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ALTAVISTA TESTS SEARCH SITE FOR WIRELESS DEVICES

From: Lisa LaNell Mauldin <lisamauldin@earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 12:35:05 -0500
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ALTAVISTA TESTS SEARCH SITE FOR WIRELESS DEVICES
Search engine AltaVista is demonstrating its Raging Search test site, which
is designed for WAP-enabled devices to find Web pages that support WML
(wireless markup language). The beta version of the site,
http://wap.raging.com,
provides a searchable index of 2.5 million WML Web
pages. Some analysts point out that performing searches on a wireless
device can be an exercise in frustration, given the space limitations of
the small screen. "Especially in the case of a mobile phone, more is not
necessarily better," says Gartner Group VP Bob Egan. "I fully expect all
the big boys to come into the wireless search business. The question is,
are they going to put some intelligence behind it to make information more
relevant to people carrying personal digital assistants?" (InformationWeek
15 Aug 2000)
http://www.techweb.com/wire/story/TWB20000815S0023 
Received on Wednesday, 16 August 2000 13:34:09 UTC

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