Google have announced their latest search engine: Google Caffeine which will ultimately replace the current version.
Access it here: http://www2.sandbox.google.com/
“Caffeine” is in Beta currently and is for testing purposes for the time being.
The new engine, codenamed Caffeine by Google, is aimed at delivering faster, more accurate and more comprehensive results.
The engine, available for testing at a separate web address, has been launched with Google asking developers and businesses for feedback. The website “front end” of the technology looks the same, but Google said the infrastructure was updated to index new content on the web faster.
The surge in popularity of the “real-time” web of Twitter postings and social networks such as Facebook make it important that search engines can quickly find and deliver such content in the search results for consumers.
The public testing of the new Google engine comes two weeks after Microsoft struck a deal to replace Yahoo!’s search engine with its own, called Bing. Bing has gained a percentage point or two of market share since its launch earlier this year as a “decision engine” by Microsoft, backed by extensive advertising, but Google still gets about two-thirds of US search queries, according to comScore.