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Old 03-13-2006, 07:39 PM   #1

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Default Could this one knock Google from the top?

It has been said that is it difficult to make it to the top and even more difficult to stay there. When you are at the top of the ladder you become the target of all of those who would like to be at the top and they try to do as much as possible to knock you from the top.

Google is the number one search engine by a wide margin. There are many other search engines that would like to become number one. Many have tried and many keep trying. So far they haven't been able to knock Google from the top.

Many new search engines have claimed that they are better than Google and have used features that Google doesn't. None of them have as of yet been able to achieve their goal of being more popular than Google.

There is another relatively new search engine wanting to make it to the top. Most feel it won't be as successful as it wants to but say it has a better chance to do well than many of the other search engines have. One reason is because of the financial backing it has. It is said to have more than 100 million dollars from private investors.

The search engine has headquarters in New Jersey, but it began as a partnership between the China Daily Information Company, the official English-language news site of the Chinese government, and China Communications, a search technology company.

The original idea was to build a system that would make e-commerce easier between China and the United States before the 2008 Olympics. The difference in language and culture between the people of the two countries who would use this system made this project difficult, so they decided to go with search instead.

The chairman of the company is Eckhard Pfeiffer, who is the former chief executive of Compaq Computer.

This search engine, which has the name of Accoona uses a lot of artificial intelligence.

Their advertising approach is getting plenty of attention as well because it is different and involves advertisers in competition for business.

A person does a search. With the results they will see a statement asking them if they would like to be contacted by 3 companies selling services that are related to the search. If the searcher answers yes, they are told to enter contact information and they will either be contacted by phone or e-mail by a company.

The business that was willing to bid the most to contact the user gets the sales lead.

Accoona won't start using their technology for general web searches until April or May. They are presently using other sources for those searches. Their technology right now is only being used for news and business searches.

A few advertising agencies have a big interest in their advertising plans. Accoona also has plenty of money to finance their search operation, so this might be a search engine that could be worth watching in the future. It might also be interesting to watch and see if Google, Yahoo or Microsoft uses any of the technology Accoona plans on using. It is known that the Google boys have a very big interest in artificial intelligence.

Here is a link to Accoona http://www.accoona.com in case you would like to have a look.
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Old 03-14-2006, 04:42 AM   #2
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Nice. I think Del.icio.us and topix.net are something Google should take seriously.

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Old 03-18-2006, 12:46 PM   #3
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sure not

If even microsoft can't! Who else can?
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