In the 1980s, IBM would be a very important company in the computer industry but Microsoft took over. Is Google going to make Microsoft obsolete in a similar way? What will be the result of the Microsoft vs. Google competition? Well, the guys in Microsoft seem to be smarter than those in IBM 20 years ago and they don't want to give up. So the counterparts of www.google.com are
journals - the only journal with "arxi" in it is "Rethinking in Marxism".
Update: on Wednesday, the server works but only returns about 5% of the Google Scholar's results in our field which is why I find the new Microsoft gadget useless so far, despite being a Microsoft fan.
There are several other products that Microsoft must match and beat. For example, the shopping server
will have to face Microsoft's answer
that already works. And stay tuned.
Meanwhile, Google will develop many other services such as the telephone voice search. Microsoft can't afford to sleep.