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Posts tagged with Vertical Search

Mobile site review: Newsnow.co.uk

News aggregator Newsnow has recently released a version of its website optimised for mobile users.

Newsnow mobile

Newsnow uses a wide range of sources, I find it useful for keeping up with football news for instance, so how well has it translated to mobile? 

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Q&A: Dan Hart of nowfly.co.uk

Nowfly.co.uk is a newly launched flights search engine which aggregates flights from 340 airlines.

I reviewed the website yesterday, and have also been finding out more from founder and CEO Dan Hart...


Site review: Nowfly.co.uk

Flights search engine Nowfly.co.uk launched this week, offering fast and accurate results from a wide range of flight operators.

Nowfly.co.uk homepage

There are already plenty of travel comparison sites out there; I have looked at both Travel.co.uk and Skyscanner in the last six months, so how does Nowfly compare? 


Q&A: Daniel Lee of Globrix.com

Globrix is a property search engine that was launched earlier this year, backed by News International.

I looked at the site a few weeks ago, and was impressed by its simple, stripped-down user interface, as well as the number of listings.

Here, we talk to Globrix CEO Daniel Lee about the online property market and where he sees the site heading...


Site review: Fish4.co.uk redesign

Fish4 launched a revamped version of its classifieds website last week, aiming to provide more useful advice to searchers alongside its jobs, car, homes and holiday listings.


As well as the new section, Fish4 says it has also improved functionality and added a new search tool.

I've been taking a look at the site to see how it measures up... 


Q&A: Gareth Williams, CEO of Skyscanner

Skyscanner is a website that allows users to search for flights by price and location; according to Hitwise, it has an 11.34% share of the UK travel search market.

Recently, Skyscanner has been making a few changes to its website, aimed at improving the user experience.

We have been talking to CEO Gareth Williams about the changes and finding out more about the site...


Q&A: Philip James, CEO of wine comparison site Snooth

Snooth, launched in the US last year, is a social wine recommendation and price comparison site which aims to be the world's largest wine site.

In the same way that music sites like Last.fm help you discover new music, Snooth recommends wine to users based on the bottles that users with similar tastes enjoy.

We caught up with Snooth CEO Philip James to talk about the site...


Site review: property search engine Globrix

Launched earlier this year, Globrix is a property search engine which claims to have nearly every property on the market in the UK listed on its site.


Rather than charging estate agents a fee, as sites like Rightmove do, Globrix scrapes listings from estate agents' websites, hoping to make the site more comprehensive than its rivals.


Can anyone compete with Google?

July saw the much fan-fared launch of Cuil (pronounced cool), which so far, to many in the industry, hasn’t quite lived up to the hype.

Billed as a potential Google killer and dubbed the “world's biggest search engine”, the initial response has been lukewarm, with mixed reviews from many of the industry.

It certainly didn’t help that the site went down shortly after launch and that general first impressions certainly haven’t put Cuil in the same league as Google (or Yahoo and MSN for that matter).


Q&A: Vicky Smith of Travel.co.uk

Travel.co.uk is the latest entrant into the travel comparison market, having launched last week with a website that compares package holidays from some of the UK's top tour operators and travel agents.


We talked to Travel.co.uk's Marketing Manager Vicky Smith about the site...


Site review: Travel.co.uk

Travel.co.uk launched a package holiday comparison site last week, with a focus on providing a better user experience than existing competitors.

Travel.co.uk homepage

We have taken a look to see how it measures up...


Q&A: Thomas Busch of Careerjet

Careerjet is a job search engine that began as a bet by its founders, Thomas Busch and Jean-Benoit Andrieu.

It appears they have won - it now aggregates content from over 59,000 sites daily, and currently displays upwards of 21m vacancies.

We talked to Busch about the site's development and the semantic technology behind its search functions.