Sunday, August 10, 2008

Internet News - Cool Search Engine Rival of Google and many more

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Today's  post sums up the various developments on the internet or information technology front that caught my eye. This is what I wish to share with you all.

  1. Cool Search Engine from ex-exployees of Google to Revolutionize Seach Engine and Pose Challenge to Google in Size 

    Here is another great opportunity and great news for internet surfers and lovers. 

    A new web search service is on the anvil that would revolutionze the way websites are indexed and would be a delight to consumers who have complaints against Google.

    This soon to be Google rival is hoping to take over the might of Google in size sometime in the near future. 

    Cuil Inc (pronounced "cool") is offering a new search service at www.cuil.com that would perhaps oneday prove to be more efficient and reliable than Google perhaps. 

    According to sources this particular searchengine would surpass the capabilty of Google by its enhanced ability to index a large number of websites  and their contents available across the internet. Currently Google is still reining supreme by boasting of having the largest online index than the rest. 

    The would-be Google rival says its service goes beyond prevailing search techniques that focus on Web links and audience traffic patterns and instead analyzes the context of each page and the concepts behind each user search request.

    Cuil clusters the results of each Web search performed on the service into groups of related Web pages. It sorts these by categories and offers various organising features to help identify topics and allow the user to quickly refine searches. 

    User privacy is another appeal of its approach. According to this system the content of the pages is most important and does not have to rely on any click history or the number of people who have been visiting the website.  

    In this way the system gives more weightage on the  rich information that the contents  so that surfers are able to get what they actually search for. No wonder Cuil unlike other search engine services does away with the need to store users' personal information or their search histories. 

    The search engine makes pattern analysis and to refine their system they go through the contents of  each web pages  no less than 12 times before its finally indexed accurately based on its own algorithm to determine its position vis a vis other similar webpages. 

    Does size matter, once again? 

    Cuil has indexed a whopping 120 billion Web pages, three times more than what they say Google now indexes.

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  2. Google, Yahoo partially disclose terms of ad pact

    Google Inc and Yahoo Inc released on Friday excerpts of a pact covering their search advertising partnership that keeps secret financial terms and the extent of other ties between the two.

    In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the companies take the unusual step of disclosing the contract governing the partnership, but leave out any financial terms, such as the revenue split on their deal.

    Companies in the Internet industry typically jealously guard the terms of such contracts to protect their ability to negotiate pricing at variable terms with other customers.

    Critics say the deal threatens competition for advertising that runs alongside Web searches. Congressional leaders have conducted hearings to investigate what impact the partnership could have on the Internet market. The agreement covers the United States and Canada, but not other international markets.

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  3. Second Life ready to take on Google

    Linden Research Inc, the developer of the Second Life virtual world, will make the service easier to use and court more business customers as it gears up to compete against Google Inc.

    The company has cut the number of steps it takes to register for Second Life from seven to one and will make it easier for users to discover new features.

    Linden makes money by selling virtual property and Second Life currency, called Linden dollars.

    Linden, a closely held company based in San Francisco, lets users create virtual characters, or avatars, and choose skin, hair and clothes. They can walk, fly or teleport to different places. The average user spends 40 hours a month on the service.

    While membership is free, customers can pay $6 to $10 a month for accounts that let them own virtual land. 

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  4. New Internet gets $12 mn bandwidth

    A massive project to redesign and rebuild the Internet from scratch is inching along with $12 million in government funding and donations of network capacity by two major research organisations. 

    Many researchers want to rethink the Internet's underlying architecture, saying a "clean-slate" approach is the only way to truly address security and other challenges that have cropped up since the Internet's birth in 1969. 

    On behalf of the government, BBN Technologies Inc. is overseeing the planning and design of the Global Environment for Network Innovations, or GENI, a network on which researchers will be able to test new ideas without damaging the current Internet.

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