Microsoft's New Live Search

Screen Shot: New Live Search Entertainment Answers

Microsoft is starting to roll out the fall update to its Live Search engine. Over the next few weeks, users will begin to see more relevant and comprehensive results, according to Microsoft.

Here is a shot of how Microsoft will present entertainment-search results to users of the new Live Search. Entertainment is one of four verticals upon which Microsoft focused with the new release. Microsoft has expanded the "Rich Answers" it provides in these verticals (entertainment, shopping, health, local/maps) and integrated content specific to these four areas more deeply into Live Search, company officials say.

By Mary Jo Foley

Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She...