Snap.com has released a new user interface for its search results page. As you begin typing your query, it does the whole Google Suggest, LookAhead, AllTheWeb LiveSearch auto complete suggested query thing. Then you submit your query and the interface snaps (literally) into a two column view. On the left are the search results and on the right is a preview of the landing page of the result selected on the left. This is a more, in your face approach to Ask.com's Binoculars, that allows you to mouse over to see a site preview. For the full release, download the PDF document.
Postscript From Danny: See also Upstart search engine blurs the lines of advertising from the Associated Press, which covers issues raised over whether Snap is doing proper disclosure of paid listings. Meanwhile, Overture Founder Starts Pay-Per-Action System from the San Jose Mercury news covers the move to a cost-per-action payment system for ads.
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