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Search wars come to the desktop

roundup Microsoft's desktop tool is now due this year, and Yahoo may be staking its claim. And then there's Google.

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There's no business like the search business, apparently. Microsoft's desktop tool is now due this year, and Yahoo may be staking its claim. And then there's Google.

Microsoft fixes date for desktop search tool

Execs announce firmer launch date for software that digs through e-mail and files alike, after Google puts out its own program.
October 22, 2004

Yahoo buys e-mail search company

Technology lets people search message text and attachments, possibly a move to rival efforts by Google, Microsoft.
October 21, 2004

Google doubles year-over-year profit

In first report as a public company, search giant posts third-quarter profit of $52 million, thanks to booming online ad revenue.
October 21, 2004 previous coverage

Google unveils desktop search

Application lets people retrieve e-mail, office documents, AOL chat logs and a history of Web pages viewed, all via the browser.
October 14, 2004

AOL launches new portal, tests desktop search

Search feature will allow members to find photos, music and MS Office files stored on PC drives, in a challenge to Google and Microsoft.
October 14, 2004
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