Yahoo launches Video Search Engine

Posted on Saturday, Dec 18 2004 @ 21:15 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
After years of taking a back seat to easier-to-crawl HTML pages, multimedia files are beginning to gain respect among search engines.

The spotlight this week turned to video, whether streaming or downloadable, as Yahoo Inc. late Wednesday posted an early test version of video search to its Yahoo Next site for public prototypes. Meanwhile, a much-smaller rival, Blinkx Inc., on Thursday unveiled a service that can transcribe video to make its contents searchable. Read more at eWeek

A test version of Yahoo's new search engines can be found here


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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