FAST Announces Largest Search Engine
From The Search Engine Report
August 2, 1999
FAST Search is now claiming an index of 200 million web pages, which would make it the largest search engine on the web.
FAST Search launched in May of this year, previously under the name All The Web (that URL is still used). The service is backed by Norwegian search technology company Fast Search & Transfer and produced in partnership with Dell.
FAST says the FAST Search site is still intended to be a demonstration of its technology, not a major search portal. The company's real goal is to power other people's search engines, such as how Inktomi and Direct Hit powers results at HotBot.
Consequently, don't expect a lot of bells-and-whistles at FAST Search. But if you are looking for an alternative to the comprehensive search capabilities offered by Northern Light, AltaVista and Inktomi-powered services, then pay a visit to FAST.
FAST Aims For Largest Index
The Search Engine Report, July 5, 1999
More background information about FAST.
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