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Re: Alexa (Moving to Live.com?)

On Sat, 29 Apr 2006 18:58:17 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
<newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>__/ [ DJ ] on Saturday 29 April 2006 18:46 \__
>> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:6459058.iugK3BSlLl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> __/ [ DJ ] on Saturday 29 April 2006 08:25 \__
>>>> Not really a big issue but Alexa / A9 doesn't seem to use google anymore?
>>> Blimey! You're quite right. I can see the gross degradation in terms of
>>> the
>>> relevance of results, having used A9 several times in the page. Why would
>>> they give up Google? Either Google have something against them (the image
>>> search component suggests otherwise) or somebody paid a decent sum of
>>> money
>>> to have things changed.
>>> I suspect the latter is true:
>>>        Is Microsoft Preparing a Big Attack?
>>> The context for this article: taking aim at Google. They invest a billion
>>> or
>>> two in this, I suspect.
>>> Best wishes,
>>> Roy
>> Looks like it taking msn results - a big step backwards for Alexa - msn
>> results in my opinion are pretty poor compared with google.
>You encouraged me to write about it, eventually <
>>. Thanks for the heads-up.
>I used to recommend A9 for those with high-speed connections I quite liked
>the image view (reminds me of < http://bettersearch.g-blog.net/ >), which
>complemented the SERP that was a Google twin with extra widgets (site info,
>related sites, traffic ranks, etc.). Without quality results (deep,
>inquisitive, as oppose to shallow), I might as well just stick with
>Wikipedia/Google/Scroogle. Wait until deploration among A9 loyals begins.
>I happened to notice that A9 are finally doing some Wikipedia harvesting as
>well (albeit it's optional).

What's the way that Amazon determine the "like that" choices, you
know, people who bought that book also bought, etc? What's the proper
name for it?



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