ad Silicon Tails: Internet search engines | Economist.com

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Internet search engines | Economist.com

Internet search engines | Economist.com

Interesting article in the Economist about search engines. More funny than actually informative if you already follow that market. For example, look at the drawing: Forget all about mathematics and philosophjical dilemmas; here's how the tortoise beats the rabbit: The rabbit thinks it's the best and doesn't really know where to go from here. Or the way Jim Lanzone of Ask.com describes Yahoo's social search strategy as “a long walk for a short beer.” I respectfully disagree of course. Eckart Walther (GM of Y! Search) says it well in this piece by pointing out that in contrast to the quasi-religious faith that Google places in its mathematical algorithms, Yahoo! is “about combining the best of people with the best of technology”.

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