Webware 100 winner: Live Search

Webware 100 winner: Live Search

Site: Live.com
Category: Search & Reference

Live Search is Microsoft's free Web search tool that plugs into various Microsoft Web properties as well as general indexing for pages all over the Internet. Users can search for news stories, photos, videos, as well as Microsoft's other Web services like Live Maps and MSN.

Besides Web searches, Microsoft has a few search tools built into Live.com that let you search books, XML feeds, and the company's questions and answers service.

One thing that separates it from competitors is the Cashback service, which offers users cash back on certain items purchased from retailers that have been linked in its results. Microsoft does this by percentage, which means users can get back large sums of money on high-value products.

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