After months of speculation about what Amazon.com would
do with its mysterious search-engine company, A9, Web
surfers finally got their first taste on Apr. 14.
Yet despite of some intriguing new features not yet found 1.
on leading sites such as Google and Yahoo! , the site
(www.a9.com) -- still in test mode -- rises as many questions 2.
as it answers.
The biggest question remains is whether Amazon, 3.
through A9, would clash into Google more directly. 4.
Google itself is testing a search engine for products
called Froogle that's starting to appeal Web shoppers. 5.
At the same time, Amazon clearly isn't looking to limit A9's horizons.
How directly A9 eventually goes up against the reigned 6.