Thursday, November 11, 2004

I hate to even mention this but Microsoft launched beta of new search engine

Now that they're losing the browser war to Firefox, Microsoft has decided to go against Google with their new and improved search engine. Check out the incredible description as provided by a Microsoft spokesoman:

"It's good enough. It gets the job done. And it puts Microsoft at the table to play with everybody else."

I don't know about ya'll, but that doesn't sound very compelling.

Features include:

-- return specific answers, such as facts, definitions, conversions and calculations, to certain direct questions by tapping content from Microsoft's Encarta encyclopedia;

-- launch specific actions from the MSN Search interface, such as listening to song samples and buying and downloading songs from MSN Music;

-- narrow search results according to various parameters, such as geographic location, news content, language, images, Internet domains, Web site address and Web pages' popularity or creation date.

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