Live Search to offer cluster searches?

I managed to somehow get into the new Kumo-like thing on Live Search. I discovered that the new Kumo Search will kind of have a slightly modified way of displaying results. There will be ‘clusters’ of search groups, based on Related Searches. Here’s a snapshot of it:

As you can see, a search query for “Microsoft” brings not just Microsoft, but also clusters of related searches like the ones above in the picture (Microsoft Drive, Microsoft Products, Microsoft Headphones, etc.).

Bad idea or good idea? What do you think?

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3 thoughts on “Live Search to offer cluster searches?

  1. Kind of annoying to have to click again to get to a result, I would think. Kumo = even bigger branding fiasco for Microsoft.

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