For a long time online search has been just that – oline search. But over the last few weeks, as more search engines have cropped up, such as Amazon.com’s A9 and the update of Yahoo, Ask.com and MSN, search is more than search.
eWeek reports that Yahoo late on Monday unveiled a beta test of its My Yahoo Search, where users of its personalized home-page feature can also save, share, categorize and annotate public and private Web pages. Microsoft executives, from Chairman Bill Gates on down, have emphasized the software makers plans to aggressively tackle search itself. Already, MSN officials have said they plan to launch a desktop search product by the end of this year.