New people search engine:

logo_large will be launched in a beta version on Monday at the web 2.0 conference. It’s not often we hear about a startup’s venture financing before we see the product, but that is the case with Spock, located in Silicon Valley.

What is so exiting about

Spock performs a unique function that is well outside the range of capabilities of current search engines. It’s got a fabulous interface for harvesting user contribution to improve its results. This is definitely a site that will get better as more people use it – again one of Tim o`Reilly`s key tests for Web 2.0. It also illustrates the heart of a new development paradigm: using programs to populate a database, and people to improve it.

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