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Old 12-10-2004   #1
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Yahoo Announces Desktop Search Plans

It's no longer rumor -- Yahoo says it will release its own desktop search tool based on X1's technology. I've got a long write-up today on the blog: Yahoo Details Desktop Search Plans; Ask Jeeves & MSN Launch This Month. Thoughts, comments, contributions, other resources? Please post away!
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Old 12-10-2004   #2
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Thoughts? One bandwagon Yahoo! left a while to jump onto!!

More importantly, it shows that Google are dictating terms for search and personal advertising, and Microsoft seem to be doing a better job of keeping up on the application side.

However, it's the mobiles market where things are really going to get heated...
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Old 12-16-2004   #3
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Historical sidepoint: Yahoo-owned AltaVista actually offered a desktop search tool back in 1997 called AltaVista Personal Indexer - you can read some old commentary and actually download a copy here (disclaimer: I haven't downaloed this EXE, but did just find a copy of it on a neglected PC at a client site running Windows '98).

I wodner how the new desktop search offerings compare...

Addded: it covers normal files and Internet Explorer mail, Netscape mail, Exchange mail (including Windows Messaging and Outlook mail) and Eudora. Pretty good coverage for back then.

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yer i would have loved to be a beta tester of that, will have to play with X1 instead oh hum ...


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