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Microsoft To Announce Search News Today

By - May 21, 2008

Wish I could tell you all about it, but the announcement is set for later this morning when I’ll be on a plane to a meeting back in the Bay Area. So watch the NYT, the feeds, and here’s a story with some details (but no analysis) on PC World or the Seattle PI. I spent a fair amount of time talking about this with execs up there and there’s more than just a cash back angle to this story. More this weekend….when I have time to write. Suffice to say, Bill Gates is going to be on stage, a swan song of sorts. This is a big deal for the company, the start of something.

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  • Adam

    Ok, I’ve waited for headlines, but all I see is some stuff about cash rebates….Cash rebates is going to be Bill Gates swan song??

  • stone

    It’s a terrible idea, widely criticized as an act of desperation. I tend to agree. I simply do not believe that this idea is sustainable over the long term.

    It’s very sad to see Microsoft resort to gimmicks in order to drive adoption of their search engine — very sad.

  • http://battellemedia.com John Battelle

    I am not sure this is only a gimmick. More when I write this weekend…

  • bill

    It still has to be good search. I tried it this morning, and as a test, used the last product that I purchased on the web – shelf pins for bookcases. Type ‘shelf pins’ into the new service, and see the first result. Pretty funny. Now do the same on Google and Yahoo. Both those sites got it right.

  • http://www.eroticadollars.com Dan

    It didn’t last long, either. When I navigated to the new whatever using the button on the Microsoft home page, I got:

    “Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.”

  • http://www.oyuncambazi.com oyun

    Now do the same on Google and Yahoo. Both those sites got it right.

  • http://www.britec.co.uk Brian

    Everyone seems to hate Bill Gates & Microsoft,dont know why, maybe they hate success.

    Britec – http://www.britec.org.uk