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Microsoft Bing posted a small gain in the U.S. search market in June, closing the gap ever so slightly against Google, but Microsoft search partner Yahoo continued to drag down their combined presence in the market.

Bing reached 15.6 percent market share, according to the latest numbers from the comScore Networks research firm. That was up from 15.4 percent in May. Google rose by one-tenth of a percentage point, to 66.8 percent of the market. Yahoo fell by four-tenths of a percentage point, to 13 percent.

On a monthly basis, the changes aren’t necessarily statistically significant, but they continue the trend we’ve seen over the past year, with Bing and Google gaining and Yahoo falling steadily, as shown in the chart above. The agreement between Microsoft and Yahoo measures the success of their partnership in part based on the comScore numbers.

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