Microsoft to start testing ‘Kumo’ search service

by admin March 2, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Microsoft plans later this week to begin internal testing of Kumo, a long-anticipated update to its Live Search product, CNET News has learned.

Ultimately, Kumo is designed to be both a rebranding and an update for Live Search, although at this point Microsoft is describing it as “an internal test environment.”

“Kumo is the name of an internal test environment we are launching to a small sampling of employees…this week,” a Microsoft representative told CNET. Kumo had been long rumored to be a possible name for the Live Search rebranding.

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