Smarter Searching: AltaVista Debuts Online Newsstand
Michael Liedtke [writes...]
AltaVista will add an online newsstand to its main index Monday to make its results more topical and useful to surfers looking for up-to-the-minute information.
With the new service, Palo Alto-based AltaVista will automatically produce the top stories related to search requests. Clicking on a news center at the top search page will provide a complete index of all the latest online stories about the requested topic.
The new feature, licensed from San Francisco-based Moreover, addresses a glaring shortcoming for even the most powerful search engines. [more...]