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Scoble to MSFT: Buy Krugle

By - January 26, 2007

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Fascinating:

I keep hearing about Krugle from developers. They tell me it rocks for looking up stuff. Need shopping cart code? Search for it on Krugle. Now compare that to Google/Yahoo/MSN.

Now, I can hear you now “developers don’t matter to search engines.”

Oh, yeah? When I visit Google there’s a huge plasma screen that shows every Google search done in real-time (it only shows that a search was done, not what the search was about). Everytime I look at that screen Redmond, WA does more Google searches than most other large cities in the world and does more Google searches than the entire continent of Africa.

Hint: there’s not much in Redmond except for Microsoft. So, what are all those Microsofties doing on Google?

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4 thoughts on “Scoble to MSFT: Buy Krugle

  1. JG says:

    Hint: there’s not much in Redmond except for Microsoft. So, what are all those Microsofties doing on Google?

    Um, know thine enemy? Maybe all those searches are a cluster of MS bots, sending off hundreds of thousands of different searches to Google, to see how Google ranks things. It is a way of reverse engineering, or at least learning a good approximation to, a search algorithm.

  2. Gerald Buckley says:

    JG – Mr. Scoble also mentions his personal contact with the Windows development team and how they “ove Google because it was the best tool they had to look up stuff on MS own website. Nah, it’s not the bot hordes.

    Mr. Battelle, I want to say a sincere Thank You for turning us onto Krugle back in November. It’s been a BIG help to me and some of the folks that I passed the word onto. It is a testament to the power of vertical search.

    You guys are doing great!

  3. Hashim says:

    How does Krugle compare to Google Code Search:
    http://www.google.com/codesearch

  4. lipi says:

    Conspiracy theory: maybe those queries are meant to corrupt Google’s info databases i.e. the answer to what are people searching for?

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