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Ryft says its new fuzzy search engine is 600x faster than traditional alternatives

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Even though organizations are replacing more and more of their proprietary infrastructure with commodity gear, not every workload is better served by x86-based servers. According to the Maryland-based Ryft Systems Inc., data search is one such use case. The vendor... 

This new search engine is strictly business

The newest entry in the search engine market has a terrible name but an intriguing value proposition. Plonked Inc. describes its namesake search engine as a tool to significantly improve users’ ability to discover, analyze and connect with businesses. You can search...

Animated GIF search engine Giphy, Inc. has raised $55 million Series C in a round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners that included General Catalyst Partners, RRE, Betaworks, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, CAA and other unnamed existing investors. According to reports, the...

Ex-Yandex employee convicted of trying to sell its search engine source code

A former employee of Russian Internet giant Yandex, the dominant search engine in that country, has been handed a two-year suspended jail sentence for stealing and trying to sell the source code for Yandex Search online. The Russian newspaper Kommersant reports that...

Lucidworks brings its open-core enterprise search engine to Apache Spark

The latest player to jump aboard the Apache Spark bandwagon is bound to turn some heads in the upstream ecosystem. Lucidworks Inc. has added integration with the speedy data crunching framework in the new version of its flagship enterprise search engine that debuted...

Elastic puts its open-source Big Data search engine in the cloud

The Netherlands’ Elastic BV is ticking another item off the fairly narrow list of ways to monetize open-source software with the launch of new hosted implementations of its hugely popular free search engine for unstructured data that offer a simpler alternative to...

Tumblr TV is a gif search engine that is as terrible as it sounds

Tumblr TV is a gif search engine that is as terrible as it sounds

If there is one thing Tumblr is known for, aside from teenagers pretending to be dragons or fairies, it is low quality gifs and lots of them. Now, the blogging and image sharing site is making it easy to find and watch all of your favorite terrible Tumblr gifs with a...
IBM acquires technology from curated search engine Blekko to bolster Watson

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