New Ideas in Search and Social Networking

Despite Google’s dominance – or perhaps because of it – many small companies are entering the search field. Often they use some variation on the social networking approach, or combine it with search. I receive press releases from these companies regularly, and it’s interesting to read the release and check out what they’re trying to accomplish.
Continue reading

The Future of Search? It’s Academic

Google, Yahoo, Inktomi, Lycos…many search engines, including some of the best modern ones, were born on college campuses. It is no surprise, therefore, to hear that some of the most exciting research projects focused on the future of internet search are still located in academia. This article details a few of these projects, giving a glimpse into the way we may be searching five years from now.
Continue reading