Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 28th Jan 2007 16:48 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Microsoft Bungled branding of the new Windows Live Internet services has hurt Microsoft and could affect its chance to play catch-up with Google, analysts said on Friday. On Thursday, Microsoft lowered its sales forecast for its Internet services business for the full year from 11 percent to between 3 percent and 8 percent. It also acknowledged that its search market share has dropped. Windows Live Search saw its searches drop nearly 10 percent from a year ago, while Google's rose more than 22 percent, according to figures released this week from Nielsen/NetRatings. Google has 50.8 percent market share, followed by Yahoo at 23.6 percent and Microsoft with only 8.4 percent.
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RE: Slow...
by load_mic on Mon 29th Jan 2007 13:54 UTC in reply to "Slow..."
load_mic
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2005-12-13

I think the point here is that who cares what the UI of a search service is if it cant find what you are looking for? MSN/Windows Live is far behind for a reason and it isn't branding.
There seems to be a level of quality in Google services (and even Yahoo to some degree) that is not found in the MSN services.

I still can't get over how much better Google Desktop is at searching and organizing my Outlook folders than any feature or tool within MS Office.

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