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Google Loses Market Share In The UK
2012-11-07 08:34:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google´s market share in Great Britain has fallen to its lowest point in five years, according to new data from web analytics firm Experian Hitwise. According to the figures, just 89.33% of all UK Internet searches in October were conducted through Google´s search engine. “October proved to be scary month not just for Halloween but also for Google´s share of the UK search market,” Hitwise said in a...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'