June 2001 Archive
Updated and expanded Inktomi Review with links to the new MSN Search review, the updated changes in Inktomi over time chart, and various other links and comments.
According to a story in The Times, Excite will be shutting down many of its European portals, such as the French, German and Spanish ones. Excite UK and Excite Italia are to remain open.
Fast Search & Transfer announces PartnerSite, a program that sounds like it will be similar to Inktomi's paid inclusion programs. However, Fast says theirs will be less expensive and includes hosted site search as well.
Google announces its Google.ca, a Canadian version of the Google search engine. About the only difference on the front page is an option to limit to Canadian Web pages. Surprisingly, the limit is not a simple .ca top level domain filter. A search on vancouver restaurants found several .com hits, although it still missed the top hit on the worldwide Google of www.vancouver-bc.com/Dining/ which seems like it should have also been included. A French language version is available at www.google.ca/fr which adds an option for searching only French language pages to the top page.