Yahoo; MSN overhaul search engines

Yahoo Inc. has made significant enhancements to its search engine, and the company said the changes will boost the speed of searches and improve the accuracy of results.The engine’s new Search Assist feature includes additional suggested search topics on the main results page, along with a list of related concepts to help users explore an unfamiliar subject area, said Tim Mayer, a member of Yahoo’s search development team, in a blog post. see:

Search giants offer new features

Yahoo and Microsoft have announced upgrades to their search engines in efforts to gain ground on rival Google.Yahoo’s makeover will include features that allow users to refine searches as well as offering links to photos, music and video on the results page.Microsoft’s new-improved Live Search represents a “quantum jump in search results” according to the company.

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