Powerset, the most talked about semantic search engine that no one has seen, is slowly opening its doors to scrutiny. Last night, the company hosted an event for bloggers and tech media at its San Francisco headquarters.
Some coverage of the event:
- ZDNet's Dan Farber (Powerset: The natural language search mashup platform)
- Nitin Karandikar of Software Abstractions (Powerset is Not a Google-killer!)
- Tailrank's Kevin Burton (Powerset - Out of Stealth)
- Ethan Stock (PowerSet: Let's Re-Invent Everything )
- John McKinley of Great Falls Ventures (Powerset - no pretender to the throne, but the real deal)
- Microsoft's Don Dodge (Powerset - Open Source approach to beat Google)
- Mike Masnick of Techdirt (Powerset: Is There More Than Buzzwords And Patent Threats?)
- Google Blog Search
The company gave attendees a look under the hood, and introduced a new developer platform called Powerlabs. Both the search engine and partner program are expected to launch in September. “We want as many people in Powerlabs to help us build and test the product. Powerlabs tells us when we are ready to go. We could have 50,000 people QAing our product,” said Steve Newcomb, COO and co-founder of Powerset. So far, Powerlabs has 10,000 users, according to ZDNet's Farber.