|Forum: Bing Search Engine News|
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|1:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| Microsoft Postures To Take on Google|
Gates personally ratchets up the rhetoric.
|June 28, 2004|
|9:|| RED Alert : It's Alive! - MSN Search Technology Preview|
Preview of the new Microsoft algorithmic search engine.
|July 1, 2004|
|10:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| MSN Sandbox : Lookout now Available Free for Outlook|
The recently acquired Lookout software is being given away free by Microsoft.
|July 28, 2004|
|17:|| "Local PC File Search" to Challenge Puffin|
Microsoft challenges Google again and intros new hard drive search.
|July 30, 2004|
|18:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| The Top 200 MSN Searchs Updated Weekly by MSN||Nov 20, 2004|
|24:|| Optimizing for Microsoft Search||Nov 23, 2004|
|25:|| Microsoft Releases Screenshot of New Search Engine|
...and the screen shot is taken with FireFox.
|Nov 23, 2004|
|26:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| MSN Search Friendly Rank Checkers|
MSN search blog lists rank checkers for use with the msn beta.
|Dec 4, 2004|
|30:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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 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:|| MSN Search Hits Full Time Almost 100% of the Time now||Jan 25, 2005|
|35:|| 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:|| Rank Checking MSN RSS Feeds|
Using RSS browsers such as Opera to monitor keywords has never been easier!
|Feb 4, 2005|
|37:|| MSN Searchbox Power User Shortcuts|
An MSN power searcher cheat sheet.
|Feb 21, 2005|
|38:|| 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:|| MSN Fires up Start.com RSS Aggregator Beta|
MSN beta tests rss aggregator. update: " and *splat* - they are gone"
|Mar 10, 2005|
|40:|| 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|