Microsoft launches Google-like search site

Posted on Wednesday, August 03 2005 @ 17:42 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft quietly launched a new, cleaner, start page which mimics Google's personalized search engine.

Microsoft's new Start preview, which isn't official, shows news from BBC News, quick access to weather info, stock quotes (interestingly those from Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are displayed by default) and also news from Reuters, Engadget and Boing Boing. is currently a preview release. This means that you may experience some glitches from time to time or features that may not be fully polished or complete. But we're hoping you're willing to bear a few glitches and partial features in exchange for seeing your thoughts and ideas implemented in this space as fast as we can. These ideas come directly from your feedback, so keep it coming! It's been awesome so far, and we're definitely listening. Stay tuned to see what's coming
The page can be seen over here.

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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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