Google Instant Search Produced by Yahoo in 2005

Almost identical to Google Instant was LiveSearch, created by Yahoo R&D in 2005 and released on its lesser used property AllTheWeb.  Why was this radical search concept not released on Yahoo search?  At the time, Yahoo Search was barely surviving, and decision makers chose not to implement radical ideas in favor of smaller improvements.

See the video demonstration below of Yahoo’s instant search product on AllTheWeb.

 

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