The new MSN search promises to deliver more relevant search queries, instant answers to questions, and is available in twenty-five markets and ten languages. There is also an "Instant Answers" feature, as well as access to Encarta encyclopaedia and the MSN Music Library. There are even new tools for doing customized web searches based on very specific criteria.
One of the new tools being offered is Search Builder, which gives web surfers the ability to do customized web searches based on specific site or domain, country or region, or language.
How much does all of this threaten Google? Well, itís believed that Google still ranks as the king of the search engine industry, but that Yahoo and MSN have improved their performance levels quite significantly. This move from Microsoft may further improve the performance and popularity of MSN.