Before entering the holidays, one may wish that the news we get everyday were somehow customized to our interests. For example, “I am not really interested in Baseball, or I like Jazz news to appear in my first glance view, or I need to monitor emerging progress about synthetic insulin, or…” People can have variety of first-grade interests, but they have to collect these information from different places everyday, or through clicking bunch of links. Why not have my own newspaper where every column is about my selected interest, laid out in the way I want?
We built my.hakia.com, which does exactly what is described above. A screenshot is shown below.
The screenshot above tells the whole story except one important differentiator.
Semantic technology of hakia allows high-level of precision compared to any other similar platform. This enables the user to park highly specific questions against the emerging news. Therefore, my.hakia.com can be considered as “intelligence gathering dashboard”. Let us tell you how.
If you search Google news for Obama’s strategy for the new team, you will see that the results are mostly irrelevant. Try to create a Google alert for this query and see the results for yourself on a continuous basis.
The same search at hakia for Obama’s strategy for the new team produces dead-on results. This is because semantic technology does not need “link referrals” to pull relevant results unlike Google-esque search engines. For dynamic content like news, there is no time to collect “Link-referral” statistics and that is why Google-esque search engines fail beyond simple triggers. Try the same query at Yahoo, it displays the same confusion.
This fundamental differentiation is a valuable asset for my.hakia.com users because they will be getting precise results for specific interests that they cannot get it anywhere else. Some ideal cases are outlined below;
- Monitor your business competitors
- Get information on latest progress in the treatment of diseases
- Keep an eye on your favorite artists by activity (like album releases)
- Stay in touch with particular economic developments (such as in real estate in your city)
Try my.hakia.com, and tell us if we have met your expectations.