Along with a few other improvements, Google Reader has added a search box to its interface. Considering that the service is more than a year old and Google is the world’s biggest search engine, the question remains: What took them so long?! In the battle for feed-reader world domination – which earlier this week, Read/Write Web noted is being won by Bloglines at the moment – a search box may have been something for Google Reader to add sooner. Like, maybe even when Google Reader launched. TechCrunch’s Duncan Riley notes:
Google Readers biggest competitor Bloglines recently released a completely new version that has been getting positive coverage; adding search to Google Reader (a feature Bloglines has had since May 2006) shines the spotlight back in Google’s direction.
Better late than never, though, and the blog Google System has some good suggestions for improvement.