Healthy Future for Vertical Search Engines?

One observer commenting on what could be gleaned from AOL’s privacy-exploding release of search data noted that there seems to be a need for at least three kinds of vertical search engines: one covering religion, one for porn (of course) and one concerned with health. While I can’t speak for the first two, the niche market represented by the last of the three has a thriving future, judging from how many rivals have entered that space. This two-part series take a look at how both the major search engines and the specialized ones are addressing that need.
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