Northern Light To Stop Free Publicly Available Search Engine

gary price gprice at
Tue Jan 8 09:12:50 EST 2002

Good Morning From D.C.

Another crawled database is set to disappear from public view. ):

Word this A.M. that Northern Light will stop making their free web search engine available to the public on January 16th. The
NL Special Collection material (pay-per-view) articles will still be available to the public.

A Bit of Good News
NL's current news search (56 newswires) and search alerts will continue to be publicly available for free according to a NL

>From the news release,

"As of January 16, 2002, the company will no longer be providing free Web search capabilities to the general public. Northern
Light's Special Collection(TM), an online business library of over 70 million pages of full-text, authoritative content from
more than 7,100 sources, will continue to be offered to enterprise customers and to the public from Northern Light's Web site.
Additionally, the company will offer Web searching to enterprise customers. Northern Light will continue to maintain and
update its index of more than 350 million Web pages to provide enterprise customers with search of the Web using Northern
Light's patented classification technology, and will continue offering custom Web searching for enterprise customers."


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