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."

Be the first to comment on this article: sign in or register.

Latest Projects from the Profile Hub

Typosaurus - Website Spell Checker

27/05/2015
Spelling Errors. Extinct.  Are you a voracious verbivore or...

Cutting Through The Cards, Candy and Clutter with Savanna Serenades

25/05/2015
Valentine’s Day is a holiday that sees increased spending...

Search campaign increases revenue by 492%

21/05/2015
Hobbycraft had been investing in PPC for a while, but spend...

PG tips

21/05/2015
The definitive article Decades of evolutionary pack changes...

Raise a glass to Private Dining Room's online visibility

20/05/2015
Private Dining Rooms, an online venue finder, initially...