activeco - 1:00 pm on Aug 3, 2005 (gmt 0) Anyway, good to see some serious competition, but I would keep some reservations here.
I think the "human editors" part is related only to the 2,000 beta invitations.
I can't imagine reviewing all those applications once the program widely starts. They would need at least 100,000 employees only for that task.
Google may have weird and unfair logic sometimes, but it is very trustworthy party, unprecedented on the net, IMO.
Anyone "new" would need a long and difficult time to come even close.
Yahoo is known for its lack of support for any questionable issues regarding their SE, so it is hard to believe they will have different approach here.
I hope I'm wrong.
Anyway, good to see some serious competition, but I would keep some reservations here.