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Leaving So Soon?

Microsoft has been trying to become the Google of Web search, first with MSN search and now with Windows Live Search, which, last time I checked (two minutes ago), gave an ego-deflating 3,928 results for "doug barney." But it did have a cool first result.

Meanwhile, Google returns a more gratifying 17,100 pages.

So is it any surprise that Christopher Payne, the Microsoft exec leading the Microsoft search charge, is moving on to greener pastures?

Here's more insight into Redmond's search troubles from BusinessWeek.

Posted by Doug Barney on March 13, 2007 at 11:52 AM


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