MC Hammer to launch search engine called WireDoo

Shawn Knight

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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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Blkm0nk3y92

Posts: 70   +2
Really stupid...
Google is enough as it is, getting Bing was pointless, does the same thing. And theres Yahoo. Why would you try this.
 
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Guest

So basically like WolframAlpha but with drill-down capability instead of on the same page?
 

Vrmithrax

Posts: 1,559   +607
"Can't search this" dum da da dum, da dum, da dum "Can't search this"

Yep, I can see the advertising now
 

Sarcasm

Posts: 381   +48
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.
 

MilwaukeeMike

Posts: 3,213   +1,462
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.
 

mattfrompa

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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.
 

tehbanz

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mattfrompa said:
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.
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?
 
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RH00D

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.
 

Kibaruk

Posts: 3,836   +1,183
Can't touch this...

Wasnt he dead or something?

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

PinothyJ

Posts: 491   +39
blkm0nk3y92 said:
Really stupid...
Google is enough as it is, getting Bing was pointless, does the same thing. And theres Yahoo. Why would you try this.
Yahoo! and Bing are exactly the same, search wise…
 
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Jibberish18

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

Mizzou

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