Entries from October 2008

“Intriguingly Focused”

October 30th, 2008

Angela Gunn at BetaNews gives an explanation and review of Surf Canyon: “The results are cleanly presented, and the recent addition of categories within results helps users to understand what the plug-in thinks you’re seeking… results were intriguingly focused, and in a research situation SurfCanyon excels at winnowing the less-than-helpful.” Update (11/3/08) – Tim Conneally […]

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Tags: Media · Testimonials

Media Coverage from Asia

October 23rd, 2008

Lifehacker Japan recently wrote about Surf Canyon. While the technology wasn’t explicitly developed for Japanese, it does work in many different languages, so it’s great to see that it’s delivering value. Here are some translated bits: “Surf Canyon… adds a new dimension to the search results… If the results include something close to what you’re […]

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Tags: Media · Testimonials

Significant Milestones Reached

October 21st, 2008

Surf Canyon recently reached some significant milestones which we shared in this press release: 400,000 People Find Just What They Are Looking For With Surf Canyon  Smart Real-time Personalization Technology Accelerates Web Search OAKLAND, CALIF. October 21, 2008 – Since its release in February, over 400,000 people seeking more precise search results have downloaded Surf […]

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Tags: Announcements · Press Releases · Testimonials

v1.1.4 – Categorically Speaking

October 16th, 2008

Today we released the latest version of our application. The big, new feature, which some of you might already have seen recently, is “Categories”. While similar to clustering, these Categories are based on real-time actions and will help you to “drill down” on your search through a better understanding of your “at the moment” intent. […]

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Tags: Announcements · Testimonials

Evaluating Dynamic Ranking Technology (Part 1)

October 14th, 2008

For the past 2½ years, we have been working to improve the web search experience. In particular, we feel that search results individualized to each user and their current context will prove superior to search results that are not personalized to real-time intent. Our hypothesis is that real-time personalization works and the  challenge for us […]

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Tags: Discovery · Personalization · Research · Tutorials

Kudos from Network World

October 8th, 2008

Mark Gibbs at Network World recently evaluated our application and had this to say in his article entitled “Surf Canyon improves search…really”: “In use, Surf Canyon is very pleasantly discrete and for the first week or so you’ll probably forget to use it. Even so, eventually you’ll start clicking on the bullseye logos and you’ll […]

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Tags: Media · Testimonials

Two Conference Selections

October 6th, 2008

Surf Canyon was recently selected to present at two prestigious conferences. The first is the Fourth Annual Piper Jaffray Global Internet Summit to be held at the Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach on November 11th and 12th. Mark Cramer will be speaking on the “Searching for the Future” panel with Hakia, to be […]

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Tags: Announcements · Media · Testimonials

BOSS Mashable Challenge

October 2nd, 2008

Today we’re proud to announce Surf Canyon’s inclusion in the BOSS Mashable Challenge: “The BOSS Mashable Challenge pits developer against developer to compete for the grand prize of $2,000 and an article on Mashable about your winning entry. How do you win?  Build a kickass mashup – search engine or any other Web app – […]

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Tags: Announcements