Microsoft having a big hit with new MSN Search?

Posted on Wednesday, February 02 2005 @ 18:08 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Yesterday Microsoft released an updated version of MSN Search in 24 countries and in 10 languages after a period of public beta testing.

With a new design, better search features and more relevant search results the company is taking a direct strike at search engine leader Google.

One of the new features is closer coherence between MSN Search and Microsoft's Encarta encyclopedia:
One new feature of MSN Search that Google lacks is allowing users to ask specific questions such as "What is the capital of Peru?" and "What is the largest ocean in the world?"

The answers come from an on-line version of Microsoft's Encarta encyclopedia, which has more than 1.4 million entries.
More details at TechNewsWorld

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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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