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1: new post   Microsoft Says Search Engine To Launch by July
"Instead of including paid listings within search results, which critics say results in misleading search results, MSN said it will display paid listings separately at the top and to the right of search results generated by its search engine."
Mar 21, 2004
2: new post   Ballmer: "MSN Search - Coming Next Year"
"...hopes to have some of its own search technology development done in the next 12 months..."
Mar 30, 2004
3: new post   Microsoft spam research paper
Paper by MSN blue sky thinkers on serach engine spam. Gives an idea of their attitude to search manipulation and their thoughts on addressing the issue.
June 10, 2004
4: new post   Gates Says MSN Will Wear White Hat In Search
"He [Gates] jokingly advised the crowd to buy Google stock and coyly refused comment as to whether he thought Google's advantage lay mostly in marketing."
June 10, 2004
5: new post   MSN Search Claims to Freeze Out Web Spam
"In a sample of one billion web pages, Microsoft claims that eight per cent are spam."
June 10, 2004
6: new post   MSNbot On the Prowl with a Healthy Appetite
" Some webmasters love it and try to feed it as much as possible. Other webmasters don't see any reason to use up bandwith for a search engine that doesn't currently exist."
June 11, 2004
7: new post   Microsofts MSNBot Supports Robots.txt Delay Command
Long asked for by Webmasters is a new "robots delay" command: "...it allows you to specify via robots.txt an amount of time (in seconds) that MSNBot should wait before retrieving another page from that host. "
June 12, 2004
8: new post   Microsoft Postures To Take on Google
Gates personally ratchets up the rhetoric.
June 28, 2004
9: new post   RED Alert : It's Alive! - MSN Search Technology Preview
Preview of the new Microsoft algorithmic search engine.
July 1, 2004
10: new post   Former AltaVista Employee Charged with Hacking
Now a employee of MSN. "Microsoft officials confirmed yesterday that Laurent Chavet works for the company, but they would not specify his assignment."
July 11, 2004
11: new post   Microsoft Working On Shopping Engine To Tie into OS
"Microsoft is working on a new shopping Web site for software, hardware, and peripherals that it plans to advertise in the Windows XP Start Menu and the Internet Explorer Web browser."
July 12, 2004
12: new post   Microsoft buys Lookout Software to Search Email and Desktop Files
"San Francisco-based Lookout makes software that helps users more quickly search through e-mail stored in Microsoft's Outlook mailbox. Outlook is part of Microsoft's Office software package"
July 16, 2004
13: new post   Microsoft Appoints New Sales Director of Search
"Matt Lydon was promoted to senior sales director of search, a newly created position on the ad sales team..."
July 19, 2004
14: new post   Microsoft To Shed Billions to Buy Back Stock
"The Wall Street Journal is reporting that: MICROSOFT WILL PAY a one-time dividend of $3 a share and repurchase $30 billion of its stock over four years, in a $75 billion move to share its cash with investors."
July 20, 2004
15: new post   Microsoft Begins Advertising New Search Engine
In our Hotmail inboxs this morning: "Introducing the New MSN Search...". That says alot about how confident they are of the quality level of the new engine.
July 27, 2004
16: new post   MSN Sandbox : Lookout now Available Free for Outlook
The recently acquired Lookout software is being given away free by Microsoft.
July 28, 2004
17: new post   "Local PC File Search" to Challenge Puffin
Microsoft challenges Google again and intros new hard drive search.
July 30, 2004
18: new post   Ballmer to Google: 'We Will Compete'
"There's a lot of Google fascination out there and we share it, and we're going to compete," Ballmer said with characteristic bluster. "We're going to compete very, very hard."
July 30, 2004
19: new post   MSN Admits News Bot Scruffed Up Bias
"MSN Newsbot, by contrast, gives favorable placement to articles from Microsoft's own MSNBC.com news site -- late Friday afternoon, half of Newsbot's 22 front-page stories came from MSNBC.com."
Aug 1, 2004
20: new post   MSN Search Tech Preview #3
Round 2 gives way to a fresh set of results and tweaked algo. It is starting to look a lot like real horse race.
Oct 12, 2004
21: new post   Microsoft Quietly Launches Shopping Portal
An important story was quietly overlooked by the majority of the web last week - Microsoft's re-entry into the online shopping engine space: "The site aims to provide smaller vendors with the "face time" that brick-and-mortar retailers cannot or are not willing to provide."
Oct 19, 2004
22: new post   Microsoft To Launch New Search Engine
"The Redmond, Wash. software maker on Thursday will open to the public its service for searching the Internet after eighteen months of development. The company is trying to tap into the lucrative business now dominated by Google of combining Internet search and advertising."
Nov 9, 2004
23: new post   The Top 200 MSN Searchs Updated Weekly by MSN
Nov 20, 2004
24: new post   Optimizing for Microsoft Search
Nov 23, 2004
25: new post   Microsoft Releases Screenshot of New Search Engine
...and the screen shot is taken with FireFox.
Nov 23, 2004
26: new post   Basis Technology Enhances Multilingual Search in MSN Search Engine
"Rosette performs linguistic analysis that helps information retrieval applications understand search queries."
Nov 26, 2004
27: new post   Google "sandbox" has SEOs Playing Yahoo and MSN Harder
"...as an SEO, I love the new MSN beta, as I am on the first or second page for all my big and small keywords. Google is blocking me from trying to reach the world, but MSN isn't blocking me from doing that..."
Nov 27, 2004
28: new post   MSN Bench Testing Beta on Live MSN.com Searches
Quite a few members are seeing the live beta results right off the MSN Homepage.
Dec 2, 2004
29: new post   MSN Search Friendly Rank Checkers
MSN search blog lists rank checkers for use with the msn beta.
Dec 4, 2004
30: new post   Microsoft Embeds Search in Windows Instant Messenger
" The rectangular box, embedded in a preview version of the company's MSN Messenger 7.0, is a search field. Users will be able to launch Internet searches directly from that field, automatically opening a Web browser to display the relevant results on an Internet search site. "
Dec 13, 2004
31: new post   MSN Search will Turn more users to Beta Next Week
" Oshoma Momoh, General Manager, MSN Search Program Management, says that "Next week we intend to begin turning up the dial and direct more of our users to the Beta."
Jan 9, 2005
32: new post   Bill Gates says: "Today's Search is Nothing"
Gates goes on to say, "...our research agenda will allow us to take today's search from ourselves and Google and make what we have today look like a joke."
Jan 11, 2005
33: new post   New MSN Search Now Live - Now you see it - Now you Don't
More real world testing from MSN as the Beta tag is dropped and results go live on MSN. Sources say beta to go final on the first, but results will continue to be live on and off this next few weeks. Webmasters report seeing repeative searches from the beta index on the live site.
Jan 14, 2005
34: new post   MSN Search Hits Full Time Almost 100% of the Time now
Jan 25, 2005
35: new post   MSN Ramps Up Marketing with TV Ad Campaign
"MSN is to embark on a multi-million pound ad campaign to promote its new own-brand search engine, launched yesterday."
Feb 3, 2005
36: new post   Rank Checking MSN RSS Feeds
Using RSS browsers such as Opera to monitor keywords has never been easier!
Feb 4, 2005
37: new post   MSN Searchbox Power User Shortcuts
An MSN power searcher cheat sheet.
Feb 21, 2005
38: new post   PicSearch Announces Collaboration With MSN
"Picsearch announced today that it has entered into an agreement to supply the new MSN Search service with image search services. This means that MSN consumers may search for electronic images on the Internet using technology made available by Picsearch."
Feb 22, 2005
39: new post   MSN Fires up Start.com RSS Aggregator Beta
MSN beta tests rss aggregator. update: " and *splat* - they are gone"
Mar 10, 2005
40: new post   MSN to Unveil PPC Program
"Microsoft will on Wednesday signal a direct assault on one of the main profit-generators of Google and Yahoo when it unveils an advertising service that lets users link their messages to the results of internet searches."
Mar 14, 2005
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