AOL Will Use Fast Search and Transfer Technology

Enterprise search player (and former owner of AllTheWeb) Fast Search and Transfer has started the new year much like it ended 2004, adding new big name clients. A brief news release (also picked up by Reuters) informs us that the America Online has signed a contract to use Fast ESP, “across multiple applications throughout the organization.” Precisely where the technology will be used (internal databases or external, publicly accessible databases) was not disclosed.

About a week ago, Fast announced that their technology was licensed by Factiva, a fee-based news and info database that is owned by Reuters and Dow Jones.

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