You know I am distracted when it takes me this long to post on Vivisimo’s new consumer facing search engine, which launched today. (I love a catchy name, but Clusty?) The folks at Vivisimo were kind enough to ask if I wanted a tour and talk with their senior brass, but I am so slammed getting ready for Web 2 that I just couldn’t break away. Fortunately, plenty of folks are covering the launch. From the AP story:
Online search engine upstart Vivisimo Inc. is setting out to persuade the masses that Google Inc.’s vaunted technology isn’t the most efficient way to find things on the Internet.
The little-known Pittsburgh company is taking aim at Google and other industry leaders like Yahoo Inc. with a new search engine called Clusty.com, scheduled to debut Thursday after four years of fine tuning.
The search engine’s name refers to the clustering technology that Vivisimo has refined to sort search results into different categories related to the initial search request.
My only problem with the engine is that they are clearly staggering under the weight of being today’s “next Google” – I couldn’t get on the site.
Other sites covering the launch:
Update: I got through now. Will post more as I use it.