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This blog discusses the experiences of a consulting professional currently working at EmPower Research, a firm that provides decision support services to clients through offices in NYC, San Francisco and Bangalore, India.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Specialized Search Engines

Found an article on Economic Times with some key search engines for
specialized needs!


With, you can use one search field to search several dozen
sites that contain rich image repositories. FaganFinder acts as a kind of
front end to the image-searching tool of your choice. Type a search term,
select the site you'd like to explore, and click Search. FaganFinder passes
your search term to the site you've chosen, and you're presented the

Live Music:

The Web is alive with the sound of music — or just with sounds. The trouble
lies in finding what you want. No major search engine is going to help you
to find lots copyrighted music to download without paying for it, but
there's plenty of free music available online if you know where to look.
Start by looking at Songza (http:// This unique search tool
finds an amazing number of music from both major artists and unknowns.
Included among search results are sometimes rare or bootlegged songs that
have somehow found their way somewhere onto the Web. Songza not only finds
recordings from musicians that you know but also makes suggestions, based
upon your searches, about which music you might. You can also click the 'top
played' tab to see what other users have been listening to. Songza provides
a fascinating and enjoyable way to experience music on the Web. The Web is
slowly but surely becoming a replacement for the television.


Witness the number of videos that adorn the pages of everything from news
sites to Internet forums. Wouldn't it be great if there were a way to locate
a specific video when you wanted to? The answer is Blinkx (http://, which bills itself as the world's largest and most advanced
video search engine. Whether you come away from Blinkx agreeing with that
assessment, one thing's for sure: you can use the Blinkx to find a lot of
videos, very quickly. Blinkx is attractively laid out and, like Google and
other search engines that now offer video searching, makes it easy simply to
type a search term and find some videos with one click.

Tried these out and they rock….

Hope you enjoy them too!!

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