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英文文章:GOOGLE要担心Accoona吗?

Accoona: Should Google Worry?
中文导读:最新报导说由名人投资产生的新新网络搜寻引挚公司ACCOONA一心想超越龙头GOOGLE,业界却认为就目前的情况,ACCOONA跟本就无法和GOOGLE竞争。 ACCOONA,由名人如前康柏CEO,以及国际象棋冠军GarryKasparov,等投资建立,在它的奢侈的开张典礼晚会中请来前总统克林顿,企图一举打出名气。ACCOONA的执行长官JONATHAN说公司开张后马上就可以赚钱。不过搜寻引挚专家门却发现它跟本无法和GOOGLE比,虽然ACCOONA的代表说公司会不断学习并完善它的系统。

不过 ACCOONA确实有一个独特的优势,它的投资者包括China Daily Information
Services,中国最大的英文网站。公司估计每天有超过1000万的中国网民将登录此站。公司还宣称建立一个拥有3200万公司资料的数据库。不过用户发现ACCOONA所提供的公司资料非常不完善,并漏洞百出。

To what lengths will a new Web site go in 2004 to attract 1999-ish buzz? How about bringing in the President from the dot-com era? None other than Bill Clinton gave a speech at the lavish Dec. 6 launch party of Accoona, a search site that hopes to unseat category-killer Google (GOOG ) by using artificial intelligence.

As far as big names go, Accoona had more than Clinton to bring out that night. Its nonexecutive chairman and part-owner is Eckhard Pfeiffer, former CEO of Compaq Computer, now part of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ ). "We believe it will revolutionize how people find information on the Web," he said of Accoona. Another investor and sponsor is world chess champion Garry Kasparov.

BOTTOMS UP WITH BILL.  But all eyes were on Clinton, who looked very thin and gray but healthy as a peach, when he took the podium to give a 15-minute talk about the Internet's potential to bring people of the world together and disrupt the spread of terrorism. "I hope you all get rich, but remember you are doing something good for humanity as well," he told Accoona executives.

The festivities took place at New York's famed Tavern on the Green, where a throng of journalists were treated to open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, and a buffet replete with oysters on the half shell, leg of lamb, seared tuna, and other gourmet treats. What was the affair's budget? Accoona Executive Director Jonathan McCann wouldn't say. "It depends on how much you all drink," he joked with reporters.

McCann says Accoona has raised $15 million from investors and expects to start making money right away, mainly by providing sponsored links through Yahoo!'s (YHOO ) Overture division.

CHINESE CONNECTION.  Despite Clinton's appearance (the former President agreed to speak in exchange for an undisclosed contribution to his charitable foundation) and the swank party, it will be a steep climb for the fledgling search engine. Accoona is named for the Swahili phrase "accoona matata" (or Hakuna Matata, as Lion King movie creator Disney (DIS ) correctly spells it), which means "no worries."

But worries are already mounting. Early reviews of the site by search-engine buffs have found it lacking. Although most reporters didn't stick around after Clinton's speech to try out the new search engine, I did -- and what I found was that its results didn't quite measure up against Google on some searches that I had done that very same day. Accoona representatives promise that the search engine will "learn" as it goes on and become far more robust.

Accoona does have a strong buzz working in its favor, and that could help to keep it afloat until the technology is in gear. Accoona is partly owned by the government-sanctioned China Daily Information Services, the largest English-language site in China. In its press materials, Accoona states it expects more than 10 million daily unique visitors from China.

 

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