The Death of Live Search Books

Microsoft announced on Friday that they’re abandoning their massive book digitization project. Likewise, the search site will also be shut down. I’m not totally surprised by this. I’ve always thought this project was more about Microsoft reaching parity with Google than anything else. This much is true…Microsoft figured out that its money should be spent on developing better search technology instead of spending millions on adding content to an inadequate search engine.

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  1. It always amazes me how long it takes MicroSoft to figure out the right way to spend their money.

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