and softening manufacturing in Malaysia and Vietnam.

Pope Eases Way for Church to Forgive Abortion in ‘Year of Mercy’

Pope Francis will make it easier for the church to forgive women for having abortions, and those assisting, during a “year of mercy” starting Dec. 8. 169

U.K. Agrees to Change EU Referendum Question

The U.K. government has agreed to change the question in its planned referendum on EU membership after the country’s electoral watchdog said some people found the original wording was biased.

Apple’s Ian Rogers Is Going to LVMH

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has recruited Ian Rogers, a key executive from Apple, to spearhead the expansion of the luxury goods giant’s online retail presence.

U.S. Report Finds Economic Benefit in Allowing Oil Exports

A Obama administration study has concluded that lifting the nation’s four-decade ban on exports of U.S. oil wouldn’t raise gas prices and could help lower them.

Whirlpool Mulls Rival Bid for Oven-Maker AGA

Whirlpool has approached AGA Rangemaster, the iconic British maker of cast-iron ovens, over a possible cash bid, turning up the heat on Middleby Corp. which agreed in July to buy AGA for $198 million.

Iran Deal Could Open Door to Gulf Businesses

While executives in the Gulf see opportunities, the region’s governments remain at loggerheads on other issues.

Valeant Strikes Psoriasis-Drug Pact With AstraZeneca

Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals has struck a deal with AstraZeneca of the U.K. to develop and sell psoriasis treatment brodalumab.

Heard on the Street

In a World Awash with Gas, Why Finding More is Good for Eni

Italy’s Eni has found a big gas field in Egypt. That highlights its strengths as the company also gets its financial house in order.

Service Providers See Gold in Shares of Startups

Branding firm Red Antler is among vendors that are looking to profit on the soaring valuations of young startups by taking payment in stock instead of cash.

Portuguese Central Bank Ends Talks With Anbang Over Novo Banco Sale

Portugal’s central bank will now enter talks with another bidder for the Portuguese bank created out of failed lender Banco Espírito Santo last year.

China Boosts Efforts to Keep Money at Home

China is imposing new controls to prevent too much money from leaving the country, with lenders beefing up internal checks on foreign-exchange conversions and regulators aiming to rein in illegal money-transfer agents.

Former Alabama Governor George Wallace ran as a third-party candidate in the 1968 presidential election and won five states.

Capital Journal

Sanders, Trump et al: Partying Like It’s 1968

Strange happenings are afoot in the 2016 presidential cycle, ones that draw parallels with 1968, when a disruptive race so shook up the political system that we’re still feeling its aftershocks today, Gerald F. Seib writes. 330

Main Suspect in Bangkok Bombing Arrested

Thailand’s prime minister said security forces arrested a man whom they believe to be the primary suspect in the bombing of a shrine in Bangkok last month.

China’s World

In China’s Heartland, Small Cities Flourish

Fengdu on the Yangtze River is one of hundreds of smaller Chinese cities still bursting with consumer vitality. It’s if these striving cities lose momentum that China is in danger of failing, writes Andrew Browne.

Kiev Death Toll Rises After Monday’s Clashes

The death toll from Monday’s blast outside Ukraine’s parliament has risen to three.

Lebanese ‘YouStink’ Activists Stage Sit-in

Dozens of protesters staged a sit-in outside the office of the environment minister in central Beirut, after he refused to meet demands to resign over uncollected trash piling up in the city streets.

Technology

Russia Puts Off Data Showdown With Technology Firms

Facebook, Google and Twitter are among the U.S. companies that are getting more time to comply with a new law requiring Russian data centers.

Sports

Are You Good Enough to Be a Tennis Line Judge?

Watch a series of shots at full speed and decide whether each was in or out. Some will be traveling upwards of 100 miles per hour and you only get one chance to make the call. Good luck!

Soccer

FIFA May Weaken Its Executive Committee

The executive committee of FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, will be the first target of major reforms when the organization meets in Zurich next month.

Video

Hungary Stops Migrants Boarding Trains To Germany

1:46

Ukraine Protest Blast Kills Officer, Injures Dozens

0:45

Body Count Rises in Migrant Effort to Reach Europe

1:38