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Using that, the files to download are still available:
Get it quick. Archive.org doesn't have them.
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 12:44 pm (utc) on Oct. 21, 2004]
[edit reason] delinked the direct link to the exe's [/edit]
Interesting that this happens only a few days after Yahoo! buys Oddpost [webmasterworld.com]
With Oddpost being the "Web based Outlook" i feel these two moves are more directed at Gmail than at Search.
I should add that Mike Belshe and Eric Hahn of Lookout are both ex-Netscape, Eric has even been chief developer, according to the Danish edition of Computerworld.
I mean, golly, this software is based almost completely on the .NET port of Apache Lucene. I use it all the time, its really great, but its not that complex.
My guess is 250-500K up front, plus a nice deal for the founders in MSFT options and a salary and a corner office in redmond... More than that, they could have built this thing in a short amount of time (without the Apache license attached everywhere).