Posts Tagged ‘Search

Sunday October 1, 2006 03:42

Eolin reopened with Intelligence

Eolin was reopened on Sep. 28th. It was closed to change new syndication platform in spring, this year. Eolin was designed for gathering from Tattertools‘s users. But, there were many spam posts from others. So they made intelligent filtering system against spam posts and stabilized syndication platform. It has 1.2 million normal posts from Tattertools. […]

Wednesday August 16, 2006 14:13

Naver Knowledge vs. Yahoo! Answers API

Yahoo! Answers released knowledge API today for developers to access Y!A database. The Yahoo’s knowledge database has been growing in the world except korean market. Naver was first mover with typical mass in this market. Also it released Naver Knowledge API on July, 2006. But it’s not public why it only offered to own knowledge […]

Monday July 31, 2006 16:41

NHN buys 1noon for $36.5 million

NHN announced it had bought out local search engine company 1noon for 35 billion won (36.5 million dollars). It was great news on korean IT business in yesterday. There was no acquisition examples in this scale after dot-com booming. NHN operates the Internet portal site Naver, the most frequently-visited portal site in Korea with daily […]

Tuesday May 23, 2006 18:16

Yahoo! learned Korea. But…

Recently Google presented own future strategy to stock analysts. Also Yahoo hosts Yahoo! Analyst Day with Semel and all of core managers of Yahoo! You can download presentation files. In summary, they want to offer good experiences and become the major contents distribution platform. I remarked Jeff Weiner’s social search session. This means collaborative search […]

Wednesday May 3, 2006 15:35

The Search Market Share in Korea

May you read Google Fails to Make Inroads in S. Korea. Korean version of Google referred only about 17% of unique visitors to other sites in March 2006, according to WebSideStory. KoreanClick found that Google’s Korean site referred only about 10.8% of unique visitors in February 2006. Naver accounted for nearly 58.4% of search referrals, […]

Monday March 27, 2006 17:25

Naver Search API

Naver, the korean largest search engine based portal started to offer their search results to RSS format. You can refer to Naver Open API sites. They offer search results of KnowledgeIN, blog, book, shopping and dictionaries including korean, japanese and english. It follows simple REST method via HTTP. You can see a sample result in […]

Friday March 3, 2006 01:29


The Wingbus aggregates tour stories and photos of bloggers from Naver, Daum, Empas and Tattertools. In beta service, some of famous cities were public such as London, Paris, Tokyo and Rome. The Europe area is famous tour places for korean. So they have many pictures to be taken and visiting stories for restaurant, tour spots […]

Dion Hinchcliffe got NHN’s search service, example of Creating real business value with Web 2.0 on his ZDNet blog. …Companies using Web 2.0-style techniques for business advantage: NHN’s Naver Search Engine. Never heard of Naver? You’re not alone unless you live in Korea. But the big secret is that Naver is annihilating Google there. […]