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Looksmart founder Evan Thornley provided some interesting observations on life after M$ for Looksmart. One comment particularly caught my ear, about L$ "investigating search technology ... 18 month ago". Wonder who/which?
This link [abc.net.au...] goes to Inside Business home page, transcript isn't up as at post time, just wanted to beat Woz to the punch! <grin>
For the true masochists amongst you, here are some older transcripts.
LookSmart chair discusses plans for future 27/06/2003
21/04/01: Looksmart on life after the tech wreck
Cheers and Hooroo
joined:Apr 13, 2002
investigating search technology
Ah, they must've found Wisenut rolling around behind the sofa cushions with the nickels and the dimes.
It's too bad they seem to neglect Wisenut (and the Grub client by extension).
A fairly dull interview though. Where are the questions about their future? What about Wisenut?
His only related comment seemed to be "our capacity to deeply invest in R&D is limited by our revenue pool", which might suggest that they don't feel that they have the revenue or cash to do anything with Wisenut.
here's the url: [abc.net.au...]
I was amused by his comments about relevance as well.
>A fairly dull interview though. Where are the questions about their future? What about Wisenut?
C'mon Bobby, he was being interviewed by a Finance reporter/commentator on a finance show.
An Oz SE, Webwombat, which has been around since at least NS v1.0, used to provide good search results, although I haven't seen their spider for a long time.
Maybe Evan should look closer to home, y'know ... "a big fish in a small pond", rather than trying to out-trumpet the elephants in the USian herd! ;-)
Cheers and Hooroo
[edited by: jpalmer at 12:11 am (utc) on Oct. 23, 2003]
.... OOOOOHHH .... what if, come M$ byebye day, L$ switched to the SERPs model Yahoo dumped when they went with G search?
Y'know, (relevant!) SE serps with directory listings ID'd at the top? I really miss this at Yahoo now, barely go there to do search anymore, and from what I can tell from other Y threads when the change took place, lot's of other webmasters miss it too.
They have wisenut, they have the technology, bigger .. stronger .. fast ... oh wait ... sorry, wrong forum ...
Just a thought ...