A9 Revealed

Amazon has opened up a beta of their A9 “Google Killer” search engine. It’s pretty cool. Has several nice innovations in the UI and seems to be making use of some Alexa data as well. It’s still basically just a Web search engine, with more personalization, but well-executed, and may even provide a better search experience than Google presently offers. Personalized search — a search engine that remembers and learns from my previous searches (and those of my friends a la Eurekster) — is definitely a key way to improve search.

12 thoughts on “A9 Revealed”

  1. A9, from Amazon

    John Battelle rates it and thinks Google has something to measure up to now. A9 (beta): Search Inside the Book™: In addition to web search results we present book results from Amazon.com that include Search Inside the Book. When you

  2. Thoughts on A9

    This is interesting because Amazon decided to announce this via a blog rather than a news source. Let’s see how that works. If successful, I wonder whether or not this will become a more common tactic. It certainly has that…

  3. Thoughts on A9

    This is interesting because Amazon decided to announce this via a blog rather than a news source. Let’s see how that works. If successful, I wonder whether or not this will become a more common tactic. It certainly has that…

  4. Thoughts on A9

    This is interesting because Amazon decided to announce this via a blog rather than a news source. I wonder how that will work. If successful, I wonder whether or not this will become a more common tactic. It certainly has…

  5. A9 – new amazon search tool

    As James at imajes.info says, Almost Everyone has posted about amazon’s new A9. Its out. Take a look. James has his thoughts on the UI, style, usability of A9 here. A9 is kool. Fair enough. But is it really that…

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