The latest trend in web development is rich user interface while semantic search rules the roost where knowledge management is concerned.
Enter Powerset, a recent entrant in the search field that has been over a year in the beta stage. Powerset finds answers to your questions on Wikipedia and Freebase, arguably the top free databases on the ‘net.
In addition to being a next-generation semantic search engine, Powerset has also earned the title of “best looking” search engine. See Powerset – the best looking search engine. The site does boast an easy to grasp user interface and clean look.
ed. note – I was one of the original beta testers for Powerset via PowerLabs. I can say from firsthand experience that the company is comprised of really smart people. You know – geeks. Good luck, guys.
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Web 2.0 Journal says it nicely in an article entitled Web 2.0 Meets Virtualization
Fueled by the explosive growth in digital media and user generated content, the demand for storage has increased exponentially, placing significant stress on current ‘in house’ storage architectures and costly overcapacity build-outs. Factoring in time-to-market pressures as well as power, space, large capital expenditures, global performance, load balancing and availability issues, companies are faced with an exploding challenges and costs to go with the exploding storage demand. Bottom line, companies must take a new approach to storage. Companies need to move from the old and out-dated storage 1.0 model of ‘do everything yourself’ to a new storage 2.0 model. The storage 2.0 model delivers persistent storage on demand to applications regardless of location and pre-defined boundaries and meets the performance and scalability characteristics of the web applications.
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