WiseNut

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
WiseNut
Type of site
Web search engine
Websitewww.wisenut.com at the Wayback Machine (archived September 27, 2007)
LaunchedSeptember 5, 2001; 17 years ago (2001-09-05)
Current statusDefunct

WiseNut was a crawler-based search engine that officially launched on September 5, 2001.[1] Like Teoma, WiseNut automatically clustered search results, a technology called WiseGuide.[2] Despite being referred to as a "Google killer" and having a good start, WiseNut never managed to become a major search engine. It lacked boolean search in the standard search and other advanced search features.[1][2] The company was based in San Francisco, California.[3]

On March 12, 2002, LookSmart announced that they would be acquiring WiseNut for about $9.25 million in stock.[4] LookSmart completed the acquisition in April.[5]

WiseNut shut down in late-September 2007.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sherman, Chris (September 5, 2001). "Wisenut, the Google Killer? Nah..." Search Engine Watch. Archived from the original on December 29, 2006. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Randolph Hock (2007). The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Searcher. ISBN 0910965765.
  3. ^ Olsen, Stefanie (2002-03-12). "LookSmart buys search technology". CNET. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  4. ^ Tomasula, Dean (March 13, 2002). "LookSmart to Buy WiseNut Search Engine in $9.25 Million Deal". DMNews.com. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  5. ^ "LookSmart completes purchase of WiseNut". CNET. 2002-04-08. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  6. ^ "WiseNut". WiseNut. 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2019-01-10.
  7. ^ "WiseNut". WiseNut. 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2019-01-10.