Heard of Yandex?

From TimesOnline, a good reminder to not forget that we do live in a USA bubble sometimes, and don't pay enough attention to the rest of the world:

"A little over two decades later, Arkady Volozh is the chief executive and one of the founders of Yandex, Russia’s most popular internet search engine, a company now valued at £2.5 billion. Widely described as Russia’s answer to Google, Yandex was launched only eight years ago but is now visited by 8m people a day. More impressive still, Yandex and Volozh are credited with humbling Google, by denting its global domination." (from "Russians dent Google's world domination")

Hmm, let me try the query that tripped up Cuil:

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Whoops. The site is all Russian. But interestingly I typed in the query in english and I seem to have gotten fairly good results. Certainly better than I got from Cuil. And the oddest phenomenon is now when I write that search in google, it takes me to my own post on that very topic.

Can you spell "echo chamber?"
Posted on August 25, 2008 and filed under Life, Technology.