Plans for the MSNBot

By Deane Barker on July 9, 2003

Microsoft brains take on Google brawn | CNET Microsoft is awfully serious about this:

“Microsoft has hired top scientists in its quest for search algorithms that will allow it to compete directly with Google. … Microsoft is actively working on new search algorithms it will use to power its own search engine and enter into competition with Google, according to the head of the company’s Theory Group.”

How cool to work at a company that has a “theory group.” What do you do? I’m with the theory group. [subtly ominous background music here]