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Thursday, 19th October 2006

Briefs: Ask.com CEO Jim Lanzone Talks to U.S. News & World Report

+ Ask.com CEO Interviewed
Ask.com CEO Jim Lanzone sits down for a Q&A style interview with U.S. News and World Report writer, Justin Ewers.

+ Why Is Video Search So Bad? (via InternetNews.com)
Gary is quoted in this article. If you want to see Nexidia, the technology he's quoted about in action, see the demo at http://www.wxia.com, an NBC station in Atlanta. We're also big fans of TVEyes and their free service, Podscope. If you want to see what
great human-generated metadata can do, Pandora is the place.
+ See Also: Pandora: Music Personalization Great Metadata
+ See Also: TVEyes Launches New Service: Keyword Search TV News Web Content, Free!!!

+ Judge consolidates two class suits against Google (via Marketwatch.com)

+ Amazon.com Begins Q&A Service
Well, more competition for virtual reference attention this time but not from Google Answers, Yahoo Answers, Windows Live Q&A, or Cha Cha, but Amazon.com. Philipp Lenssen reviews a new invite-only virtual reference service. Question: Why doesn't OCLC do more to promote on an international level the QuestionPoint service?


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