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SweetIM

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http://search.sweetim.com

     
Language Multilingual



Launched 2005 or earlier
Closed No



Developer Sherman, Robert



Country of Origin Israel



Owner
2005 - 2012 SweetIM
2012 - [...] Perion



Topic Universal



Region No Limitation



Technology
and/or
Strategy
Search Interface / Search API
Browser Hijack, Spyware, Adware (installed without the users permission)



Used SeEn Bing






Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite





Originally »SweetIM Technologies Ltd. develops technologies and content for online platforms. The company offers SweetIM, a fun upgrade for web based application, including Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo, and AIM & ICQ instant messenger applications. Its platform adds fun emoticons (smileys), animations (winks), flash games, videos, sounds, nudges, display pictures, backgrounds, and other fun stuff to user’s messengers. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Raanana, Israel.« Source

Today it is a search interface using Bing. Source




Name




Critical points

SweetIM offers next too the search engine a toolbar and desktop search, witch earns a lot of critics. See e.g.: Source



Features & Functionality

The Image search is a link to the Google Image search [kd2016].



More




References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): n.a.
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.
     

Other Sources

BUSINESS WIRE (2017): Perion Extends and Enhances 3 Years Agreement with Bing: Extended Agreement Through 2020, Bolstering The Relationship Between Perion and Microsoft’s search engine, Bing URL: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171026005664/en/Perion-Extends-Enhances-3-Years-Agreement-Bing
Brodovsky S., Rosset S. (2011): A/B testing at SweetIM: The importance of proper statistical analysis. Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, ICDM, , art. no. 6137453 , pp. 733-740. URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6137453/
SweetIM Crunchbase URL: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/sweetim




Created: 2013-03-16