Kosmix

 
  • Kosmix Raises $20 Million More For Its Universal Search Engine

    Kosmix Raises $20 Million More For Its Universal Search Engine

    Kosmix, a universal search engine that pulls data from a variety of sources including Wikipedia, Yahoo Buzz and our own CrunchBase, has closed a $20 million round led by Time Warner, with participation from existing investors Accel Partners, Dag Ventures, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. The round brings Kosmix's total funding to $55 million. As part of today's announcement Kosmix revealed… Read More

  • Kosmix Goes Horizontal

    Kosmix Goes Horizontal

    Kosmix, until now a vertical search engine for information about health, automobiles and travel, transformed itself into a universal search engine for all subjects earlier today during a general redesign. The move has been anticipated since at least last September, and was described by co-founder Anand Rajaraman in a Beet.tv interview posted less than a week ago. Now when users conduct keyword… Read More

  • Find Something That Is "X" And Has "Y" With Circos

    Find Something That Is "X" And Has "Y" With Circos

    Keyword search gets you pretty far when looking for pure information, but doesn’t help much on more qualitative searches like trying to find the hippest restaurant in SOHO. Searches like the latter rely on the opinions of people, not webmasters, which is one of the reasons Circo’s has launched their new qualitative search engine. The engine currently lets users search for hotels and… Read More

  • Will Kosmix's Plan To Take Vertical Search Horizontal Go Flat?

    Will Kosmix's Plan To Take Vertical Search Horizontal Go Flat?

    Kosmix is a vertical search engine that launched in 2006. They also raised a heap of cash – over $25 million from Accel, Lightspeed and Cambrian Ventures as well as private investors including Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com and Bill Miller of Legg Mason Funds. Although Kosmix founders Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan might have gone to school with Sergey Brin, their goal isn’t to take… Read More

  • A Taste of DEMO 2006

    DEMO 2006: 70 companies gather at a hotel in Phoenix, Arizona to compete head on for our attention. $15,000 buys you 5 minutes in front of 700 people, and a chance to make history (which is not recorded real time because the wifi is crushed under the load and no one can get online). At least there is reliable internet access in the press room, along with dozens of free USB drives laying around… Read More