Yahoo! to launch desktop search in the New Year

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  1. ShekharPalash

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    Internet portal Yahoo! says it will release a desktop search in the New Year some three months after Google.

    According to Yahoo!, its version of desktop search will mimic the Google product but will be extended to cover other personal information that might be stored on the world wide web. Mostly this is expected to be information that Yahoo! will already hold, such as in things like Yahoo! Photos or within Yahoo! Mail. All of which will create an environment to bring together and keep people using Yahoo! services.

    Yahoo!'s search tool is based on technology developed by a company called X1 headed up by Bill Gross. Yahoo! has already reason to be grateful to Mr Gross as he was behind a company called Goto.com, which later became Overture, the search marketing businesses bought by Yahoo! for $1.6 billion

    Source : Today's Google News >> Follow Links
     
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    first google did it..

    now msn gonna do it

    and now yahoo too woha...

    i think yahoo and msn desktop search both will come at the same time..

    everyone is doing the same thing now :roll:

    Deep
     
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    yeah... first they fight on mail services.. now on desktop search tools...

    desktop search tools were always ther, but they were from some little company of crap peice of software...

    now as biggies comes in... competition getting hot...

    hmmm... also by feb-march i'm expecting an article in DIGIT review about (fight among) them... ;-)
     
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    i like google more than yahoo or MSN
    yahoo and MSN are copying what google is doing
     
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    so is yahoo planning to buy X1 ?

    Amit

    [Edited Raaabo - amit please stop spamming your site in every post, it is irritating everyone now.]
     
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    lol now waiting for LYCOS,ALTAVISTA to start desktop search proggy
    :lol:
     
  7. Agreed

    I am agree for what google do yahoo and msn do but still defining yahoo is totally different form google as google speak for the search but yahoo has much much more stuff to show....
    Anyways this is a long lasting fight who is the best
     
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    oh yes, yahoo...they has lot of things lined up....from mobile to electronics

    google is also not going to stay behind...they had so called Google Browser to Google Suggest which suggests the keywords as you type in...

    so these giants are expaning in the fieleds you cant even imagine...so its like wait and watch game...you never know who is gonna throw a bomb now..haha

    Deep
     
  9. ya deep thats true

    ya thats true deep and also other facts like link: related: etc are mindblowing facilities provided by google but yahoo provides YAHOO MESSENGER tht no one can forget
     
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    Lycos already has a tool - It comes integrated with the Hotbot toolbar.

    AFAIK, Altavista was the first company to release a desktop search tool. It had a toolbar which could be docked to the top of the screen.

    Amit Agarwal
    http://labnol.blogspot.com
     
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