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IBM Supplying Anyone?

Getting hit, what for?

     
4:31 pm on Feb 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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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)

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It's IBM's (Almaden Research Center) WebFountain:
[almaden.ibm.com...]

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

Threads:

- IBM's WebFountain released - Oct 2003
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- New player for search, IBM enters the race - Sep 2003
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- IBM/Almaden in the news - Feb 2004
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More threads about WebFountain. [google.com]