Statcounter reports that Bing has overtaken Yahoo! for the #2 search engine spot today.

Microsoft’s failure to purchase Yahoo! last year for $40bn may have unwittingly led to a cheaper and faster solution to Steve Ballmer’s stated desire for MS to be the number 2 search engine within 5 years.

However, tis early days for Bing, so let’s see how it pans out over the next few months when the novely wears off and the marketing flurry slows down a little.

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