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It seems like every week there’s an announcement about yet another Internet mainstreamer like Google or Amazon making a foray into the world of scholarly content. What’s going on here? Why are broad-based, general-purpose companies moving into the rarified atmosphere of academic search? Perhaps they see an opportunity to help users in an area that many of the proprietary online services have not done well with: facilitating browsing. Our friends at Google and Amazon figured out long ago that consumers don’t just search—they also love to browse.

Posted May 12, 2005

Teragram, a provider of multilingual natural language processing technologies, has announced the addition of Hungarian to its Linguistic Suite, bringing the total number of supported languages to more than 30, including all major Western and Eastern European languages, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic. Support for additional languages is forthcoming.

Posted May 10, 2005

KANA Software, Inc., a provider of service resolution management (SRM) solutions, has announced KANA Agent Desktop Search. The new solution is designed to enable integration between KANA Agent IQ, the company's contact center knowledge base, with desktop search applications.

Posted May 10, 2005

Maybe it’s because I have always had more stuff on my PCs than most of my peers, and as such, I have trouble finding things, that I was a very early adopter of desktop search. I really loved a $99 product called QuickFind from a small company named Softscape. I found it so useful that I wrote a review of it in 1998. QuickFind indexed and found all major files you created on your PC. In those days, “networking” meant “dial-up,” and my home PC was essentially standalone. PC viruses were almost unheard of. You found worms only in your garden and Trojan horses were the stuff of Greek mythology.

Posted May 09, 2005

Endeca, a provider of guided navigation, search, and analysis solutions, has announced the availability of new Manufacturing & Distribution Search Solutions, a combination of information retrieval applications and services expertise.

Posted May 06, 2005

WebSideStory, a provider of on-demand digital marketing applications, has completed its acquisition of Avivo Corporation, a provider of on-demand site search and Web content management. Under the terms of the deal, WebSideStory acquired all of the outstanding capital stock and options of Atomz in exchange for approximately 3.1 million shares of common stock and approximately $4.3 million in cash.

Posted May 06, 2005

FinancialContent, Inc., a provider of financial data and business applications to online media and financial services companies, has announced the launch of a bilingual financial channel with paid search listings in English and Spanish at Quepasa.com. FinancialContent has also entered into a strategic alliance with Quepasa Corporation to extend the availability of Quepasa's performance-based advertising solutions in both English and Spanish across FinancialContent's network of financial channel deployments.

Posted Apr 29, 2005

A.I. Tech Software, Inc., a provider of relationship management solutions with an integrated natural language (NLP) interface, and Inxight Software, Inc., a provider of enterprise software solutions for information discovery, have partnered to create a set of solutions designed to improve and enhance existing CRM, service, and support products.

Posted Apr 29, 2005

AdGooroo, a paid search competitive intelligence company, has launched version 3.0, including a competitive keyword research service, trademark infringement monitoring, and extended agency capabilities. AdGooroo's trademark monitoring service is designed to help advertisers protect their revenues and brand equity by actively monitoring search engine advertising.

Posted Apr 29, 2005

Intellext has announced its newest solution, the ActiveContext iSuite, available with client, server, and component modules. This newest product suite from Intellext is designed to help companies that are in the business of publishing and distributing online content to increase the visibility of their information and offer their users a richer and more satisfying online experience by driving content to the people who need it.

Posted Apr 29, 2005

Siebel Systems, Inc., a provider of business applications software, and Fast Search & Transfer (FAST), a developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, have formed a multi-year partnership. Terms of the agreement involve the integration of FAST InStream within the core Siebel business applications platform, making FAST’s enterprise search capabilities available across Siebel Systems’ family of business applications and hosted solutions.

Posted Apr 26, 2005

Infospace Search & Directory, a Web search and online directory services provider and a business of InfoSpace, Inc., has announced a two-year agreement to add results from MSN Search, a search engine built from the ground up by Microsoft, to Infospace's search offering.

Posted Apr 22, 2005

BBN Technologies, a developer of speech recognition technologies, Jubilant Technologies Inc., creator of a middleware platform for multimedia management, and Verity Inc. have announced the availability of a video-audio search solution for organizations seeking to better organize, locate, and analyze relevant multimedia content.

Posted Apr 22, 2005

Dieselpoint, a provider of search software, has announced a new version of Dieselpoint Search, which is designed to provide an all-Java solution to the problem of finding information in documents, databases, and XML. Dieselpoint Search fully supports full-text search, but the software also allows metadata facets to be exposed in the search interface, enabling guided browsing via dynamically-generated hyperlinks.

Posted Apr 19, 2005

Onfolio, Inc., an independent software company committed to helping students and professionals find and manage Web information, has announced the general availability of Onfolio 2.0. Onfolio 2.0 is a PC solution built into the browser with integrated tools for reading RSS news feeds, collecting and organizing online content, and publishing to email, weblogs, and Web sites.

Posted Apr 19, 2005

Verity Inc. has announced the availability of a business process management (BPM) solution with full-text search for access to time-sensitive content across the entire business process lifecycle. Verity LiquidOffice version 4.0 includes the capability to search, evaluate, and monitor in-process content and other information.

Posted Apr 19, 2005

Google Inc. has released two new local services that are designed to enable people on-the-go to quickly and easily connect to the information they want from their mobile phones or wireless device. From local business listings to interactive street maps, users can now access Google Local information via a mobile Web browser and driving directions using Google SMS.

Posted Apr 15, 2005

Userplane, a provider of social software, has announced Userplane Sitesearch, a hosted search engine that is designed to easily integrate into any community-based site. Userplane Sitesearch is the product of a partnership with Transparensee.

Posted Apr 15, 2005

TEMIS, a European text mining provider, and Mondeca, a software vendor specializing in solutions for knowledge and content organization, have announced the conclusion of a sales and technology alliance. The alliance created the opportunity for an integrated solution based on TEMIS' Insight Discoverer suite of Text Mining software and Mondeca's Intelligent Topic Manager.

Posted Apr 12, 2005

Emic Networks, a provider of application clustering solutions for open source, has announced its partnership with Zenplex Inc., a technology-based company specializing in designing and integrating workflow solutions for the media, print, and publishing industries.

Posted Apr 12, 2005

Data Depth Corporation, a/k/a: iCopyright.net, has announced that its free toolbar for the browser has been upgraded to include a host of new content services. In addition to facilitating enterprise site licenses, single-use licenses, and permissions requests, the toolbar now adds additional content services. Toolbar

Posted Apr 08, 2005

Inxight Software, Inc., a provider of enterprise software solutions for information discovery, and Intellisophic, Inc., a publisher of taxonomic content, have announced a joint marketing agreement intended to improve the way organizations access the essential knowledge contained in their unstructured data.

Posted Apr 05, 2005

Sprint has announced a new message archive service designed to assist businesses that depend on email communications to securely transfer important data. Message Archive, an off-site managed security service, is intended to efficiently secure, preserve, and retrieve information assets to help meet business continuity, legal discovery, and regulatory compliance needs.

Posted Apr 05, 2005

LexisNexis U.S. has announced the availability of LexisNexis Total Search v. 3.0, which is designed to improve a law firm's ability to maximize its investments in internal prior work product. The new release includes all of the searching capabilities of the LexisNexis service along with the Shepard's Citations Service applied to internal documents.

Posted Apr 01, 2005

LookSmart has announced the launch of its first five vertical search destinations to provide niche audiences with search results. After analyzing audience and research data from FindArticles, LookSmart has developed five separate vertical content destinations.

Posted Apr 01, 2005

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