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Microsoft Search Engine Kumo To Be Unveiled Next Week

By Raymond Bochman     May 20, 2009 in Technology
It's being reported that the long awaited release of Microsoft's new search engine Kumo will happen at the "D: All Things Digital" conference next week in Carlsbad, Calif.
Both the, News Corp. owned, The Wall Street Journal, and D: All Things Digital blog, are citing unnamed sources confirming the search engines release. This is despite claims by Microsoft that there is nothing new to be announced
Microsoft is still running internal testing on Kumo, but there are beta versions available in limited public release. Included in the final version of Kumo will be semantic search technology. This is a technology that Microsoft acquired last year with the purchase of a company called Powerset.
The release of this new search engine is Microsoft’s attempt to play catch-up to Yahoo, and Google, who dominate the web search market. According to recent polling, despite the investment in time and money, "...Microsoft had 10.3 percent of the U.S. search market, as compared to 15.8 percent for Yahoo and 64.2 percent for Google."
The conference runs from May 26 to May 28, at the Four Seasons Resort Aviara in Carlsbad.
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