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Google Instant launches, searching now 'faster than the speed of type'

That's Google's pun in the title, but by Zeus's greased lightningbolt! I wish I'd thought of it first. Google's big announcement is the launch of Google Instant. I think most of us had hoped Instant would be but a part of today's goodies, but alas! You can try it out by simply heading to www.google.com -- and if it hasn't been activated for you yet, check out our previous post on the topic. ...

Beyond algorithms and the future of search at SXSW

"Beyond Algorithms: search and the semantic web" featured some heavy hitters in the search world talking about the future of search, including: Will Hunsinger, CEO of Evri and because of the recent aquisition, Twine Carla Thompson, Senior Analyst for the Guidewire Group Barak Berkowitz, Managing Director of Wolfram Alpha Danny Sullivan from Search Engine Land Nova Spivak, Founder of...

Freebase shifts semantic web into overdrive

The semantic web, a way of describing the interconnectedness of everything in data, has always promised far more than it has delivered. The basic idea is to allow users to define the interconnectedness of the data, and to harness the amazing power of millions of websurfers to make that happen. Good luck. Users are self-serving, and as many have pointed out, the tagging and structure of Web 2.0 s...

NYT announces coming of Web 3.0, everyone groans

Yesterday's New York Times included an, um, interesting article by John Markoff about the next generation of the web. He says that computer scientists and start-ups want to "add a layer of meaning on top of the existing Web that would make it less of a catalog and more of a guide--and even provide the foundation for systems that can reason in a human fashion." He says their effort is "referred to ...