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Microsoft Eyes Master Search Tool

Microsoft Eyes Master Search Tool: In their attempt to wrest supremacy of Internet searching from Google, Microsoft announces a single tool that will search the your local computer, your email, and the Internet. They also plan to build in extensive personalization features including tracking users' Internet activity to help refine search results. Yay for privacy issues.


  1. Rose says:

    It’s actually sort of the other way around, really, that Google will soon be releasing a search function that is more effective than the current Microsoft search at finding things on your computer, network, etc., at least according to the NY Times.

    — 28 May 2004 at 1:26 pm (Permalink)

  2. Rose says:

    — 28 May 2004 at 1:36 pm (Permalink)

  3. Steven says:

    That abstract doesn’t say when Google plans to release their tool, but Microsoft claims theirs will be available within 12 months. Battle of the Search Engines! Who will triumph in this epic contest?

    — 28 May 2004 at 1:44 pm (Permalink)

  4. Rose says:

    Well, the article said a lot more than that, not all of which I remember clearly, and it came out prior to Microsoft’s announcement, I guess. At the time Google claimed it would be ready first. I don’t really care about the outcome because Macs have fine search functionality already.

    — 28 May 2004 at 1:50 pm (Permalink)