Powerset, The Neutered Version

Microsoft promises that this is just the beginning of the integration with the recently acquired Powerset, but incorporating better Wikipedia clips into Live Search is a far cry from the original promise of the next generation search startup: true natural language search.

Instead we have more Live Search results with dedicated answers (not sure why Powerset was needed for this), and better Wikipedia results (“Since Wikipedia articles show up in a large percentage of Live Search queries, it’s important that the captions are top notch.”).

The Powerset team is saying they have “plans for deeper integration in the future.” Let’s sure hope so, because better Wikipedia search results is not going to drive me to Live Search as my primary search engine.

Powerset promised to change the way we searched the web. Let’s see some of that.