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Microsoft goes after Google

aims to topple the king (ha)



12:49 am on Sep 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Chairman Bill Gates, Chief Executive Steve Ballmer and a handful of other executives sat down in February to answer a question asked countless times before in the world's largest software maker's 28-year history. Should Microsoft build or buy?

What they decided was to build technology that would eventually surpass Google Inc.'s ability to sift through the Web and return results relevant enough to make it the top Internet search destination.


2:01 am on Sep 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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M$ history teaches us one thing for sure - they can't get it even close to right until at least version 3.0 - so Google has quite a while before M$ search is really a threat. (I still haven't seen their experimental bot on my sites yet.)

(Remember Windows 2.0? hehe!)


7:06 am on Sep 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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We all optimize right? Why would we be worried about MSN now, when Google producing so many more leads and hits than they (LookSmart and Inktomi) do? Your right we wont see much more until 3.0...


10:06 am on Oct 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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maybe...the reason that google is currently struggling to provide us with 'relevant' results....

(with this comment i mean results im recieving now arent as relevant as in the past)

is because Google has changed its focus, were seeing alot of movement between companies surrounding MSN, there obviously gearing up, Google have started to let the search run its self for a while, where there busy working on new and improved algorithms to beat what ever msn throw at it?
just speculation!? im new to all this!


behind the scenes deal?
Knowbody has to know its a Google search engine, and msn would never admit it - but could msn pay for a google like engine to be deveoped by google? an idea?



10:58 am on Oct 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Anybody got a link to the article from post #1 that works? I keep getting this on the non-cnn page:
We're sorry, there was something wrong with your HTTP request or the page you requested does not exist. Please try back later

Oh, and this thread seems to continue here: Google 2006: How Will Microsoft's Longhorn OS Impact Google? [webmasterworld.com]


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