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RealNames Slipping Generics Into Specifics

RealNames has had a long-standing and laudable policy of not selling a generic term to any one company. For instance, Amazon.com couldn't purchase the name "books," nor could Ford purchase the name "cars." But in the past two months, the company has cut two significant deals that go against this policy, enabling both its partners and RealNames itself great benefits. It also appears to be backing away from its policy on generics altogether. RealNames has had a long-standing and laudable policy of not selling a generic term to any one company. For instance, Amazon.com couldn't purchase the name "books," nor could Ford purchase the name "cars." But in the past two months, the company has cut two significant deals that go against this policy, enabling both its partners and RealNames itself great benefits. It also appears to be backing away from its policy on generics altogether. 0 Comments

RealNames Expands Namespaces

RealNames has introduced three new namespaces to demonstrate what it hopeswill become common place for companies: the creation of custom RealNamesdatabases to serve their various searching needs.The new databases allow anyone using the RealNames system, such as throughAltaVista or via RealNames-enabled software, to search for US income taxforms, US Securities and Exchange Commission filings and US Patent information.To find tax forms, simply preface the form number with "IRS RealNames has introduced three new namespaces to demonstrate what it hopeswill become common place for companies: the creation of custom RealNamesdatabases to serve their various searching needs.The new databases allow anyone using the RealNames system, such as throughAltaVista or via RealNames-enabled software, to search for US income taxforms, US Securities and Exchange Commission filings and US Patent information.To find tax forms, simply preface the form number with "IRS 0 Comments

AltaVista Debuts Search Features

AltaVista introduced a number of significant new search features in October, including the display of relevant results from the Ask Jeeves answer service, a new filtering option and a photo search service. Those performing a standard web search at the service may now receive information from up to four different sources on the search results page, a combination that AltaVista has dubbed "Full View Searching." The hope is that more sources mean better odds that a searcher will come away with relevant results AltaVista introduced a number of significant new search features in October, including the display of relevant results from the Ask Jeeves answer service, a new filtering option and a photo search service. Those performing a standard web search at the service may now receive information from up to four different sources on the search results page, a combination that AltaVista has dubbed "Full View Searching." The hope is that more sources mean better odds that a searcher will come away with relevant results 0 Comments

RealNames Expands Listings

Those using the RealNames links on AltaVista are more likely to be taken directly to an appropriate web site, now that the RealNames system has greatly expanded its listings. Those using the RealNames links on AltaVista are more likely to be taken directly to an appropriate web site, now that the RealNames system has greatly expanded its listings. 0 Comments