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A Little Pep in Google's Step

It may be just a coincidence, but shortly after Microsoft released Bing to good reviews, Google leaked news of its new search engine back end: Caffeine. Now being tested by Web developers, the new engine is supposed to be way faster and offer more real-time results as well as more Twitter and FaceBook findings.

The front end? The same, old, ultra-simple Google search box. What I didn't hear was any high-faluting technologies or radical new approaches to search. But according to tester comments, Caffeine gathers more results and is, in fact, far faster.

What would your dream search engine consist of? Shut down your browser and e-mail your wish list to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on August 12, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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