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Re: Are Alexa and A9 Dying?

__/ [ davidof ] on Tuesday 03 October 2006 10:22 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Oh, more details now emerge.
>> A9 Search Embraces Live Features
>> Nails on the coffin....
> Watch out Roy, you risk being labelled as some frothing at the mouth
> anti-Microsoft zealot.... oh you already have been :-).

Well, this time I take it personally because I no longer have access to
BetterSearch thumbnails, the A9 toolbar needs to be reinstalled, and so

And mind the following:

,----[ Quote ]
| Considering the expense Amazon likely incurred in collecting BlockView
| photos, Microsoft must be paying handsomely for Amazon to shut this
| down.

> I suppose this will boost Live's % in the SE just a little, and when you
> are scrabbling around in single figures every bit helps. I think
> Christopher Sherman of  SearchEngineWatch has it right when he said that
> we're past the days of radical innovation where somebody is really going
> to blow past a competitor.
> I have to agree with you about Live. Initially it didn't seem too bad
> but the more I look at it the more I realise that there is an impedance
> mismatch between search terms and search results.

The search results are abysmal.

search.microsoft.com: http://tinyurl.com/kzsgb 

That's just one example among many.

[looks behind to see if John Bokma is watching... /]

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