Search This, Google: Microsoft Adds Free Toolbar, Pop-Up Add Blocking to IE

Like Netscape before it, tiny Google has awakened a sleeping giant.

Today, Microsoft unveiled a free MSN Toolbar add-on for the dominant Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser. The MSN Toolbar looks almost identical to the Google toolbar, which provides searching, pop-up ad blocking, and other functionality. Even the MSN Toolbar's download page looks almost identical to the Google toolbar download page.

Written on January 28, 2004