No 'Real Time Search' in Kumo, says Microsoft

"Real time search" services like search.twitter.com may be all the rage these days, but there's one place you shouldn't expect to see the technology deployed: Microsoft's soon-to-be-relaunched search engine Kumo. The Kumo team is thinking in terms of small tweaks and not to expect anything like real-time search in the Kumo release. "It's got to be an evolutionary […]

"Real time search" services like search.twitter.com may be all the rage these days, but there's one place you shouldn't expect to see the technology deployed: Microsoft's soon-to-be-relaunched search engine Kumo. The Kumo team is thinking in terms of small tweaks and not to expect anything like real-time search in the Kumo release. "It's got to be an evolutionary step." So what will be new with Kumo? Microsoft plans to "make results human-readable," "reduce clickbacks," and focus on people's "key tasks" like travel or hyper-local results, Stefan Weitz told.