Saturday, July 24

Blinkx & LookOut: A Alternate Way for Web Search

Blinkx has launched its desktop search application to add more buzz in the increasingly competitive Web search market. Blinkx installs its own search client and mini toolbars within Windows applications, distills large amounts of text-from Word documents, Web pages or e-mails-into concepts in order to retrieve search results.
blinkx automatically links information from files on your hard disk, and can suggest content from news sites, the internet, video and blogs. It is not designed to replace current search engines like Google or Yahoo, but is a completely new way to use information on the internet. - About Blinkx

On the other hand, Microsoft has acquired a two-man startup Lookout Software, that specializes in desktop search from within Outlook.
Built on top of a powerful search engine, Lookout is the only personal search engine that can search all of your email from directly within Outlook - in seconds...

You can use Lookout to search your:

- Email messages
- Contacts, calendar, notes, tasks, etc.
- Data from exchange, POP, IMAP, PST files, Public Folders
- Files on your computer or other computers
- ... Very soul (okay, not true)