Google is the world's leading Internet search engine. Google's mission, to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful (Google, 2008)
AltaVista, a business of Overture Services, Inc., is a leading provider of search services and technology. AltaVista continues to advance Internet search with new technologies and features designed to improve the search experience for consumers. Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., AltaVista has a rich history of innovation embodied in 61 search-related patents.
HotBot Web Search is a web search engine launched in May 1996 by Wired Magazine. It is currently owned by Lycos. HotBot became a popular tool with search results served by the Inktomi (Inktomi was acquired by Yahoo!) database and directory results provided originally by LookSmart and then the Open Directory. At this site you can search using Yahoo!, LyGo.com and MSN.
- Ask Jeeves
The original idea behind Ask Jeeves was to allow users to get answers to questions posed in everyday, natural language, as well as traditional keyword searching. The current Ask.com still supports this, with added support for math, dictionary, and conversion questions.
Go get it! This Search engine serves similar types of responses as the Ask.com – webs, images, videos, news and more reference tools and information resources.
- Yahoo Search
Yahoo! Search is a web search engine, owned by Yahoo! Inc. and was as of December 2009, the 2nd largest search engine on the web by query volume, at 6.42%, after its competitor Google at 85.35% and before Baidu at 3.67%, according to Net Applications.
Originally, Yahoo! Search started as a web directory of other websites, organized in a hierarchy, as opposed to a searchable index of pages. In the late 1990s, Yahoo! evolved into a full-fledged portal with a search interface and, by 2007, a limited version of selection-based search.
- MSN Search
Search engine with similar types of responses as the pevious Lycos.
Easy expert search - This site is meant for all those who are not yet familiar with all the possibilities of Google and all the required syntaxes. One can specify a search by one particuliar site or filetype (word, excel, powerpoint and pdf) or an imagesearch by size and type. Calculator let's you do all kind of (very advanced) calculations. Soople has added the unit-converter, which is based on this calculator, for the conversion of all the commmon units/measures (meters, yards).
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