Kosmix...a rival to google??

Posted by Shashank Krishna Thursday, April 2, 2009

sharethis: Recently i stumbled upon this intriguing seach site...n it was awesome..
Some facts abouts are ...

KOSMIX, a well-financed Silicon Valley start-up, is often described on blogs and news sites as a search engine that may someday rival Google.

Kosmix is an American privately held company in Mountain View, California. The site Kosmix earns revenue from advertising related to its categorization engine. The engine organizes the Internet into topic pages allowing users to explore the Web by topic, "presenting a dashboard of relevant videos, photos, news, commentary, opinion, communities and links to related topics" . Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman founded Kosmix in 2005.

For a key word or topic that a user enters, "Kosmix gathers content from across the Web to build a sort of multimedia encyclopedia entry on the fly. By scouring the Web, the company has built a huge taxonomy, a set of nearly five million categories on topics from people and locations to car models, music groups and types of cheese. The taxonomy includes millions of connections mapping the relationship among those categories."

Kosmix launched a personal news site called MeeHive in March, 2008 which is similar to GoogleNews or MyYahoo!, but allows users to customize their interests to a greater degree.

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