JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, May 17, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Internet information providers continue to battle it out to gain market share. According to figures released by comScore Inc., in April, Google Inc. successfully increased its already dominant U.S. position among internet search engines by 0.1 percentage point over March to 66.5 percent. Meanwhile, Yahoo Inc. saw its market share slip down by 0.2 percentage points, though it retained its number three position with 13.5 percent. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Yahoo! Inc. and Google Inc.
Yahoo has recently announced the resignation of CEO Scott Thompson following the uncovering of false academic claims concerning him, brought to light by a shareholder. The company's global media head Ross Levinsohn will be interim CEO and some think he is also a contender for the job.
Meanwhile, Google continues to work hard to stay ahead, finding new and growing areas to expand into. Most recently the company has begun discussions to acquire the website 4chan which would bring with it a large user base.