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FAROO Web Search


http://www.faroo.com

     
Language English



Launched 2008
Closed No



Developer Garbe, Wolf



Country of Origin Germany



Owner
2008 - [...] FAROO Ltd.



Topic Universal



Region No Limitation



Technology
and/or
Strategy
Peer-to-peer SeEn
Open source search engine
Crawler-based, algorithmic SeEn



Used SeEn Faroo



Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite



Faroo: »2007 : TechCrunch40 Finalist - Public beta of FAROO P2P // 2008 : FAROO Ltd. founded, based in London // 2009 : Series A investment by Solina Chau & Li Ka Shing Foundation - Launch of FAROO Real-time Search // 2010 : Largest P2P Web search engine with over 2.5 million peers -Launch of FAROO iPad/iPhone App // 2011 : Improved Ranking: 81% preference over Google (tested on Amazon Mechanical Turk) - Unified Search Platform: Web & News Search for web, mobile, p2p & API clients - New Instant Search, Trend Discovery, Topic Aggregation, Improved iPad App // 2012 : China Launch: Chinese App, Chinese gateway servers, Chinese Homepage // 2013 : Launch of Free Search API // 2015 : API already used by over 4,200 companies & developers« Source



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Features & Functionality

CHRIS MORRISON (2007): »The service lets people download an application, so that they can contribute their searches and computer power to a shared search engine. Faroo follows what people search for, what result pages they look at, how long they they look at them, and whether they bookmark them. That way, they use people’s actions to rank a page higher in results.« Source



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References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAROO
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.
     

Other Sources

Press coverage URL: http://www.faroo.com/hp/company/press.html
Faroo Blog URL: http://blog.faroo.com/
Startup Meme (14 May, 2007): Faroo Employees P2P Technology to Search and Index the Web URL: http://web.archive.org/web/20070717010830/http://startupmeme.com/2007/05/14/faroo-employees-p2p-technology-to-search-and-index-the-web/




Created: 2013-01-22