Google Inc. paid a good amount to become the default search engine for Firefox, but that didn’t stop Microsoft Corporation from creating an add-on for the competing web browser. Microsoft has just created a plugin that adds Windows Live Search to the search box of Firefox and has built-in search suggestions.
“We’re happy to report that we’ve officially integrated Live Search into Firefox by popular demand,” stated Live Search managers Beatrice Oltean and Debapriya Ray. The add-on uses Microsoft Live Search API 2.0 and is part of a project called Silk Road.
Microsoft Live Search is behind Yahoo! and Google in terms of the numbers of search queries made on a given day. Microsoft is trying several marketing strategies to take away market share from competitors such as the Live Search Cashback program and building the internal search for Facebook.