Topix Launches Today

The beta has been up for a while, but today marks the official launch of Topix, Rich Skrenta's latest creation. From the release: Topix.net today launched the Internet's largest news site (www.topix.net), and the first site to localize disparate audiences through content. Topix.net features 150,000 topical news pages and local…

The beta has been up for a while, but today marks the official launch of Topix, Rich Skrenta’s latest creation. From the release:

Topix.net today launched the Internet’s largest news site (www.topix.net), and the first site to localize disparate audiences through content. Topix.net features 150,000 topical news pages and local news for every US ZIP code. The Company‚s patent-pending artificial intelligence (AI) categorization engine provides a concept-based method towards aggregating news, which is unlike other vendors‚ keyword-based search techniques. The proprietary technology from Topix.net provides readers with micro-targeted news and intuitive navigation that improves search relevance and overall search experience through the delivery of localized, targeted news. Furthermore, Topix.net’s content reaches users that can be specifically defined by their locality, profession or interests. As a result, businesses that advertise on Topix.net can maximize their online advertising budget by ensuring that their messages are directed to their desired target demographic.

Congrats, Rich! (Also, Gary Price has an Interview with Rich ….)

0 thoughts on “Topix Launches Today”

  1. wow, is out2 still around. It looks much like it did years ago. Right idea, but desperately in need of more active ‘localized’ locals.

  2. I like news sites, but personally I feel a bit sad when a presumabbly US based site offers the option US/World, but when clicking on it reveals a page called ‘US news’. As if outside the US you’ll only find the great Nowhere. For me as someone from the other side of the pond (Netherlands, to be more specific) it’s over right there…

  3. I agree with Jim about out2. I have been watching it for about 4 years now. I had high hopes for it, but it really has not done enough to expand and grow. It truly is still only a Palm Beach local edition. Needs to have some better marketing strategies.

  4. yes it seems out2 is pretty stagnant. Lot’s of dead stuff on there that never seemed to make it- like in the feature writers who no longer contribute, and the education section ….i thought it would grow alot faster than it did.

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