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Old 08-12-2004   #1
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Is a9 the Number One Search Engine?

Is A9 the No. 1 search engine?
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In a very brief note about an a9 demo, Michael Kanellos offers the following quote from a9's Udi Manber.

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...while declining to trash-talk his competition, Manber said his small company has already beat Google in one regard.

"A9 is the No. 1 search engine in the world...if you list them alphabetically," he said.

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A9 is the No. 1 search engine in the world...if you list them alphabetically
thats an old directory spam trick
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Old 08-12-2004   #3
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Is A9 the No. 1 search engine?
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http://news.com.com/2061-1032_3-5307676.html

In a very brief note about an a9 demo, Michael Kanellos offers the following quote from a9's Udi Manber.



at least he has a good sense of humor
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Old 08-13-2004   #4
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Mind you, it really isn't bad. I know the web results come from Google, and don't include lots of the extra functions Google has on its own site (or image searching &c) but the Book results are a boon for book-oriented people like librarians (or would you disagree, Gary? ) and the "Search inside the book" facility is brilliant. I guess the extra data available from Alexa is useful on occasion too.

All in all - as a general search engine it's OK, but as a specialist one it's great.
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