US Search Vendors Angry At FirstGov Search Results

from the search-again dept

It seems that the much hyped new US gov’t information portal FirstGov will be using a Norwegian search engine, Fast Search & Transfer, instead of any number of American providers (such as Google or Inktomi). The American vendors are not happy. They’ve asked for an explanation, which the government says will be given eventually, though they did say something about scalability and the ability to search through documents other than HTML files. Of course, Google can do all that, and says they’re much cheaper than Fast Search & Transfer.

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