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In my usual spam junk email messages I get every day, before one message got nuked I noticed it said view “Windows live earth” product, blah, blah, blah
On since looking at the product msn’s “live earth” offering, I find that its all very nice and dandy but its almost exactly the same as the google earth product (minus the wow factor as its already been done and we have all seen it)
So I got to thinking that MSN have now almost zero innovation, they cant come up with anything new – All they want to do is become google by the looks of it?.
How much cash have msn wasted on this product? They have a search engine that’s a bag of nails yet do nothing to improve it, a B2 directory that’s a half product and a number other offerings like googles, only half baked. Jack of all trades comes to mind?
Now im not saying they should re-invent the wheel here, but come on, wouldn’t it be a good idea to get one product like say “Live Search” right before they dabble in other areas?.
When msn said they were dumping Yahoo in favour of building their own search engine I thought great we need competition in this sector, we need something better than google. Yet some years on, msn have failed miserably at search and look like they have given up on it only to move onto copying other google products. Following like sheep rather than looking at innovative ways to improve search.
Perhaps msn need to stick to windows products that they are good at and leave search and everything else well alone…. MSN are currently following others in the market rather than leading and that wasnt what got Bill Gates to where he is now.
Time for a wake up call i think!
...wouldn’t it be a good idea to get one product like say “Live Search” right before they dabble in other areas?
The next big search engine will be innovative and use some new idea in ranking. The mess that Google is in regarding PR and backlinks is creating an opportunity for something new. Will Microsoft or Yahoo grasp it?
Yahoo is run by a movie studio boss who knows nothing about search and Microsoft has never been innovative, just superb at ripping off the idea of others.
I await wikiasearch with interest.
I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that the Microsoft *suits* don't even realize what that particular strength is, and which sector of the overall population they've had a tremendous positive impact on over the years.
Maybe it takes a woman to know. :P