Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Google's index doubles

Bill Coughran (VP Engineering at Google) announces that Google doubled their search index to 8B pages today.

I'm curious what's going on at MSN Search right now. They're launching their search engine in just hours. The MSN announcement supposedly was going to include boasting of the impressive size of their search index.

An amusingly well-timed move by Google.

Update: It does appear MSN had to change their press release at the last minute. Comparing the final and pre-release versions, they went from saying
    The largest index of information. More than 5 billion web documents – larger than any web indexes reported today.
to saying
    Vast index of information. The MSN Search index of more than 5 billion Web documents is one of the largest indexes offered today.

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