29 November 2011 - 10:43am | posted by | 0 comments

DIY search pretender takes on Google

DIY search pretender takes on GoogleDIY search pretender takes on Google

A young pretender to the search throne, YaCy (pronounced “Ya See”), is set to challenge established stalwarts Google, Bing and yahoo for a slice of the burgeoning internet search business.

Adopting a different tack to its established competitors YaCy is distributing its indexing engine around the web free of charge to improve its algorithms and spread the load of queries.

It will also makes YaCy harder to sensor as it does not rely upon a central server.

In a statement YaCy project leader Michael Christen said: “Most of what we do on the internet involves search. It's the vital link between us and the information we're looking for.

"For such an essential function, we cannot rely on a few large companies, and compromise our privacy in the process."

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