Squidoo Gets Into People Search

We’re not sure when it launched, but Fred Wilson has discovered that Seth Godin’s Squidoo has quietly entered the people search field with a new product called Squidwho. Squidwho provides

People Search Business Just Got More Complicated As Facebook Enters Market

Facebook just announced that they are now allowing public searches of their users by people without Facebook accounts. Not much information is included in the results (see image below)- just the name

PeekYou: Spock Has Competition

PeekYou is a fairly new site that competes in a growingly crowded people search space. The site offers the standard features we’ve come to expect from people focused search sites. A general user

War Of The People Search

I moderated a fascinating panel tonight at Google headquarters that included execs from three “people search engines” – the CEO of Wink (Michael Tanne), the CEO of Spock (Jaideep Sin

Exclusive Screenshots: Spock's New People Engine

It’s not often we hear about a startup’s venture financing before we see the product, but that is the case with yet-to-launch Spock, located in Silicon Valley. Rumors about their $7 millio

Wink Pulls Half An Odeo, Partially Liquidates

Search engine startup Wink has offered to buy back stock from investors with remaining cash at a rate of fifty cents on the dollar, according to sources involved with the company. The company has rais

Streakr Search Makes Social Networks Bare All

Vivek, over at Startup Squad, recently discovered a new social network and social networking meta search engine, Streakr. The main URL still says the site is coming soon. The new engine lets you searc

Wink Now Searches MySpace, LinkedIn and Bebo

Social search site Wink released a new feature called People Search this weekend and I think it’s going to be a big move for the company. Wink People Search searches over the user profiles of My

Wink 2.0 goes live

Social search company Wink just went live with their relaunched site, making better use of collaboratively built collections, offering a Firefox toolbar and other changes we detailed in an early previ

Wink 2.0 to launch next week

Social search engine Wink will launch version 2.0 of its service early next week with changes designed to make make search more social than ever. I’ve described below the information I was able

Wink Launches

The Wink user-enhanced search engine, in private beta for the last few months, launches Thursday morning to the world. Wink has evolved substantially since my October 12, 2005 review. Wink is, at its

Jookster v. Wink

Jookster‘s search engine launched yesterday. Like Wink, Jookster is aiming to provide more relevant search results by putting user-generated bookmarked links above normal results. Unlike Wink, w

Psst…Want in to the Wink Beta?

Wink is a very interesting new search site that combines traditional search results with and other user generated metadata. We profiled Wink on October 12, 2005 and Michael Tanne, the CEO,

Wink – People Powered Search

Company: Wink Launched: in Private Beta Status: Funded by Greylock Partners Location: Mountain View Wink gave a brief demo at at Web2.0 last week and we were immediately hooked. Wink is still in priva

The Companies of Web 2.0, Part 2

Here’s the second set of companies that presented at the Web 2.0 conference Launchpad workshop. See Part 1 here. Zvents My friend Ethan Stock showed off Zvents, which launched last night. We&#82