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IBM Supplying Anyone?
Getting hit, what for?

 4:31 pm on Feb 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

Recently I've been getting hit by an IBM crawler tagged as IBM Research Department. Anyone know if IBM supply search results to any search engines?



 10:18 am on Feb 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

It's IBM's (Almaden Research Center) WebFountain:

Crawling since ages (years). Formerly just Almaden Research Crawler - now called WebFountain.


- IBM's WebFountain released - Oct 2003

- New player for search, IBM enters the race - Sep 2003

- IBM/Almaden in the news - Feb 2004

More threads about WebFountain. [google.com]

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