Microsoft is beginning their push to out-Google Google. They’ve launched a preview site containing their new search technology.
What do we have under the hood? A brand new algorithmic search engine — built from the ground up — on Microsoft technology. Give it a spin and tell us what you think.
This site will be available for a short time. After we have time to incorporate your feedback and add some features it’ll be back, new and improved.
Seems like a mixed bag so far. I searched for ‘Triage’, interested in finding out more about Microsoft’s new photo organizing technology. I got results for hospital triage stuff, as you’d expect. I tried ‘Triage photo’, and got… the Gadgetopia post I made yesterday, which means that either their indexer is blazingly fast, or I just got lucky.
Unfortunately, the post was a ‘recent entry’ at the time the site was indexed, so the search results contained every page on Gadgetopia, but the actual post about Triage was completely buried. I think Google has some way of filtering that sort of thing out. Looks like they have some more work to do.