Msg#: 3543115 posted 3:53 pm on Jan 8, 2008 (gmt 0)
for everyone that complained about the quality of SERPs in msn, i suggest you check out [alltheweb.com...] (this is the SE that runs the FAST technology) and see that the quality there is x100 times worst! :-<
Msg#: 3543115 posted 5:38 pm on Jan 8, 2008 (gmt 0)
Yahoo had purchased AllTheWeb some years back, about the same time they picked up AltaVista. Now we read that MS is buying their "Fast Search" project for a ton of money. Say what you will about the effectiveness of their search engines, these folks are seriously good in the world of business dealings.
Msg#: 3543115 posted 5:45 pm on Jan 8, 2008 (gmt 0)
FAST technology was darn good in its day, they were growing and had some outstanding features. There was a FAST forum here, and in some localities they had a fairly decent market share and were growing.
But it's now Yahoo's search instead, so I guess Microsoft is buying what went along with FAST before the acquisition.