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Wowd Ups Its Real-Time Search Game

Feb 12, 2010, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Needle)

"Does the world need another search engine? For most users comfortable with market leader Google or one of its two closest competitors, Yahoo and Microsoft Bing, the answer is probably no.

"But that isn't deterring startup Wowd, which believes it offers enough new innovation and value to attract users.

""There's a real opportunity with real-time results and we think we're solving a different problem than Google," Wowd CEO Mark Drummond told InternetNews.com. "What we're offering is a real-time directory of what's popular on the Web right now on a planetary scale, literally covering trillions of URLs."

"Wowd launched last fall and has just released a second version that lets users capture and organize much more of the so-called real-time Web content available on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter."

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