Sunday, February 10, 2008

Search market in focus

As we reported last week, we had fantastic feedback following our official launch of Silobreaker at the DEMO 08 conference in California at the end of January. The need for “smarter” search engines seems to touch a raw nerve amongst many web users and positive reactions keep coming in from press and bloggers alike as the word about Silobreaker is spreading. I am sure Microsoft’s bid for Yahoo has helped as well because of the renewed focus on the search space as a whole.

In my view, Microsoft's bid for Yahoo and Google's subsequent involvement is a clash of giants that will likely have implications for everyone involved in or using the Internet. However, in the wake of this deal and regardless of its outcome, information overload will still be a problem and users will continue to ask for quicker and better ways of finding more relevant search results than what traditional search engines have been offering so far. Silobreaker was developed to meet exactly such growing user demand and the service brings meaning to news content through sense-making analytics and graphical search results.

Ultimately, it’s the value and relevance of the search result that matter and our goal is very simple; to deliver insight as a service.

Thanks for using Silobreaker.
Best regards,
Kristofer Mansson, CEO

New Feature: We have added a zoom-feature to Network Search. You can zoom in or out either by using the scroll wheel on your mouse or the zoom-slider in the upper left corner of the network area. See what you think.

Recent press clippings:

"Search tools made clever" - Financial Times, 8 February, 2008

"Silobreaker can also chart article volumes by media type, identify geographic news hotspots and, impressively, map relationships between topics in the form of an interactive network. Users can navigate spiders- web graphics by dragging and dropping the elements in it. I found the graphic often suggested relationships I had not immediately thought of."

"Silobreaker Brings a Graphical View to News Research" - Information Today, 7 February, 2008

"The smart context extraction and relational analysis of Silobreaker is by far the best I have seen in the semantic search space. Silobreaker quickly becomes indispensable; it is an invaluable research tool with a sophisticated algorithm that I’d like to see proliferate in the search market."[Says Chris Shipley, executive producer of DEMO]"

"The Search Market Fallout Of Microsoft-Yahoo" - InformationWeek, 9 February, 2008

"When tigers battle, mice get fat. That pseudo-Chinese proverb well describes one likely outcome of Microsoft's $44 billion bid for Yahoo... The clash of the titans atop the search pyramid is opening up new opportunities for smaller players while helping to enable a broad flourishing of innovation in information-access technology... Take Silobreaker, which debuted its contextual search engine at last month's Demo conference..."

"And here are blogs about Silobreaker found on Google Blog Search"