The Nasdaq-listed Chinese search engine Baidu, Inc, has topped Yahoo! to become the world's second most popular search engine in June, taking 6.9 percent of the market share, the US marketing research company ComScore released in its report this week.
Comscore's data show that Google dominates the global search activities, holding 68.9 percent of the world's search engine market. Market shares of Yahoo! and Microsoft come to 6.5 percent and 2.3 percent, respectively.
Baidu's market share in the Chinese search engine arena rose to 75.7 percent in the second quarter of this year, up 1.6 percentage points from the previous quarter, and market share of Google.cn fell to 19.8 percent during the same period, the Chinese consulting firm iResearch said recently.