Mar 31

Top10 Potential Search Engines Released by Forbes

The internationally-known financial magazine Forbes has released a list of top 10 potential search engines in America recently. It says that those new-style search engine service providers will challenge to the magnate Google in different business scopes. The internet latecomers keep on sharpening their abilities in technology developments although the superiority of the Google is obvious. The total of fifty search engine venture firms in America amounted to $USD 330 millions in 2008, according to the MoneyTree report that published by NVDB (National Venture Capital Association) before.

As a matter of fact, those new search engines like Cuil.com, Powerset, Wolfram Alpha, etc. already have been known in public gradually. Now, let’s take a look at the top 10 potential search engines released by Forbes. (Note: they are listed by the initial letter)

1. Aardvark
Market Positioning: Social and daily life information search
Headquarter: San Francisco, California
Website: vark.com

2. Chacha
Market Positioning: Mobile phone internet search
Headquarter & Website: Carmel, Indiana
Website: chacha.com

3. Cuil
Market Positioning: Data search
Website: cull.com

4. Gist
Market Positioning: Email inbox search
Headquarter: Seattle, Washington
Website: gist.com

5. Kosmix
Market Positioning: App search
Headquarter: Mountain View, California
Website: kosmix.com

6. Like.com
Market Positioning: Visual search
Headquarter: San Mateo, California
Website: like.com

7. Powerset
Market Positioning: Natural language search
Headquarter: San Francisco, California
Website: powerset.com

8. Twitter
Market Positioning: Idea search
Headquarter: San Francisco, California
Website: search.twitter.com

9. Wolfram Alpha
Market Positioning: Computational knowledge search
Headquarter: Champaign, Illinois
Website: wolframalpha.com

10. Zillow
Market Positioning: Real estate search
Headquarter: Seattle, Washington
Website: zillow.com