There are reports saying that Bing had an extremely successful launch -- both stealing share from Google, and "leapfrogging" Yahoo at the same time. Can this actually be happening? We will know more once we see details from sources like ComScore in the near future.
It's hard to argue with statistics -- so I guess we should look for an explanation for what may have happened. When a company like Microsoft wants their way, they will do almost anything to make it happen -- including playing a bit dirty.
What happened then? Well, you may not have heard about some disturbing behavior coming from Microsoft -- they hijacked the search feature in IE6 after Bing was launched. Anyone who had Google set as their default search provider in Internet Explorer 6 woke up with a new search engine: Bing.
I am curious how an "accident" like that is even possible, but anyway the "glitch" was fixed fairly quickly, and everything has gone back to normal -- just as I suspect those statistics will.