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Wired: Building a Bigger Search Engine

Apr 17, 2003, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leander Kahney)

"Web-search company LookSmart has ambitious plans to do for Web searching what SETI@Home did for the hunt for E.T.

"Last week, LookSmart released a screensaver that harnesses the spare computing power of volunteers whose machines are indexing the Web.

"Like Seti@Home, LookSmart's Grub screensaver runs in the background or when the computer is idle. But instead of searching for signs of intelligent aliens, [open-source] Grub crawls the Net to build an index for Web searches..."

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