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The latest Nielsen stats put Microsoft’s share of the search market at an unimpressive 11.9 percent. What’s more (or to be accurate, less), its year-over-year growth is negative. But Microsoft’s search team has an interesting ally in its corner, as it turns out Bill Gates may still be lending some sort of hand.
Of all the post-Google search engine startups, Powerset was touted as the most likely Google-killer. We waited with bated breath, we rubbered our necks around to get a better glimpse—early reports were stellar, yes this was the one to take on Google and. . .Wait, what?
Sold to Microsoft. $100 million? Wait, what?
Satya Nadella, the senior vice president of Microsoft’s Search, Portal & Advertising Platform Group, isn’t afraid to admit that the current crop of search engines suffer from some problems. Nadella seems to be hoping, however, that his company’s acquisition of Powerset will help it solve them.