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Bing lunges ahead to grab 11% of the search market in August.

Microsoft Corp.’s Bing had a really strong August as the company takes another step in its effort to boost its place in the search engine business.

The new search engine, which was first brought out in May to do battle with rival Google, saw its share of the search market grow by 22.1% from 9% in July to 10.7% in August. The results made Bing the fastest growing search engine in the top 10 list, according to the Nielsen Co.

Despite the srong growth, Bing still lags far behind Google, long the dominant search engine.

In a report released this week, Nielsen said that Google holds 64.6% of the search market this month, up 2.6% from July. Yahoo Search came in a distant second with 16% of the market in August, 4.2% less than it had in July.

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