Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Desktop Search Comparison Matrix

Goebel Group Releases First Comprehensive Desktop Search Comparison Matrix

X1, MSN Toolbar Suite, Google Desktop Search, Yahoo Desktop Search and others are among the products detailed in an easy-to-use, one-stop reference comparing the industry’s leading desktop search tools

December 20, 2004 -- Goebel Group, Inc. a leading integrator of search technology products and services, today released the first comprehensive matrix detailing and comparing the status of technologies and other features of the industry's current and future Desktop Search applications, available immediately at www.goebelgroup.com/desktopmatrix.htm The matrix includes versions and searchable document types of the industries leading Desktop Search Applications. By consolidating vast amounts of information from many vendors, this across-the-board matrix makes researching and evaluating the Desktop Search market easy and efficient. Goebel Group’s matrix drastically reduces the time it takes to thoroughly research all the products available.


Thursday, December 16, 2004

MSN Desktop Search

Microsoft Launches Desktop Search

By Gregg Keizer, TechWeb News

Microsoft Monday debuted a preview of its long-anticipated desktop search as part of a toolbar suite that integrates with Windows, Internet Explorer, and the company's Outlook e-mail client.
The new tools put Microsoft into the race for the title of desktop search champ with rivals Google and Yahoo. Google rolled out its Desktop Search application in early October, while last week, Yahoo promised to release its local search utility next month.

Dubbed "MSN Toolbar Suite," the free-of-charge download includes an updated edition of the already-in-place MSN Toolbar for IE, and two new toolbars accessible from the Windows desktop and Outlook. All three of the toolbars allow searches for both Web-based content as well as wide variety of information stored on the local machine, although the results are not combined into one display, as are results collected by Google Desktop Search.

"We're putting search in a very familiar place," said Yusuf Mehdi, the vice president of Microsoft's MSN division, in a teleconference with reporters Monday morning. "Unlike some other solutions that force you to go to a Web page, we let you search within Windows or Outlook and give you the result. For all intents, it looks like you're searching within Outlook with the new toolbar."

Friday, December 10, 2004

AP Wire | 12/10/2004 | Yahoo Adding Tool to Search Hard Drives X1

AP Wire | 12/10/2004 | Yahoo Adding Tool to Search Hard Drives: "Yahoo Adding Tool to Search Hard Drives


Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc. is adding a tool to search computer hard drives as it scrambles to catch up with Google Inc. and stay a step ahead of Microsoft Corp. in the battle to help users sort through gobs of information on the Internet and the desktop.
Yahoo announced the plan late Thursday, but will wait until January to introduce the free tool for searching e-mails and a wide variety of other files stored on computers operate on Windows.
Unlike Google's desktop search tool, Yahoo's won't operate within a browser. The distinction means that Yahoo's desktop searches won't be co-mingled with online searches conducted at its Web site.
The product, licensed from a pioneering startup named X1 Technologies, seeks to cure a common computer-induced headache by making it as quick and easy to find digital information offline as it has become online."

Free X1 trial and discount pricing

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Clustering with Vivisimo Velocity

Next generation search users are requiring more then just a simple stack of relevent search results when putting a keyword or phrase into a search box. With the availability of websites like www.clusty.com and www.snap.com users are getting the bennifit of clustered results. Now enterprises can get the same clustering techology inside of thier organization orfor thier outword facing websites with Vivisimo's new Velocity Search, Clustering, and Content Integration product.

VivĂ­simo Velocity enables enterprise information seekers to:

* See the "big picture" by identifying main themes from the most current results
* See more deeply when you get a quick overview of 200 results on the first page
* Find more information more quickly by reviewing similar results grouped together
* Discover unexpected relationships
* View categorized information without taxonomy headaches

If you want to give your users a little more then just a stack of results then Velocity is something to consider.

Email usand we can discuss this in more detail.