Quick thoughts on Microsoft-Powerset:
- This is about scaling the original Powerset vision and by extension, the vision of the Xerox PARC engineers that developed the technology on which Powerset is built.
- This isn’t an alternative to buying Yahoo – that’s overly-simplistic apples vs oranges stuff.
- But this is about improving Live Search and as such, the Powerset guys probably have a greater chance of influencing Microsoft’s search direction than the semantic-technology focused people within Yahoo would have had within MicroHoo.
- The semantic technology crowd just lost its poster child; will the next one please step forward?
I told you they were quick!. More tomorrow to 451 clients via TechDealmaker.