Dec 2, 12:41 AM (ET) By MICHAEL LIEDTKE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google Inc. is improving on the discussions its popular Web site hosts, hoping the upgrades will spur more online banter and make its market-leading search engine a richer destination. The Mountain View-based company began tinkering with the changes in May but waited until Thursday to promote its new discussion group features with a link located above its heavily trafficked search engine. Google has offered discussion groups since 2001, when the company bought the Usenet archives, but the previous features were more limited and more difficult to navigate. With the upgrade, Google's discussion group more closely mirrors a service already offered by Yahoo Inc., continuing the two rivals' penchant for shadowing each other's movements.
The only easy day was yesterday.
...some do, some don't; some will, some won't (WR)