Blogged Live from DEMOfall by Alex Iskold
Retrevo launched a public beta of a new vertical search engine for consumer electronics. This is one of the better examples of vertical search that I have seen so far. Retrievo offers a simple search box and then organizes the results into several categories. The Top results section has the most likely matches. Manufacturer information contains an impressive collection of user manuals. There are also sections for gadget reviews, blogs and forums.This morning at DEMO
The user interface is intelligent and helps you navigate quickly through the wealth of information. The system also allows you to share the search results via email to anyone - and they are guaranteed to see exactly the same page as you saw. The most impressive thing to me is the integration with user manuals. This difficult to find information is indexed and made readily available with Retrievo. The site is now in public beta, check it out for yourself and let us know what you think.