Google's secret new search engine

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It’s called searchmash, which sounds like a Web 2.0 brand if ever we heard one, and it’s apparently a place for Google to experiment with new ideas for internet search. And it’s as stripped-down as old-skool Google, albeit with a pastelly purple look. You type in a query, and get a list of results back like normal, and some photos too. But you can drag and drop the search results into a different order. "This is just for fun right now, but we have some ideas for how to use this," it says on the site.

There’s also a Features page which explains the different features, and gives you the chance to vote on whether they’re useful or not. The site promises regular enhancements, so it’s one to keep an eye on in the coming months.

(via CNET)

Stuart Dredge