I've been meaning to write about SDForum's Silicon Valley Search SIG since Robert Scoble mentioned it earlier this month. The new group just had its first meeting, Audio Search: Selling Picks & Shovels at the Podcast Gold Rush. Yahoo's posted a summary on its search blog today, pointing at the end to even more summaries. Audio of the event is promised to come via several of the podcasting search vendors in attendance. The group sounds great for anyone in the area. I always feel sorry for those not in the middle of Silicon Valley who can't take part in these things, however. Want to hit the next one? The group sadly lacks any type of decent home page that I could find. It does have a mailing list, and you can sign-up or read archives here. A next event in October on vertical search is being planned.
Postscript: The group has a blog now here.
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