Searching beyond google

Recently google has been all over the news – online, print and television, atleast here in the US; and why not, with their IPO and everything, lot of people are hoping this would kickstart the recovery of the economy. I have been toying with a few other search engines for a few months now. These have also been highlighted in the media recently alongwith the google hype as a potential threat to google. The engines I have been toying with apart from google are:

  • http://sandbox.msn.com – only for news
  • www.kartoo.com – try the flash version – very cool
  • www.mooter.com – small Australian company that clusters results into concepts, allowing faster decisions and deeper digging with less clicks
  • www.teoma.com – applies authority, a new measure of relevance, to deliver authoritative search results. To determine the level of authority associated with a particular site, Teoma employs three proprietary techniques: Refine, Results and Resources

Do you have any “new” ones that you use? If you have not heard of the ones above, give them a spin, each has its own pros and cons. You would need to spend a little time on each using it in your daily tasks to really judge which one works better for what things.

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Amit Bahree

This blog is my personal blog and while it does reflect my experiences in my professional life, this is just my thoughts. Most of the entries are technical though sometimes they can vary from the wacky to even political – however that is quite rare. Quite often, I have been asked what’s up with the “gibberish” and the funny title of the blog? Some people even going the extra step to say that, this is a virus that infected their system (ahem) well. [:D] It actually is quite simple, and if you have still not figured out then check out this link – whats in a name?

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