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Q&A Session With Fast's Director of Business Development

11:09 pm on Feb 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Europemedia.net chats Stephen Baker, Director of Business Development and Marketing for FAST's internet Business Unit, about the company's future plans.

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Q.Does FAST plan to offer a fee-based URL inclusion program similar to those offered by AltaVista and Inktomi? I've seen some indications of a beta test of this on the FAST website scheduled for the summer of 2002.

FAST: FAST PartnerSite, our "pay for inclusion" program, will be launching in mid-February 2002. Our initial distribution partners will be Terra Lycos in the US and Lycos Europe in Europe. Additional portal distribution partners will be added soon.

12:51 am on Feb 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Yep, WmW member Stephen Baker made some points over there - nothing really new though. Interesting was this:
our crawler is becoming more sophisticated and is able to seamlessly integrate numerous file types
(including content served by app-servers) into the web search index. We also possess the ability to work with online e-tailors, for example, to receive XML data feeds of database content.

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