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New Search Engine for CBSNews.com

Oct 23, 2006  •  Post A Comment

CBSNews.com and Answers Corp. launched AnswerTips, a new search engine, on the network news Web site Monday.

The announcement, also made Monday, said the search engine utilizes the first Web-based version of the mechanism usually available only via downloadable software.

When the user’s Alt key is clicked on any word or phrase, an AnswerTips window opens offering everything on the subject from maps and historical background to definitions. A click on the “more” button in the AnswerTips window delivers even more content about the topic.

As part of the deal, CBSNews.com will provide headlines and breaking news stories to Answers.com.