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SearchMash


https://web.archive.org/web/20081108011510/http://www.searchmash.com/

     
Language English



Launched 2006
Closed 2008



Developer Google Inc.



Country of Origin US America



Owner
2006 - 2008 Google Inc.



Topic Universal



Region No Limitation



Technology
and/or
Strategy
Sandbox
Showcase



Used SeEn






Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite





About SearchMash (2006): »SearchMash lets you search the internet in new ways. It is constantly evolving as we come up with ideas and figure out what works and what doesn't.« Source

Robin Wauters (2008): »SearchMash was an experimental, non-branded search engine that Google used to be able to play around with new search technologies, concepts and interfaces. It was first introduced in October 2006, and unveiled to the public exactly one year after that. Some people actually traded in Google’s search engine for SearchMash, were apparently quite pleased with the experience and are now sad to see it go. The service wasn’t meant to attract a mass of users, but rather for Google to play around with meta-search features (results for web, images, video and Wikipedia were blended together), third-party integration (it used Snap for previewing landing pages of outside links), user interface experiments (like ‘infinite scroll’ that allowed you to view as many search results on the same page) and technologies (it had an Ajax and Flash / Flex version).« Source

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References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Google_products#Discontinued_in_2008
Wikipedia (Others):
     

Other Sources

Erick Schonfeld (2007): Google's SearchMash Adds Snap Shot Previews. But Why Is It In Flash? URL: https://techcrunch.com/2007/10/25/googles-searchmash-adds-snap-shot-previews-but-why-is-it-in-flash/
Robin Wauters (2008): Why Did Google Discontinue SearchMash? URL: https://techcrunch.com/2008/11/24/why-did-google-discontinue-searchmash/
Greg Kumparak (2006): AOL, MSFT, GOOG: What Are They Doing in the Sandbox? URL: https://techcrunch.com/2006/11/08/aol-msft-goog-what-are-they-doing-in-the-sandbox/




Created: 2018-03-03