A new survey indicated Google fails to conquer any of the Asian search markets.
Yahoo Inc. fared far better, claiming the most popular sites in Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan, while Microsoft Corp. sites were the most popular in Australia, China, and New Zealand.
The survey also showed that China has the largest online population in Asia, with 91.5 monthly Internet users, followed by Japan with 53.7 million and South Korea with 26.3 million. New Zealand had the fewest monthly users, with 1.9 million.
South Korea topped the list for highest Internet penetration, with 65 percent of its population using the Internet at least once during the month. Australia followed with 62 percent, then New Zealand with 60 percent, comScore said. China and India had the lowest Internet penetration rates, at 9 percent and 3 percent, respectively.