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Cyber 411


http://web.archive.org/web/19990125085321/http://cyber411.com/

     
Language English



Launched 1996
Closed 1999 renamed in C4.



Developer Cyber Networks, Inc.'s



Country of Origin US America



Owner
1996 - 1999 Cyber Networks, Inc.'s



Topic Universal



Region No Limitation



Technology
and/or
Strategy
Meta SeEn



Used SeEn AltaVista
Deja News (later Deja.com)
Excite
FindWhat.com
Galaxy
Google Search Engine
GoTo
HotBot
LookSmart
Lycos
Magellan
PlanetSearch
Search.com
Snap
Thunderstone
WebCrawler
WhatUseek
Yahoo






Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite





»Cyber411 is what's called a "parallel" search engine, which means it contacts 15 other search engines to do the actual work and then collates the results. Cyber411 also eliminates duplicate entries from the various search engines.

Each of its finds is hyperlinked to related sites and is earmarked by the engine that generated the location. However, unlike most of the other engines, it does not provide additional summary information about the found sites.« Source


Information Today (1999): »Announces the debut of Cyber Networks, Inc.'s Cyber411 Web site, which simultaneously harnesses 16 search engines. How Cyber411 automatically reformulates the query to fit the syntax for each search engine.« Source


Business Wire (1999): »About the C4 Search Engine: C4.com deploys new TotalSearch technology to bring non-repetitive, extremely accurate results from numerous search engines and other Internet resources simultaneously under one roof, sorting by relevance and eliminating duplicate results in the process. The C4 search mechanism is a user-friendly tool that yields only the most relevant data links in the fastest possible time--wait ten seconds, save an hour.
C4 searches provide automatic access to relevant data on the Internet's top Web sites focusing on news, financial information, business, health, leisure and services. Thus, CNI's C4 becomes the perfect launch pad to check on everything and anything happening on the Internet today, from the top headlines to Wall Street's performance to the latest movies to the daily horoscope and all knowledge in between and beyond!
C4 is a parallel search engine that simultaneously harnesses the top search engines seeking relevant data on a single query within a specific time frame designated by users. Search engines employed in the C4 search are: AltaVista, Excite, Google, GoTo, HotBot, InfoSeek, Lycos, Magellan, Snap.com, WebCrawler and Yahoo! Additionally, specific news databases used are ABC News, CNN and MSNBC, complimented by financial news searches of CNNfn, CBS MarketWatch and The Street.« Source

Computerworld (1996): »The weeks-old service may turn out to be in all ways better than AltaVista - if the company keeps the site up to date on changes to pages on the Web. Of course, the big liability to using a single search engine is that each one knows only about part of the Web, not all of it. Cyber^n (cyber411.com), from Cyber Networks, Inc., solves that problem by searching the search engines - 15 of them - and listing the results, eliminating duplicates of sites that turn up on more than one search engine ...« Source




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See Cyber 411 start page 1999 Source



References & further Publications

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

Other Sources

WAYNE E. HARDING (1997): How To Find It On The Net URL: http://web.archive.org/web/20180302195944/https://www.journalofaccountancy.com/Issues/1997/Jun/find.htm
Business Wire (1999): Cyber Networks Inc. Launches Largest Capacity Free Web-based Email Service; C4.com Site Allows 10 Megs Message Storage and Fast, Easy Access FREE for Consumers URL: https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Cyber+Networks+Inc.+Launches+Largest+Capacity+Free+Web-based+Email...-a057090073
Information Today (1999): Cyber Networks, Inc. Debuts Its Cyber411 Web Site URL: http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/1410789/cyber-networks-inc-debuts-cyber411-web-site
Mitch Wagner (1996): Search engines. In: Computerworld, p.71 URL: https://books.google.de/books?id=I4ZnfGIhGC4C&pg=PT70&dq=%22Cyber+Networks,+Inc.%22&hl=de&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiS_6XfyeLZAhWrIpoKHVoQD-wQ6AEIJzAA#v=onepage&q=%22Cyber%20Networks%2C%20Inc.%22&f=false




Created: 2013-03-17