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Old 07-27-2004   #1
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MSNBC Launches Demo Version of MS Newsbot

It was just the other day when we posted news that MS had launched several new regional versions of its Newsbot search demo.

The Newsbot project began last fall and offers several personalized features.

Today, the MSNBC version (beta) has gone live.

The layout and search functionality of the new MSNBC version is just like the other 17 versions already online.

Content is gathered from more than 4800 sources via a Moreover feed.

More about this new offering from Search Day, the news release and a just published News.com story.


Note: If you review the News.com story you'll read only about Google News and Newsbot.

However, MANY OTHER excellent news search and browsing tools exist. The reporter should have mentioned at least a few others. Here are a couple that should have been considered.

+ Topix.net
More than 7000 sources. Thousand of "pre-built" categories. RSS feeds for all of them. Excellent!
+ Yahoo News
More than 7000 sources. Excellent advanced search interface.
+ Findory and Blogory
Both resources from personalization expert Greg Linden in Seattle. Findory handles news while Blogory handles the blogosphere. An "adaptive" RSS feed is also available.
+ NewsNow
An excellent tool to browse news by category. Nearly 18,000 sources are being crawled.
+ Rocket News
Over 11,000 sources, customized RSS feeds, strong with business press material.

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Old 07-27-2004   #2
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Greg Linden from Findory (another personalization news tool) has posted his thoughts about the MSNBC Newsbot beta.
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I simply dropped by to point out that MSN Newsbot has not yet learned to filter out the acronym "WTF."

http://newsbot.msnbc.msn.com/search/?nq=sempo&x=8&y=7
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I also find this NewsBot useful:

http://news.ideare.it/news/mainnews_en.html
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