Live Search from Microsoft.
Microsoft has officially started its new Internet search engine crafted to compete with the offerings from rival online powerhouses Google and Yahoo. Microsoft’s ‘Live Search’ online portal which opened in forty seven markets across the globe is a complement on Microsoft Network and Windows Live Internet-scouring services that attract an estimated four hundred and sixty five million visitors monthly.
The launch of Live Search is viewed as a significant milestone for Microsoft’s services business, and continued investment in search arena to deliver services that bring new levels of controls and personalization to the Web experience are expected.
Users who tinkered with test ‘beta’ versions of Live Search had given feedback to the software giant in Redmond, Washington, which had refined the software with the help of user’s suggestions and complaints. The new search engine’s website www.live.com , opens to a clean clutter less page with the query box in the centre.
Live.com uses Live Search to find and track news, images, video, blogs and other internet information and services. The search engine features enhanced uses based on ‘bird’s-eye imagery’ and is compatible with ‘smart phones’ and other handheld computer devices.
Testing and phasing in Microsoft’s ‘Windows Live’ software was going on for quite some time. Even its next generation operating system, branded ‘Vista’ was on track to be released after some delays.