Microsoft Research Shows Glimpse of New Search Products
What’s this? Microsoft might actually be working on something innovative in search? No way!
According to SeattlePI, Microsoft showed a pair of new search related products at its recent TechFest event.
One, SearchTogether, is an Internet Explorer plugin that puts a sidebar into the browser. It’s meant for collaborating on multiple computers, possibly in different locations. In the sidebar, each person can see and follow the Web searches that a friend or co-worker has conducted related to their project or common interest. It uses a Windows Live ID login.
The other, CoSearch, is designed for collaborative searching on a single computer. For example, a person using a mobile phone in the room can control a cursor on the computer screen to click on a link and transfer the result to the phone, even as the people using the PC follow a different link.
Hmm, I’m not sure I’d want to see what a co-worker searched for during their lunch break, would you? 😉