Microsoft wants to rule over Google in six months' time

Posted on Thursday, March 02 2006 @ 14:41 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft says that in six months' time they'll have a search engine more relevant in the US market place than Google.

The new MSN search engine will be launched in the UK and Britain at the same time, a version for other markets will follow later.
"We're not talking about being twice as big, we're talking about being twice as useful," he said.

Microsoft is investing heavily in the area, pouring at least $100 million into the technology and is determined to exploit Google's current woes.

Google, once a Wall Street darling, has endured a torrid 24 hours after admitting that its revenues cannot keep growing at their current rates. In morning trade in New York today, shares in Google rose $1.10 to $363.72, regaining just a fraction of the $27.76 they lost in the previous session.
More details at Times Online.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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