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May 20, 2009 at 10:10 AM

Microsoft’s new search engine: “Bing” better than “Kumo”?

Maybe “Kumo” is just a placeholder for Microsoft’s next search engine, which may end up being called “Bing.” That’s the take of search marketing guru Danny Sullivan, who provided a great overview of the rumorish coverage of Microsoft’s latest attempt to challenge Google’s Web search dominance. In a post at Search Engine Land, Sullivan said…


Comments | Topics: bing, Google, kumo

May 19, 2009 at 5:03 PM

Ballmer to surface “Kumo” search engine at D confab, report says

Ending one of the worst kept secrets in Redmond, Microsoft is apparently going to publicly present its new “Kumo” branded Web search engine at the Wall Street Journal’s “D: All Things Digital” conference in Carlsbad, Calif., next week. The source for this news? A blogger for D, who wrote today that “sources say the company will…


Comments | Topics: Google, kumo, Microsoft

March 25, 2009 at 3:19 PM

A Microsoft lament, from’s Erik Selberg

Erik Selberg deosn’t blog very often, but it’s usually worth reading when he does. Late last night, he gave Microsoft’s search efforts a bittersweet raspberry. He also questioned why Microsoft isn’t being bolder and more aggressive. This isn’t cross-town rivalry: Selberg was a senior engineer on Microsoft’s search team and a founding member of its Live…


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