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Yahoo!

Boxing Day彷彿早了一個星期來,MSN、Google、Ask Jeeves、ICQ,現在到Yahoo!在這兩星期接二連三的送上聖誕禮物。Yahoo!送的,是傳說在下年才推出的Video Search

Jan試過用,輸入Man United、Britney Spear、University也能找到。至於本港的Video呢,輸入中文暫時不行,必須輸入英文。例如想要找劉德華的Video,就不能輸入「劉德華」,而要輸入「Andy Lau」。不過,找到甚麼還是其次,因此他們還在BETA階段,索引到的東西還是有限。Jan認為有趣的,是Yahoo! Video Search接受內容供應商以RSS形式來提供內容,情況就有如Podcasting的RSS應用一樣,不過現在Feed的是Video,而不是MP3。有趣!

Google Blogoscoped說Yahoo! Video Search與Altavista Video Search的搜尋結果十分相似,認為他們都是同出一個Video Search Engine:

Yahoo brings us their own video search. This looks awfully close to the results AltaVista was showing in their video search for a long time already. As AltaVista is now part of Yahoo, it looks as though for now Yahoo just put their own name tag on an existing engine.

Jan就試試給大家看:

Round One: Andy Lau — Yahoo! / Altavista

Round Two: IT Class — Yahoo! / Altavista

Round Three: Psychological Lecture (大家都是沒有search result) — Yahoo! / Altavista

See! 看來Google Blogoscoped所言非虛。

相關報導:
Yahoo! Video Search Beta (Yahoo! Search blog)
Yahoo tests video search engine | CNET News.com
Yahoo Launch Video Search (OFlaherty.dk)
Yahoo Video Search Is Here (InsideGoogle)
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) Media? (bedeviled mojo slop)

P.S. 還有一件有趣的事,這次Beta應該是十分趕而推出吧,因為他們連Yahoo! Video Search的Logo也未設計……