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July 31st, 2009
11:56 AM ET

Google to be Replaced?

Two of the web’s most powerful companies have teamed up for what just might be the biggest possible task on the Internet: taking on Google. As reports, Microsoft and Yahoo hope to supplant Google as the leading search engine.

Is that possible? How will this change the way you search online? This weekend in the CNN Newsroom, our Josh Levs will get the answers from one of the world’s top experts – Steven Levy of Wired magazine.

Join Josh, along with TJ Holmes and Brooke Baldwin in for Betty Nguyen Saturday and Sunday in the CNN Newsroom, beginning 6am ET/3am PT.

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  1. Colin Dean

    Now that Yahoo is using Microsoft's search technology, there's one less search engine available.

    Bing improves on Live by a lot, but different search engines have different ranking/relevancy algorithms (ways of determining if something should be in the results and then in what order the results should be shown).

    Google will always be relevant and likely be the majority search because its ranking methods favor link backs and high quality content.

    Until Bing and Google return the nearly results to a single query, there will always be a use for either. Toss lesser known engines into the mix, such as Clusty, and there's always something that a certain engine is better at finding.

    Yahoo!+Microsoft is not the harbinger of Google's search destruction. Microsoft's marketing dollars will be the only thing that drives more people to it. Google's so good that they don't need to advertise. If ever there comes a time when Google does, I assure you that Google has much more advertising ability than Microsoft or Yahoo! ever will have.

    July 31, 2009 at 12:10 pm |
  2. Larry

    Google won't be replaced my Microsoft. I've tried Microsoft's"Bing" and found it to be only a fraction as powerful as Google.

    I've heard that someone is working on another search engine that's supposed to better than Google, but it isn't Microsoft or Yahoo.

    July 31, 2009 at 2:48 pm |
  3. Joe Holland

    Hello Brooke Baldwin:

    Your reporting is great. That's all I got to say. Thanks.

    August 1, 2009 at 8:49 am |

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