Search Engine History – The First Robot

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The World Wide Web Wanderer, introduced by Matthew Gray was initially used to track the growth of the web by counting active servers. A computer robot is a program that’s capable of carrying out repetitive tasks at speeds impossible for humans to perform. The robot was soon upgraded to create a database of URL’s known… Read more »

Search Engine History – Inktomi

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Inktomi was founded in 1996 by Eric Brewer and Paul Gauthier, two students from The University of California. The project was federally funded, encouraging Eric and Paul to reach supercomputing power under microcomputer prices. Inktomi is based in Foster, California with offices across the globe. Inktomi is not a Search Engine site, it provides software… Read more »