Something Vast This Way Comes

The (developer) Preview is finally available! If you’ve been wondering what we’ve been up to, here it is, in a nutshell – we are building a search service that extracts classified ads from across the web, structures them, and then makes them available via an open REST API for commercial and non-commercial uses. More
Mar 14 2006

Dare Microsoft Kill Google? (updated)

“Say, that’s a nice ad business you got there. It’d be a real shame if something were to happen to it…” Ok, so . But, when Microsoft decides that it doesn’t want Google’s revenue stream as much as it wants Google gone, why wouldn’t it do this? And what’s wrong with helping consumers filter out unwanted content on the Internet?  – I’ve created a monster. More
Jan 24 2006

How Microsoft can Obliterate Google

Time Bray has it right. In the future, every site can carry search. All Microsoft has to do is to give the revenues from any potential search to the site carrying it. Two big assumptions: MSN Search has to be as good as Google search (not there yet, but possible) Microsoft is willing to forego the Google ad revenue stream in exchange for severely crippling Google. More
Dec 13 2005