A thread a SER Forums presents a "goodbye" email from David Cole, the senior vice president of Microsoft's MSN Division. He will be stepping down in April to take some time to determine his future aspirations.
Does this signal ominous news for MSN in its attempt to move in on Google's search dominance? Barry blogged at SEW about this and about another personel matter at MSN recently, and it seems that quite a lot of movement is happening over there. Some wonder if this change will be good for MSN, and what its future focus will be.
As Barry says:
Makes you wonder if they are serious about search.
Based on the quotes provided in the Nicol post, it looks like they may be trying to take a shortcut to the next step of integrating TV and Online behavior, which Yahoo has been working on in its own way.
Discuss your thoughts at Search Engine Roundtable Forums.