Latest Interview: Microsoft’s Dr. Scott Prevost – Comment Here

This week I am publishing a recent interview with Microsoft's Dr. Scott Prevost. Scott is the principal development manager in the Powerset group at Microsoft. I used this discussion to get some insight into what Powerset is about, and how Microsoft intends to use it as a part of their core search technology in the future. Powerset … [Read more...]

Latest Interview: Angus Norton of Microsoft

This week I am publishing a recent interview with Microsoft's Angus Norton. We start by exploring the recent Silk Road initiative announced by Microsoft at Pubcon 2008. After that, we spend some time speaking about Microsoft's initiatives in search moving forward, and their plans to improve their market share in the future. Check … [Read more...]

Latest Interview: Microsoft’s Nathan Buggia

Our interview this week is with Microsoft's Nathan Buggia, the Lead Product Manager of the Live Search Webmaster Center. We go into the Live Search Webmaster Tools in depth. It's a great product, and provides a lot of useful diagnostics. As Nate points out early on, these diagnostics should be helpful in understanding how all … [Read more...]

Microsoft Blocking Ads Targeted at Hispanics?

I received an interesting tip from the folks at QuieroLatino.com, a Latin dating site. According to this post on their site Microsoft AdCenter won't accept Spanish ads or ads that go to pages with Spanish on them. To clarify this a bit further, the issue appears to be with running these types of campaigns in the US itself. Here is … [Read more...]

Latest Interview: Microsoft’s Mike Nichols

This week's interview is with Mike Nichols of Microsoft. It was an intriguing discussion about image search, Microsoft's new video search, and celebrity search. Read the interview to see what I learned in the discussion, and if you would like to comment on the interview you can do that below. … [Read more...]

Latest Interview: Microsoft’s Ramez Naam

My latest interview is with Ramez Naam of Microsoft. The interview focused on core technology improvements recently made my Microsoft to Live Search. It turned into a great discussion that illustrates many of the complexities involved in a modern day search engine. Check out the interview for details. Feel free to comment below … [Read more...]

Live Search Local, Maps, and Mobile

Today's post will cover the Local, Maps and Mobile search presentation made by Microsoft at the Searchification event on September 26, 2007. We have also written a post about the Core Improvements in Live Search that you can also read. 1. The presentation was made by Eric Jorgensen, a 13 year veteran of Microsoft: One of the … [Read more...]