First to Combine Search Results from MSN Search with Google, Yahoo and Ask Jeeves; With the Addition of MSN Search, Users Can Efficientl

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"By bringing together the best results from the top engines on, consumers can be confident they are receiving the most relevant results," said Brian Bowman, vice president of marketing and product management for InfoSpace Search & Directory.

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BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 2, today announced that search results from MSN Search are now available on the Web's leading metasearch engine. By becoming the first to combine results from the four leading search sites -- MSN Search, Google, Yahoo and Ask Jeeves -- gives consumers the most comprehensive view of the Web and helps them efficiently retrieve the most relevant results.

The addition of MSN Search to further extends's differentiation from any single search engine. Most people believe search results across all four engines are the same, when, in fact, the vast majority of the results from each engine are different. According to a new study, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania State University evaluated 12,570 random queries run on MSN Search, Google, Yahoo and Ask Jeeves. They found only 1.1 percent of the first page results are the same across all four engines. The full results of the study can be found at

" now has direct access to the first search engine built from the ground up with Microsoft technology," said Lisa Gurry, group product manager of MSN Search. "Our collaboration with represents the first distribution agreement we've signed with a metasearch company and is a powerful distribution channel that will help us extend the reach of MSN Search."

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