With all the attention the recent MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search product has been getting, the team has been hard at work extending and improving the product for an international audience. On June 23rd, we released version 02.05.0000.1082 to the web for eleven markets, including a revision of the United States (English) highlight of this international rollout was a launch of the Japanese versions of both our Web search and the MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search by Bill Gates on June 27th along with previews of some exciting search research projects and the announcement of an MSN Research and Development center in Japan, all of which gathered a lot of positive press reaction. For those of you who can read Japanese, you may be interested to read through some of the press reports and reviews which are listed below.
From MSN (in Japanese): Conference report, Toolbar promotion site
Press reports/reviews (in Japanese): Yomiuri Online, CNET, IT Media, ASCII24, Internet Watch, Nikkei BP Online, ITPro(Nikkei Windows), Digital Arena, ITPro(Nikkei Communication), Enterprise Watch
Here’s a list of all the sites where you can download the toolbar: Japan, UK, Canada (English & French versions), Germany, Australia, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Mexico, Brazil, US
Paul Bennett, MSN Toolbar PM