Brad Goldberg, General Manager for Windows Live Search is leaving Microsoft for a position at Peak6 investment firm the company said this week in a statement. Goldberg will be replaced by Mike Nichols effective January 1.
Maybe this would be a good place to help Microsoft out.
Why I don't use live search:
Lets say I need to find something in Microsoft's on Knowledge base for a repair. I try Microsoft's search...IT CAN'T FIND MY PROBLEM...I try Google's search...THE MS KNOWLEDGE BASE ARTICLE I'M LOOKING FOR IS IN THE TOP 3 HITS. (PS, please, this doesn't mean sabotage Google's results...I'm not sure I could keep Windows running for more than a year or so on most peoples computers without reformatting otherwise).
I don't need a bunch of crap to distract me on the page when I go to do a search. If I wanted to go to a network portal site I would have gone to a network portal site..I wanted a search engine. K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid)
Hmmm, I guess that's about it..actually, if Microsoft Search just returned valid search results that would probably be enough. Also, don't misunderstand, Google's results are FAR FROM PERFECT...there is plenty of room to beat them (search for a popular company name..Brand X for instance...you get 10 companies trying to sell you Brand X, but you don't get Brand X's web site..just sad).