Microsoft now does search

The new services, called MSN Newsbot and MSN Blogbot, up the ante in the battle for Internet search market share. Microsoft has already said it is working on its own general Internet search engine, expected to be launched this year, to go head-to-head with Google. The Friday announcements were made at a Microsoft meeting for online advertisers. Yahoo! News: Microsoft Readies News, Blog Services

More attention to blogs as a special category. There is, of course, increased meta-data surrounding typical blog posts, which can actually make searches easier. But, isn't it all just content?