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GuruNet Recommended for Research Tasks

Julie Aiello pointed out that Walter Mossberg reviewed GuruNet in his latest Personal Technology Column in the Wall Street Journal. Julie is a professional researcher at Gund Investment Corporation, and said of GuruNet, "so far it's been a terrific research tool - much quicker than logging into
Yahoo or some other search engine to look something up when I'm trying to find
information quickly."

In his review of the product, Walter Mossberg wrote, "It's not that hard to stump GuruNet. For instance, if you click on "DVD," the
acronym for the popular new video-disk format, it thinks you must mean
Dover Downs Entertainment, a racetrack company in Delaware whose
stock symbol is DVD. A click on the word "Cisco" yields information on
Cisco, Ga., not the technology firm." Some of us felt the same way about searches that we performed.

For instance, Julie Aiello said that she, "... tried typing in 'Dave Aiello' and sure
enough the first option was to go to {Dave Aiello's} resume on CTDATA.com." It should be pointed out that this result could not be duplicated on all machines. This leaves us wondering if the difference in performance has to do with the applications where the data resides that GuruNet uses to perform its search.

Regardless of these slight glitches, we agree that this product is novel and likely to improve over time. Therefore, we recommend it to our customers.

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