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Jay Bhatti was recently in ABC News talking about the recent sale of Spock.com to Intelius – Check out the video here
Spock Co-Founder Jay Bhatti recently appeared on Reuters to discuss Spock and the notion behind people search. Spock which is unique in its focus on people search has received numerous accolades, including being recently named as one of the top 100 Rails Sites, and Wired Magazinestop 10 startups in 2008. In being asked about the notion behind competing with the likes of Google in the search market, Bhatti notes that while Google’s focus is on comprehensive document retrieval, people search in general is still fragmented across the web. Hoping to create a search result for everyone, Spock has focused on creating a site where you’ll be confident that the information about every “John Smith” is correct and relevant.
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|Ahead of the Curve: The Website Spock.com is intent on finding people
by Yuni de Nies | April 2, 2008 | PDF of Article
Spock co-founder Jay Bhatti recently appeared on ABC’s Ahead of the Curve to discuss among other things Spock, and the notion behind people search. Spock, which is one of the leading people search applications on the Web has been at the forefront of a new market designed at specializing in search. Some remain skeptical at how something as specific, and potentially trivial as people search fits into the overall mindset and actions of the typical Internet user. Yet there is overwhelming evidence that people related web activity is among the most common and fastest growing web based industries. With more people than ever actively using Social Networks, locating relevant connections to people has become more important than ever.
Check out the video and let us know what you think about people search and what direction you see the Web going.