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Re: Microsoft on MSN Search

"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
> __/ [ Who Turned Off The Lights? ] on Thursday 02 March 2006 07:24 \__
>> On Thu, 02 Mar 2006 04:13:10 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6044803.html
>>> Addressing the issue of search quality and bundling of search bars in
>>> Vista
>> [...]
>> aaah, yah, you beat me to it. I saw it earlier as well and you surely 
>> came
>> to mind Roy.
>> What gets me is the following:
>> <quote>
>> Holloway said Microsoft has no plans to integrate its search engine into
>> Vista, the new Microsoft Windows operating system set to replace Windows 
>> XP
>> later this year or early next year.
>> "Should we add a Google-like search engine, but twice as good, hard-core
>> into Windows? Guess what. If we did that, I don't think a company called
>> Google would be very happy," he said.
>> </quote>
>> Hmpthtphtpht! I don't believe it for a minute. Their integrating it into
>> Vista was the one thing I was betting on carrying them over for the kill.
>> Or did their last fiasco against Netscape finally hit home? hahaha, I 
>> doubt
>> it. Like I've always said. Ole Billy gets a woody everytime someone
>> whispers 'class action suit' and 'antitrust' into his ear.
> I actually thought they had integrated a search bar into Internet Explorer 
> 7.
> Again, it's up for the court to judge how far this can go. Earlier today I
> read that Google Sitemaps can give insight to their users about SERP's....

IE 7 has a search and it gives you the option to use different search 
engines.  It provides 3 or 4 options and the option to add more.

> via Digg: "Google sitemaps turned on a new feature today. Now you have the
> ability to not only look at what people search for and click on to get to
> your site, but today you can now see what average position that phrase or
> keyword comes up at! This makes things sooo much easier for SEO."
> This is by no means a comparison, but just an arbitrary observation.
> Makes you wonder...
> Best wishes,
> Roy
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