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MSN new SE will comeback in June 2004

As a MSN's Belgium director says

     

Allergic

1:32 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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In VDN [laviedunet.com] (in french), a belgium site from the NewsPaper Le Soir, Marc Bresseel (Director of MSN Belgium) say ;

A quick traduction:
MSN will have the better search engine of the Internet and the coming out will be fast, as soon as june 2004.

johnser

1:46 pm on Dec 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Betcha they'll have it live for 4 July ;)
Good find by the way!

panic

5:39 pm on Dec 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I can't wait :) Maybe MSN is going to be the third major engine and will level the playing field a bit.

sem4u

5:42 pm on Dec 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It's going to be very interesting next year!

Mind you it's been interesting for the past couple of years ;)

vitaplease

3:06 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Gregory Gordon of Microsoft is quoted to remark in Munich that the MSN search will arrive end of 2004.

[fnl.nl...]
(article in Dutch).

They want to differentiate themselves with more personalisation/localisation.
(distance between searcher and website)

More than 100 software developers are working on it world-wide.

They want to keep working together with Overture for ads.

Receptional

3:17 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)



I put Allergic's web page through Babelfish and, apart from using the word "bouquet" alot, it sounded like the story was not about search, but was about premium Hotmail and communications features like email security.

Still interesting, but the new search engine is what I REALLY want to hear about from MSN.

Dixon.

ogletree

3:19 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I thought MSN was the 3rd top engine. They are in my logs. Sometimes they get number one and two. Specially latly.

jimbeetle

3:22 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Arrrgh! No Dutch to English on Alta Vista. French to English gives a readable version (I love the mentions of new "bouquets" being offered by MSN).

Words that came through seemingly unscathed were "...Marc Bresseel, who affirms that as of June 2004, MSN will have the most powerful search engine of the Internet."

Typical Microsoft bravado?

jeremy goodrich

7:00 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I've heard some crazy rumors that 2004 is going to be the real deal for MSN Search, as well. Wonder if they'll invent a new brand, or leave it as is?

jimbeetle

7:11 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Wonder if they'll invent a new brand, or leave it as is?

My uneducated guess is that they will leave it as is, incorporated with MSN.

They've been subtley revamping MSN. And this pass weekend MSNBC introduced a new look that's more tightly integrated into MSN. Actually, its no longer msnbc.com but msnbc.msn.com and MSN logos and 'home' are much more prominent than MSNBC. (I got lost a few times, couldn't quite figure out how the heck I wound up at MSN when though I was clicking MSNBC links.)

Add MSN's push into broadband and whatever other premium services it's planning and I'll vote for MSN-branded search (for now at least, until Longhorn).

sidyadav

2:30 am on Dec 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I can't wait for that!
Ok, everybody, lets calculate the size of the MSN search when it launches:
How long has it been crawling for?
Whats the speed of it?

Have guesses, here's mine:
1.2 billion web documents?

Sid

skibum

7:15 am on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Even though they are dropping LookSmart and building thier own search engine, it still seems like they are going after to much monetization. With some searches you get up to 4 featured sites on top, 3 sponsored sites below that, and 5 sponsored sites down the right hand side. Nothing "editorial above the fold" - could this just for the holiday season maybe?
 

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