NEW YORK - Google has passed another milestone, reports Nielsen//NetRatings. In April the search engine accounted for over fifty per cent of all US internet searches - the first time it has commanded a majority of the market.
    Yahoo and MSN searches respectively comprised 22% and 11% of total searches for the month.
    Year-on-year, Google has gained 3% while Yahoo's share stayed flat and MSN's dipped slightly.
    Comments NNR vp Michael Lanz: "We can continue to expect new features, improved functionality and rewards programs from the top search providers as they compete to win consumers' loyalty. There is also opportunity for smaller providers to fulfill targeted search needs."