Existing search engines like Lycos, Excite & InfoSeek
(to name only a few) didn't quite know what hit them.
So whatever happened to LookSmart, AltaVista, Inktomi, HotBot, Lycos, Infoseek
, WebCrawler and Excite?
But partnerships are more of a rarity at the Mouse than its competitors, and Web acquisitions have been almost nonexistent since its disastrous purchase of InfoSeek
in the late '90s in order to form the failed Go.com portal.
Although the primary purpose of this research was to explore the information-seeking behavior of the students, analysis of the videotapes provided insight into how the students used two adult (rather than children's) Web portals: AltaVista and Infoseek
. It might be argued that this is also intrusive, but in practice it seems clear from the irreverent comments on occasion made by the children that they quickly forgot that searches were being recorded.
Press release news delivered over the JCN Newswire Japanese service is indexed by all major Japanese news engines, including Excite, Google, Infoseek
and Yahoo!, as articles appear on the JCN Japan news portal: www.japancorp.net/japan.
Founded in 1999 by technology innovator Steve Kirsch, who also founded Infoseek
and Frame Technology, Propel Software is a leading Internet acceleration solution provider.
The survey, compiled by the Mitsubishi Research Institute and Internet portal Infoseek
Japan K.K., found 80% of the cell phone users who shopped online have also done so via their personal computers, with an average 9,652 yen spent.
Rakuten is set to absorb its search-engine subsidiaries Infoseek
According to Infoseek
, the most popular key words entered in the Internet search engine between November 2001 and October 2002 were "World Cup." These were followed in descending order by words related to typhoon information, Hikaru Utada (a female pop singer), Universal Studios Japan, stock market quotations, UFJ Bank, McDonald's Japan, traffic condition updates, Uniqlo (a popular chain of casual wear shops) and Muneo Suzuki.
In related news Disney is considering selling its web search technology that it obtained in 1998 with its acquisition of Infoseek
3R Soft, having recently received both server and client compliance awards from SyncML, the leading open industry standard for multi-platform synchronization, has aggressively pursued market leadership in Asia for messaging and collaboration solutions with innovative product developments and relationships with leading corporations including Infoseek
Japan and SK Telecom.