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April 10, 2006

New Windows Live searches on the way

Posted by David Hunter at 6:46 PM ET.

LiveSide has been reporting that two new variants of Windows Live Search are on the way and Microsoft’s public relations firm Waggener Edstrom has confirmed it.

Windows Live Academic Search is targeted at academic journal searching like Google Scholar. There are more details here and here and it will be launched tomorrow, April 11.

Windows Live Product Search is apparently a rival to Google’s Froogle offering in providing shopping searches on product and price. Of course, this also competes with the multitude of shopping engines from Yahoo, Amazon, eBay, other specialized providers and not to be forgotten, MSN Shopping and Windows Live Shopping. Presumably there will be some sort of link up with the latter.

Filed under Amazon, Coopetition, Google, MSN, MSN Shopping, Microsoft, Windows Live, Windows Live Product Search, Windows Live Search Academic, Windows Live Shopping, Yahoo, eBay

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One Response to “New Windows Live searches on the way”

  1. Windows Live Academic Search launched -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] As expected, Microsoft launched Windows Live Academic Search last night. Yes, it’s labeled as a beta, but what self respecting Web 2.0 offering isn’t these days? Todd Bishop has more at the Seattle P-I: Microsoft Corp. is courting researchers and other academics with a specialized Web search service, its latest effort to catch up to market leader Google. [...]

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