As we see both Microsoft and Yahoo! finding their feet with their new search deal it seems that Google has been hatching it’s own plan. They have secretively been working on a new architecture for their search, know as the ‘Caffeine’ update.
Currently the new architecture is only really seen by ‘power users’ and web developers, which would make sense if it’s purely technical changes they’ve been making, but will anyone else see a difference? And is this just covering up other big changes or just causing a distraction? Well, Google have released the architecture for previewing and testing by developers and power Googlers and can take the new caffeinated search for a ride at http://www2.sandbox.google.com/. But what changes have really been made? Continue reading