Kosmix part II – Search or Browse?
Since the initial review of Kosmix, a lot has changed. The search interface has grown, the search parameters have grown and the way the results are returned to you has grown. In short, Kosmix is a startup founded by Venky Harinarayan and his business partner Anand Rajaraman back in 2005. Before Kosmix , Anand and Venky created Junglee the world’s first ecommerce search engine that was ultimately acquired by Amazon.com to the tune of $250 million.
The search is built to provide an experience that allows the user to browse the web for information helping them to learn a specific topic. Searching with Google or a traditional search engine, according to Kosmix provides answers to questions and links to pages that you already know exist. Kosmix claims to be different providing search results that allow you to explore topics of interest and information that is surrounding your search that you may not be aware of. This is accomplished through deep queries that categorize your search in an effort to learn and interpret what you are searching.
The short video review looks at Kosmix from a sourcing and recruiting perspective. The tool was not developed for recruiters but I think it could be useful to add in the mix. (no pun intended)
By Noel Cocca
CEO/Founder RecruitingDaily and avid skier, coach and avid father of two trying to keep up with my altruistic wife. Producing at the sweet spot talent acquisition to create great content for the living breathing human beings in recruiting and hiring. I try to ease the biggest to smallest problems from start-ups to enterprise. Founder of RecruitingDaily and our merry band of rabble-rousers.
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