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Kartoo HTML version goes beta

 2:33 pm on Mar 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Kartoo now offers an alternative to the regular flash display. The html version is only in beta. It offers the same functionality as the flash version, i.e. you can add or subtract keywords.
It's obviously an attempt at reaching out to users who are on machines without flash, or very slow connections.

The option to use html only had been there before, but now Kartoo seems to push this more to the front.


jeremy goodrich

 8:31 pm on Mar 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hm, looks a bit like Vivisimo or another one with the results down the side.

Nice find, heini.


 2:44 am on Mar 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

wow, some very good ideas there, the flash version is a bit different, but i like the way it shows keyword linking. Very nice way of filtering keywords too :D


 3:34 am on Mar 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Interesting to see the keywords returned when using "link:www.mysite.com" Wish there was a way to see the total number of results found and increase the number of results displayed.


 9:18 am on Mar 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

argh, i have my resolution set to 1280x1024 and their html SERP doesn't look too good.

the "frames" for the refining terms and results are split horribly almost down the middle leaving lots of white space in the wrong place. they need to sort out their fromatting.



 8:39 am on Mar 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks a lot for your feedback. The bug concerning "1280x1024 resolution" has been removed.



 2:16 pm on Mar 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

Is Kartoo related to Altavista?

jeremy goodrich

 4:53 pm on Mar 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

No, KarTOO is a french company -> altavista is owned by Overture now. :)


 12:55 am on Apr 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

A French company?

Then why didn't they name it FarTOO instead of KarTOO?

jeremy goodrich

 1:05 am on Apr 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

You can read a bit about their company here [kartoo.net].

I didn't see anything about their name, but my guess (though this is from my perspective as a USA person...) is that it is a play on, "cartoon"...:)

Though I am probably wrong.


 7:25 am on Apr 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yes a French company, based on the center of "Old Europe ;-)".
Kart for carte.... MAP in french
art for the artistic ID of KartOO
00...for the common double O...like google, Yahoo etc...

Some information concerning KartOO :
About KartOO SA

KARTOO S.A. is a privately held company with a finance capital of 125.000 Euros. The company was created by Laurent and Nicolas Baleydier after a significant R&D program started in 1998.

This R&D program allowed them to develop an innovative search technology : KartOO, instead of responding to a query with pages and pages of links, shows the results on a relevant graphical interface, which displays a large amount of data at a glance.

KartOO is a business solutions software publisher in the following areas:

- Metasearch tool allowing data mining from several sources (intranet, database, EDMS, ERP systems, web portals, etc.)
- Knowledge managemement
- Competitive intelligence
- Visual display interfaces or terminals ( cartographic, topographic, network, etc.)

KartOO was founded in 2001. The two co-founders and management team have increased the finance capital in 2003 (125.000 euros) in order to advance development of the company.

The head office and development team of KartOO are based in Clermont-Ferrand. This location in the center of France, allows our employees to work in a quality environment, close to natural reserves and ski resorts. Our office is also close to an international airport.

Our new business development team is mobile in France and internationally in order to meet with you and find the best way to collaborate.

You can contact us in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic, as we have a multilingual team.

In 2003, KartOO plans to develop the international distribution of its first products through a direct sales network, and also through partners in several local markets (consultants, software distributors, etc.).

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