Microsoft Picks Up Jellyfish Shopping Search Engine

JellyfishMicrosoft has announced the acquisition of a comparison shopping engine named

Microsoft believes that Jellyfish’s technology “has some interesting potential applications” that they can make a “key component” of Live Search. takes a bit more of a social approach to comparison shopping by enabling shoppers to sign up and create a profiles.

Here is an example of one profile, themadhatter. You can connect with shopping buddies, earn badges, guru points, referrals and much more. Here is a screen capture of this user’s profile (you can click on it to view a larger image):

Jellyfish -- TheMadHatter's page (20071002)

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Related Topics: Channel: Retail | Microsoft: Bing | Microsoft: Business Issues | Search Engines: Shopping Search Engines


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