Add another player in the desktop search war. Autonomy has jumped in with a new product aimed at the enterprise market. More in this ZDNet UK story. Autonomy’s new product offers something called “Active Folders” and has a description that sounds VERY similar to the “Smart Folders” feature that Blinkx just unveiled in their 2.0 release.
Surprised by the similar sounding technology? Not at all. It’s known that Blinkx licenses some of Autonomy’s technology for their “conceptual” and consumer focused search app.
Also, “Blinkx co-founder, Suranga Chandratillak formerly worked for Autonomy, a San Francisco company that develops search technology for businesses to use in-house. Chandratillake realized that Autonomy’s ‘conceptual search’ technology would be useful to consumers.”
–San Jose Mercury News, 6/10/2004