This is a rant. It’s a rant from over 10 years of watching people trot out natural language search as the "killer" ... read more
Daily SearchCast, Dec. 13, 2005: Yahoo Answers Launched, Yahoo Buys Del.icio.us, MSN Virtual Earth Becomes Windows Local Live, Gains Cool Images; Alexa Offers Developers Tools; Paid Links Debated, Paris Hilton The Year’s Top Search Term & More!
Today’s search podcast covers the launch of Yahoo’s question answering service, Yahoo Answers; other Q&A services; Yahoo’s purchase of Del.icio.us; MSN Virtual ... read more
Lots of news coming from Answers.com in the past 24 hrs. First, the acquisition of Brainboost and this morning, word that Answers.com ... read more
Answers.com Buys “Answer Extraction” Engine Brainboost for $4 Million in Cash and Some Shares of Restricted Stock
Word from Answers.com that they’ve acquired an “answer extraction” database that utilizes NLP (natural language processing), Brainboost.com for $4 million in cash ... read more
These search engines specialize in providing answers to questions, rather than just matching web sites.
I’ve said for quite some time that search engines will slowly but surely become “answer engines” for “ready reference” or factual types ... read more
AOL's new Pinpoint Travel is an ambitious effort to provide truly comprehensive travel search that consumers can trust to provide the best options, not just inventory a travel provider or agency is anxious to sell.
This issue looks at reader questions, changes at Overture and recaps top search engine stories from early August 2003.