A lot of people aren’t going to be buying the new Office 12 especially when analysts suggest keeping the old version, say the new version is just too complicated.
Over at Webproworld, one poster said that Microsoft asked Keynote Systems NOT to make available to the public the results of a search engine study in the second quarter of 2005 that showed MSN Search fell to 5th from 3rd among users polled.
Since Microsoft dumped Yahoo’s search in February in favor of its own in-house technology, users appear to have fled.
The Wall St Journal notes comScore’s numbers for July.
- Google 36.5%
- Yahoo 30.5%
- MSN 15.5%
Here’s the post MSN Search Relevance Roiling Microsoft and related discussion.