Google, whose U.S. search market share slipped slightly in July, was back up in August, according to two providers of Web site statistics.
According to Nielsen/NetRatings figures released on Tuesday, Google has 50.2 percent of the U.S. search market. That's up from 49.2 percent in July . Google had more than 3 billion search queries in August, the Nielsen/NetRatings statistics show.
Behind Google were Yahoo with 24 percent market share, MSN/Windows Live Search with 10 percent, AOL with 5.5 percent and Ask with 2.3 percent, Nielsen/NetRatings said.
ComScore Networks had a lower market share figure for Google for August, 44.1 percent, which was up from July's 43.7 percent . According to comScore metrics, Yahoo had 28.7 percent market share, MSN had 12.5 percent, AOL had 5.6 percent, and Ask had 5.5 percent.
Dell, which already sells several packages that combine its server hardware with others' software, plans to broaden its portfolio through a deal with Symantec.
The Round Rock, Texas-based computer maker is known mostly for low-cost, high-efficiency operations. But to increase revenue from customers buying more complicated server technology, the company emphasizes "solutions" that match hardware and software appropriate to various tasks.
Dell's most successful "solutions" bundle its servers with EMC's VMware virtualization software, Oracle's and Microsoft's database software and Microsoft's Exchange e-mail software, said Paul Gottsegen, vice president of worldwide enterprise marketing, in an interview. But the company will expand its partnerships with a Symantec deal the company plans to detail "in the near term," he said. "What you'll see from us, maybe a couple weeks from now, is our next solutions launch."