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Hello A9. Bye Google? – Tall Skinny Kiwi

Hello A9. Bye Google?

logo-a9 The A9.com search engine from Amazon just got released. WWWWwooooooooaaaahhhhhhhh! I’m impressed.
i have always played hard to get with Amazon – not giving them any info about me at all. When i opened my account, all they knew about me was my email address and they were trying to sell me books on dieting, and getting SKINNY.
Well, now they have my number, and all my numbers, and my page ranking, and probably everything else. i typed my name into their search engine, clicked on the first link, and my whole life flashed before my eyes, images and all . . . dang!
We bloggers will now be encouraged to review each others blogs AND we should decide if we want the search engine power and glory to flow to Amazon rather than to Google.


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)

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  • A9 is Google licensed by Amazon.
    The main Amazon value-add is the Search Inside the Book, the IMB movie database and the personalization (remembering my searches chronologically).
    Until Amazon comes out with its own search engine infrastructure A9 is really a service aggregator. Yahoo did the same thing, btw, only recently coming off of the Google tit.
    I like A9 and look forward to brutal competition in this space.

  • phenomenal!! I don’t think i have ever see such a powerful, quick, efficient search engine.
    Thanks Andrew. being completely self obsessed i searched for myself and discovered that I used to exist in a previous life some time in the 18th century. Strange really…but i had always had this sneaky suspicion that i was paying for the sins of a previous me from a previous life..!?

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  • umm did a search for Andrew Jones, clicked on the first web link, as you said, and it comes to a guy in the US who is on death row.

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