On October 10, 2005 Yahoo announced the launch of 2.0 version of its News search. Yahoo! News Search 2.0 (beta) now includes blogs, Flickr photos and My Web links, as well as news and international items.
'The move to augment professional journalism with grassroots journalism signals Yahoo!'s commitment to fusing mainstream content with user-generated content to give consumers a more complete search experience.....' (from press release).
Welcome to the future! We are now entering the world of mega-engines: anything you could possible want and more. Yahoo and Google appear to be going head to head in trying to dominate the market. While this may not thrill their stockholders, it is definitely a win-win sitution for Internet users.
To the victors go the spoils ... is that us?