MC Hammer to launch search engine called WireDoo

By Shawn Knight · 26 replies
Oct 21, 2011
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  1. Former rapper MC Hammer is planning to launch a search engine that he believes will rival Google and Bing. WireDoo was announced at O’Reilly Media’s Web 2.0 summit in San…

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  2. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Turn this mutha out...
  3. Blkm0nk3y92

    Blkm0nk3y92 TS Member Posts: 69

    Really stupid...
    Google is enough as it is, getting Bing was pointless, does the same thing. And theres Yahoo. Why would you try this.
  4. So basically like WolframAlpha but with drill-down capability instead of on the same page?
  5. cuz he is Hammer
  6. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    "Can't search this" dum da da dum, da dum, da dum "Can't search this"

    Yep, I can see the advertising now
  7. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 367   +46

    Is it me or is this is pretty random?

    He's actually lives in the same town as I do. Maybe I should knock on his door.
  8. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    Actually... google is pretty limited. It's why facebook wants to get into the act. Searches aren't personal, and google really only excels at research related things.

    I just typed 'What's going on in milwaukee tonight' into google, and I got some good answers, except 3 of the first 5 hits weren't even pages from 2011.

    Do I think MC Hammer will be better? Well... at the start of the story is 'Sold 50 million records' and 'Filed for Bankruptcy' so no... I don't think he'll pull this off.
  9. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 553   +57

    Is there something I'm missing or is "wiredoo" a really bad name? Also, agreed that this is random and very likely to fail/slip into obscurity.
  10. SammyJames

    SammyJames TS Enthusiast Posts: 167

    What time IS it...?!

    It's HAMMER time...

    ...time to get hammered.
  11. tehbanz

    tehbanz TS Enthusiast Posts: 183   +10

    I think it's a horrendous name, I would like to see the thought behind the name. All that comes to mind is ****, and that's not what you want for your huge launch project, is it?
  12. LMFAO

    This will without doubt be an Epic Fail
  13. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Won't touch this.
  14. Why so much hate? Is it because of who you think he is?

    The underlying concept of the search engine is extremely useful, especially in research scenarios.
  15. image...lacking...needed to not fail
  16. AlienOverlord

    AlienOverlord TS Rookie Posts: 27

    I've never understood Hammer time...or how it differs from regular time.
  17. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    Watch out Google and Microsoft, it's Hammer Time!!
  18. g4mer

    g4mer TS Maniac Posts: 310

    They hatin' cause he's black.
  19. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    Can't touch this...

    Wasnt he dead or something?

    I remember a friend having a cassette of this dude...
  20. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,265   +436

    This may not be an epic fail but it will fail!
  21. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    At least he has experience filing for bankruptcy, that might come in handy ;)
  22. ITPro99

    ITPro99 TS Rookie

    Anything is possible in this world..if Microsoft, Apple and Google can reach to the top. WireDoo also can, as long they got a plan and better features to offer to the world they will be alright. After-all Tech is expanding so why not..Don't hate just because he was a rapper and he is black...
  23. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 460   +22

    Yahoo! and Bing are exactly the same, search wise…
  24. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    I use Bing mostly nowadays but if Hammer could make a good search engine I'd use that too.
  25. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    Why not give it a shot, here's the link to sign up for WireDoo beta.

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