Don't Blinkx Now: Contextual Search Built Into Your Desktop

from the useful-or-gimmicky? dept

Om Malik is talking up a new software product called Blinkx, which he says gives him the same feeling Google gave him when he first met with the Google folks early on in their existence. It’s a desktop (Windows only) application that integrates with your various applications to do contextual search across news, websites, and your computer to try to match any relevant info to the webpage, email or document you’re reading at the time. Honestly, it sounds like a Windows version of Nat Friedman’s Dashboard program. I haven’t played around with it that much yet, but in looking at Om’s page about Blinkx, it quickly pointed out to me that the SJ Merc had written about them yesterday as well. Who said the search space was a done deal? Just as all the big search players are figuring out a desktop search plan, this startup seems to have come up with something that’s fairly useful.

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