Amazon Fires Latest Shot in Search Wars

Amazon on Tuesday rolled out the Alexa Web Search Platform, which opens up 5 billion documents and 300 terabytes of data to anyone, along with offering computer and storage time for processing tasks. The idea is to enable the creation of new services that utilize Alexa’s vast Web archive and search technology.

BetaNews | Amazon Opens Up Alexa Search Index

This of course got lots of blog coverage.  The big take away: developers can reach into the what Alex has crawled and develop services on top of it for reasonable fees.  Look for some exciting search products to turn up shortly and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Google API opens up a bit more.

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