Microsoft Readies News, Blog Services

Filed as General on March 27, 2004 3:55 pm

by Duncan

Yahoo! News> Expanding its push into the Internet search space, Microsoft says it plans to launch Internet search services for news and Web logs later this year. The new services, called MSN Newsbot and MSN Blogbot, up the ante in the battle for Internet search market share. Microsoft has already said it is working on its own general Internet search engine, expected to be launched this year, to go head-to-head with Google. The Friday announcements were made at a Microsoft meeting for online advertisers. read more>

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  1. By Greg Linden posted on March 31, 2004 at 12:33 am
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    MSN Newsbot promises to offer personalized news, but other personalized news sites already exist. For example, Findory News ( learns from the news you read, searches thousands of sources, finds articles of interest, and builds your own personal front page of news.