Microsoft’s Live Search Starts Integrating Powerset Features
Freebase Answers Integration
First-up, Live Search Answers will use Powerset to bring in results from Freebase Answers. Freebase looks to be a cross between Wikipedia and Google’s Knols.
Better Wikipedia Captions
I’d hardly call this exciting, but apparently some of the $200 million paid for Powerset will help Live Search better display Wikipedia results. [Yawn!]
"Related searches" have been around for eons. Still, Microsoft is excited to join the year 2008, with Powerset’s Factz.
Only a small, randomly selected audience will see the new features. If you’re not one of those chosen for the test, something tells me you won’t be heartbroken over it. 😉
PS. Dear Microsoft, you need better screen-grabbing tools–the above images look awful!