Microsoft Bing

Here is some more discussion from the Google blog about Microsoft’s new Bing search engine.

Microsoft’s search engine didn’t manage to become successful, despite of its many improvements, rebrandings and promotions. Nielsen reported that Live Search’s US market share in the US was 9.9%, while Hitwise reported that the most commonly searched terms on Live Search are “Google” and “Yahoo.”

Microsoft has many new distribution deals for Live Search, but the main problem is to have a product that’s good enough to keep the new users. The next iteration of Live Search, that will be publicly available soon, integrates PowerSet’s technology to offer an enhanced view for Wikipedia pages, shows only the top result for many navigational queries and an automatically generated menu of related searches. The service saves a list of recent searches and displays them in the left sidebar, next to the search refinements.

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About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on June 1, 2009, in Microsoft, Tech Toys, Technology and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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