I’m puzzled why so many people are puzzled about Microsoft buying Lookout Software. Consider:
- Search is the biggest information management problems people face
- Email search is among the biggest search problems people face
- Microsoft’s search for its Outlook mail client is crummy
- Lookout’s search for Outlook isn’t crummy
- Microsoft’s Big Picture solutions — WinFS and Longhorn — look too big and too far away to help
Is it any surprise Microsoft is buying Lookout?