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Microsoft and Its Proxies Are in a Freefall

Summary: Microsoft is a shrinking company; on the client side and the server side younger companies such as Google are replacing it

MICROSOFT-FUNDED media pretends that Microsoft is a valuable company that continues to grow, but the exact opposite is true.

"Microsoft is a shrinking company..."Take search for example. Microsoft increased Bing usage fees, so about 5 months ago Brave dumped that completely and DuckDuckGo, which is basically a Microsoft proxy, has had a tough couple of years:

DDG market share 2021-2023
DuckDuckGo market share as a function of time (data as OpenDocument Format)



Despite all the advertising, people eventually find out that DuckDuckGo is just a Microsoft 'skin' and abandon the false promise of "privacy" (DuckDuckGo is Microsoft surveillance and by extension NSA surveillance).

"Despite all the advertising, people eventually find out that DuckDuckGo is just a Microsoft 'skin' and abandon the false promise of "privacy" (DuckDuckGo is Microsoft surveillance and by extension NSA surveillance)."As we noted here some days ago, Bing as per this year has had loads of layoffs (the media barely reported on it) and so far this month Microsoft has fallen even further in the global search market and Indian market. Now it's just 0.9%! Pathetic. It is the same in Russia. Microsoft at 0.9%. At one point are the financial sustainability and viability aspects going to force Microsoft to exit the market and shut down Bing? Google is turning 25 and despite starting as a search company it is now slaughtering Microsoft's monopoly on operating systems. Android is a lot bigger than Windows now, so the whole 'ecosystem' of broken Windows is collapsing.

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