Friday, January 13, 2006
Microsoft, Yahoo Talk Search
Microsoft, Yahoo Talk Search: "'There is something called search relevance that Google has been ahead of most competitors in,' Shum [the Beijing-based managing director of Microsoft Research Asia] said. 'But the gap is closing. And Yahoo claims statistically that this difference does not even exist anymore between Google and Yahoo. MSN, with a lot of help from MSR [Microsoft Research] is closing the gap like crazy. We will be catching up with them in a matter of months. And something will be there. But that is only one problem -- one very tough problem, however.' "