Microsoft Technology

MSN Search – Beta Launched

The Internet Search scene is really heating up.

Microsoft launched yesterday, its new search at Beta.Search.MSN.COM. It has indexed 5 Billion Pages (statiscally this means, there is a web page for every single human being:-)).  Google immediately responded by saying that they have indexed 8 Billion Pages.

I have been using the new MSN Search today for my searches – for doing a hotel booking in Singapore. For all the different hotel names I throwed at it, MSN Search came back with the Hotel’s own Website as its first result, almost all the time. Pretty impressive!. While with Google, for the same keywords the result accuracy varied. The MSN Search speed was also good.

Try it and post your comments below.

You can read my July posting on two new search engines here