? Movie Downloads: Who Cares? |
| Movie Downloads Suck--But Don't Blame Technology ?
February 09, 2007
Search Upstart Powerset Teams with PARC Vs. Google
Powerset, the natural-language search startup I wrote about in my story on Amazon.com's digital-utility initiatives, has signed a deal with the (former Xerox) PARC in an attempt to one-up Google in search. VentureBeat's Matt Marshall broke the news last night, and the New York Times has a story today. PARC will license its own natural-language technology to Powerset and PARC researcher Ronald Kaplan will join Powerset as chief technology officer.
I haven't seen Powerset's search engine, so I can't vouch for how much of a breakthrough it may turn out to be--it's not out for public use yet. But I do think search is far from a solved problem yet. Powerset must feel it has pretty hot technology. Given how publicly it's baiting the Google tiger, it had better be.
Amazon.com, Google, Innovation, Search
TrackBack URL for this entry:
I wish them well on the whole "one-upping" Google.
Posted by: Deener at February 9, 2007 04:15 PM
Powerset drew a lot of attention lately. There is a same-level NLP start-up which is live for public alpha test at www.lexxe.com and the site gives some useful explanation on how NLP is different from symbolic search. Take a look!
Posted by: Gapun at February 11, 2007 01:06 AM
Is this for real?
Posted by: CaptainWoot at February 14, 2007 07:18 PM
I did not know that :-)
Posted by: CaptainAmazing at February 14, 2007 07:26 PM