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Searching for the Perfect Search Tool II

Earlier this spring, Alison Overholt took a look at some of the newer Web search tools. Today, I learned about another interesting contender.

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Blinkx, currently in beta for Windows machines, reportedly allows users to search the Web as well as their local files. Results also seem to be based on active windows — meaning that a search could parallel a document you’re currently working on. And a visualization tool helps you picture how results are related.

An interesting concept — real-time contextual search. That said, their search index seems quite small. Searching for “Fast Company” yielded nothing, and that hurts.

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