Microsoft heeft aangekondigd dat het MSN netwerk op dit moment de populairste bestemming is op het internet. MSN had volgens Microsoft in de maand juni wereldwijd 200 miljoen unieke gebruikers. Daarmee wordt Yahoo! - tot voor kort de meeste bezochte site - naar de tweede plaats verwezen. Wanneer alleen rekening wordt gehouden met Amerikaanse bezoekers is MSN derde achter Yahoo! en America Online:
Microsoft says that it had over 200 million individual users of its Internet services around the world in the month of June, compared to 156 million for Yahoo!, which is generally considered the most active Internet site. Responding to criticism that most companies like to use independent third parties to gauge Internet usage, Microsoft says that existing surveys don't cover all of the countries that have Internet access, while its own records are global. When only the United States is factored, MSN is third behind Yahoo! and AOL.
Microsoft's Web sites include some of the most popular destinations on the Internet, including Hotmail, Expedia, MoneyCentral, and MSNBC. Microsoft says that its figures do not include the company's corporate Web site, microsoft.com. Microsoft's once moribund MSN Internet access service is also rebounding, having recently passed the 3 million subscriber mark. Chase says that the MSN Internet access service added over 800,000 new subscribers between April and June.