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!