Paris, France (PRWEB) December 13, 2007
Human-powered search engine Mahalo.com released a series of new features at the Le Web 3 conference today in Paris. The new features, dubbed “Mahalo Social,” allow users to collaborate in building trusted search results with their friends.
“We believe the next phase of development in the search space is going to be based on human curation,” said Mahalo CEO Jason McCabe Calacanis. He added: “Human curation via a social network is a very effective solution for evolving machine search results.”
Mahalo has also revealed that its index of search result pages has hit the company’s goal of 25,000 pages by the end of 2008, a year earlier than originally expected.
Additionally Mahalo will be making the entire index available in both RSS and OPML formats, and under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license. This license allows individuals to use Mahalo results in a non-commercial setting, without having to ask permission.
Santa Monica-based Mahalo.com is backed by investors including Sequoia Capital, Elon Musk, Newscorp, CBS Corporation, Matt Coffin, Mark Cuban, Ted Leonsis, Jon Miller, Attractor Investment Management, and Hubert Burda Media. The company launched in beta May 30th, 2007.
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