Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Microsoft to launch Windows Live search engine
(Computer World)

It wants to take on rivals Google and Yahoo.

“Microsoft Corp. today plans to launch its new Windows Live Search engine, a pillar in its strategy to topple market leader Google and wrestle away billions of dollars worth of online advertising.

Windows Live Search will replace MSN Search, Microsoft's current search engine, in 47 markets worldwide and 23 languages after being available for months in a test version.”

Windows Live Search - Testing, Testing…
(Live Search's WebLog)

"We have been hard at work on Windows Live Search to create some new features that we hope our customers will love. As anyone who works on a service knows – the only real way to know if you’re successful is to run a test, and see what people think.

Well, that’s just what we’re in the process of doing. Since introducing a beta in March on Windows Live we have been experimenting with all sorts of things and now have begun testing things at a larger scale from MSN.

I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to some things the blogosphere has started noticing from our testing. Please check out the features, and keep an eye on both our MSN service, and our Windows Live service".