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Yandex Internet Search Share Falls, Google’s Gains: Liveinternet

June 18, 2012

Yandex NV (YNDX:US)’s share of Russia’s Internet searches fell in the week to June 17, while the portion of competitor Google Inc. rose and Group Ltd. (MAIL)’s was flat, data compiled by showed.

The share for Yandex, the owner of Russia’s most-used search engine, fell to 60.2 percent from 60.7 percent in the previous week, according to Liveinternet. Yandex’s share averaged 60.5 percent over the past four weeks and has stayed at above 60 percent since the four weeks to April 22, according to Liveinternet, an Internet service provider and researcher.

Russian searches for Google, the world’s largest Web-search provider, rose to 26.8 percent from 26.2 percent in the previous week, for a four-week average of 26.4 percent, the data show.

The share of Group Ltd., the largest Russian- language Internet company, remained unchanged at 8.1 percent. The four-week average was at 8.1 percent, unchanged from last week and at the lowest since the period through Jan. 16, the data showed.

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