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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Live Search Lives

Microsoft has delivered its updated search portal, this time with a bare-bones interface that out-Googles Google.

The useful features to me are integrated blogs into Web search, and the advanced features allow you to customize your results for those that are more recent, on more popular sites. Microsoft added a new algorithm for related searches based on others previous queries.

One feature I haven't seen is that if a page comes from a news source and has a date, why not show how recent it is in the results? I would like to know if what I'm seeing is really news or something from long ago.

It will be interesting to see how Microsoft leverages the new search capabilities with AdCenter to chip away at Google's market share. I'm going to switch from Google for a while to see how Live Search stacks up.

By John Gartner at 02:53 PM | Comments (0)

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