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is hotbot back?


Before google my favorite search engine was hotbot. Over time, as Google became better at delivering targeted results, I switched over (as most of us did, I guess!). Today I thought about checking it out again (as I was mulling about the changes to come in the search space with Yahoo's purchase of Inktomi) . And a nice surprise: Hotbot has become a sort of uber-search engine done right, unifying FAST, Google, Inktomi and Teoma. Radio buttons at the top let you select which engine to choose for the search, and after you get the results, switching over to the result set of a different search engine is just a one-click affair. A really, really cool way of providing multiple results without mixing everything up (like some meta-search engines do). And it has another feature called "web filters" which give you more control over the search. Who knows... I might start to use Hotbot again...

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on December 26 2002 at 1:37 AM

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