Delver (Social Search)
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|Type of site||Social search|
|Owner||Sears Holdings Corporation|
|Current status||Online, pre-Beta|
Delver is a web search engine that displays results prioritized based upon the searcher’s social network and community. It works by indexing users’ social connections (the social graph) and their online contributions, and ranking search results by the relation between the searcher and target documents. Such results may include blogs, photos, videos, web pages, articles, reviews and more.
The concept behind Delver was first introduced in DEMO'08 , and an initial public version was launched later that year on July 15th . In November that year, Delver announced integration with Yahoo!'s BOSS search framework .
Delver Communications, the company behind Delver, was founded in 2007 by co-founders Liad Agmon, Avital Yachin and Sagie Davidovitch. Until March 2009, the company was privately held and backed by Carmel Ventures. In March 2009, Sears Holdings Corporation announced that it had purchased Delver, after Delver had announced at the end of January 2009 that it was running out of funds and would shut down in 30 days unless it was sold or was saved some other way.
- ↑ "Delver Comes Out Of Stealth With a New Twist on Social Search" January 28th, 2008, TechCrunch
- ↑ "Delver launches open alpha of its social search engine" on cnet News, July 15th 2008
- ↑ "Delver Alpha Makes Facebook And FriendFeed Searchable Archives", Mashable, July 15th 2008
- ↑ "Yahoo signs up BOSS search partner: Delver" on cnet News, November 4th 2008
- ↑ "Retailer buys ‘social’ search engine" on FT.com, March 11th 2009
- ↑ "Social Search Engine Delver On Death Watch", TechCrunch, January 22nd 2009
- Delver's Website
- Doug Sherrets (2008-01-31). Google’s Marissa Mayer: Social search is the future. VentureBeat. http://venturebeat.com/2008/01/31/googles-marissa-mayer-social-search-is-the-future/.
- Robert L. Mitchell (2008-09-16). Delver Social Dashboard lets you join the conversation. Computerworld blogs. http://blogs.computerworld.com/delver_s_second_act_a_social_network_dashboard.