Vivisimo unveiled Clusty.com, the first full-service search site powered completely by breakthrough clustering technology.
Instead of simply presenting long lists of results, Clusty.com groups search results into folder topics, giving users a quick overview of the main themes in the results and letting them focus on topics of interest. Designed to relieve consumers of information overload and provide easy access to information that is usually overlooked with current search engines, Clusty changes forever how consumers do general Web searches as well as shopping, blogs, gossip, images, Wikipedia and people searches.
Built in response to the popularity of a demo search box on Vivisimo’s corporate Web site, Clusty takes search to a new level, with dedicated search tools for the most popular search activities and the first-ever customized search tab. Visitors can now undertake basic Web searches and see, in one glance, up to 250 search results organized around the main topics. For example, a search on “Walt Disney” brings back Clusty folders on Walt Disney World, Collectables, History, DVD, Biography, Walt Disney Pictures, and so on. Folders can be expanded with a click to view additional subtopics.
Vivisimo’s clustering technology changes the core search experience for everyone from students working on homework to corporate analysts tracking competitors to everyday consumers keeping up with news, politics, sports scores and movie listings or checking out travel destinations and shopping options. Clusty users benefit from a simple view of the Web that unlocks new information through faster, more effective searching.
“The success of today’s search technology has left users awash in information,” said Raul Valdes-Perez, CEO of Vivisimo. “The net result is that users cannot or will not wade through all of the options a search engine offers up. The fast and friendly Clusty.com puts users back in control and ensures that they truly know the full extent of resources that are available to them in the vast online world. Clusty also helps them zero in on what they were looking for and, often, leads them to discover new things along the way.”
The default Web search on Clusty includes several intuitive short-cuts for items like stock quotes, weather, dictionary and more. Besides basic Web searching, visitors can search dedicated tabs for shopping, news, blogs, images, Wikipedia and gossip. The final tab, “Customize!” lets users customize Clusty to suit their unique requirements. Visitors can choose the tabs to display from a list or create their own tabs by selecting information sources to search. Whether they want to track sports news, health related information or hobby sites, users can get fast and easy access to the information they care about, organized into clustered folders.