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Google offers instant-search interface standard

With Google Instant, the close link between the company’s browser and search service is getting even closer–but Google wants to ensure that the Chrome-Google pairing isn’t the only one possible on the Net.

If a proposal from the search giant catches on, browser users might, for example, be able to see Yahoo search results in Firefox–or more likely, Microsoft Bing search results instantly in Internet Explorer. The proposal, if accepted, holds the potential to help both Google and its rivals–at least if they can match the new Google Instant interface…

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