I’m a bit late to this, but there you have it. Exalead, a company that powers AOL France’s search (I was introduced to its founder by Alta Vista founder Louis Monier – yup, he’s French) announced today that its stand alone search engine has surpassed the 1-billion-pages-indexed mark. (The engine launched in October).
Why do I like it? Because when I do a vanity search, my interview with Richard Linklater and Douglas Coupland in Wired, way back in the mid 1990s, is the second result.
But seriously, it’s great to see yet another search play out there. Exalead’s CEO Francois Bourdoncle tells me that a desktop application is on the way, and the engine has all manner of neat features, including categories, bookmarks, related terms, thumbnails, and more.
SEW covers it here.