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SDForum SearchSIG – “Product Search” – Tuesday Feb. 13, 2007 – 6:30 PM at Yahoo! with Yahoo! Shopping, Shopzilla, TheFind, DottedPair

January 30, 2007

So it’s all set. The next SearchSIG will be on product search. The panel will have representatives from Yahoo! Shopping, Shopzilla, TheFind, and DottedPair. It will be moderated by Brian Smith of

Expect a lively discussion on the future of product search, monetization, user experience, and technology. Yes, I said lively. These guys all have a different approach to guiding customers to and through their site to find the right product at the right price.

Product search engines were the first true vertical search applications. Anyone interested in vertical search, e-commerce, feed management, and advanced search user experiences should check this out.

When: February 13, 2007

Time: 6:30 (registration) 7:00 (presentation)

Where: Yahoo! Main Campus, 701 First Ave. Sunnyvale Classrooms 4 & 5 in Building C

Register today!

Feel free to comment below or send me an email if you have suggested questions or topics that you’d like to cover.

beach [@]


Photos & Summary from “Search Different” meeting

January 11, 2006

wow. we had a great event last night, with over 200 people attending to hear presentations by the founders of,,, and, moderated by blogger/analyst extraordinaire Charlene Li. (& many thanks to those patient enough not to kill us while we sent for extra pizza!)

here are some links to photos & blog posts from the meeting:

(update: Thomas Hawk’s meeting summary is excellent, as are his pictures)
Search SIG January 2006

Joshua Schacter says:

Mmm… i’m digging the taste of these new tags —
makes me want to wink at the whole kaboodle of them!

tags: sdforum searchsig digg wink kaboodle charleneli

Quick write-ups on the Audio Seach session

September 30, 2005

This first session was a great success (not that we want to toot outr own horn). Besides a few logistics problems (such a the stack of pizza disappearing in an unbelievable time), our first meeting was a success. We had a great line-up of experts, interesting discussions, and a great audience – which we hope to see again every month.

A number of great posts have been written by some of our attendees: Mike Rowehl, Elisa Camahort (with a bonus), Ho John Lee, Tara Hunt and Dorrian Porter.

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   John Furrier and Doug             A great audience       
  Kaye preparing the gear                             

    Ev Williams, David Marks
Doug Kaye, Eric Rice, Jeff Karnes