Microsoft's search engine to solve customers' problems

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The announcement is widely seen as Microsoft's effort to crack the near monopoly of search technology pioneer &to=http://' target=_blank>Google, which too has recently added a host of new features.

"Our goal at Microsoft is to use the power of software to solve our customers' toughest problems. Searching the Internet today is a challenge, and it is estimated that nearly half of customers' complex questions go unanswered," Gates said in an official announcement, writes the Hindustan Times.