Well-known consultant, author and speaker Brent Goodfellow sends this note emphsizing the importance of search. It looks like everybody is scrambling to get in the act.
Seems the toolbar wars are heating up with Microsoft’s release of the MSN toolbar to rival Google’s, and due out later this month one from ask.com. In January Yahoo will enter the fray with technology they licensed from X1 Technologies. The new toolbar touts the ability to do desktop and mail searches in addition to searching the Internet. Microsoft indicated they incorporated technology from the Lookout startup which they purchased earlier in the beta code. The MSN toolbar is in beta and available for downloading if you want to be the first kid on the block to try it. The download link is: http://beta.toolbar.msn.com/