Google’s ‘Caffeine’ kick

Google has unveiled a new version of its internet search engine as it fights to stay ahead of a pack that now includes an unexpectedly strong challenger in Microsoft’s Bing.

The new version – codenamed “Caffeine” – will feel almost identical, although Google promised it would make search results more comprehensive, accurate and faster. Businesses trying to ensure they appear at the top of search results could be forced to spend money reworking their own websites.

For this reason Google engineers posting a link to a trial version of Caffeine on a company blog said they wanted people to test drive it and help iron out problems.