MSN: Desktop Search Screenshot Postings Are Unauthorized

    November 16, 2004

The MSN Search Team pointed out in their blog that postings of screenshots of their desktop search product are unauthorized.

Here is the complete MSN statement from their blog:

“As you may have heard, some screenshots from an internal pre-release build of MSN’s desktop search product were recently posted on the Neowin site. While we’re flattered by the attention and interest, this was an unauthorized disclosure. As many of you know, we have been working on a PC search product for some time, and have demonstrated some early prototypes over the past several months. We are still on track to deliver a beta verson of the product to customers before the end of this calendar year. We plan to release the beta bits only when we feel they are ready from a quality and completeness standpoint, and we’re looking forward to getting feedback from beta users at that time.”

I find it interesting that MSN would link to an unauthorized posting in their own blog.

I’ve posted this in WebProWorld if you would like to comment.

Rich Ord is the CEO of iEntry, Inc. which publishes over 200 websites and email newsletters.

Rich also publishes his blog WebProBlog which focuses on internet business and marketing trends.