Look for Yahoo! to unveil a response to Google's blog search early next week. This from Bradley Horowitz, director of tech development in the company's search group. He wouldn't provide details in advance. And it could be that Yahoo's announcement will cover only one aspect of blog or RSS search, and not the comprehensive release the search industry's waiting for. (Blogsurfers got a glimpse last summer of what Yahoo's cooking up when a test version of the company's RSS search leaked briefly into the public domain.)
Yahoo's announcement comes less than a month after Google's release of its much antipated blog search. The Google engine, while fast and competent, has drawn few raves. (Here's my review) Blog search is a big chance for number-two Yahoo to steal the march on the search king.