Better IM Search
News.com writes about Kozoru:
The premise behind Kozoru’s BYOMS (build your own mobile search) technology is that consumers looking for something while in instant messenger want to act on the information: find out the latest weather forecast, settle a bar bet over when Teddy Roosevelt was first elected or read a news story someone on the train just mentioned.
A user’s different BYOMSes are listed as buddies in their messaging client and each BYOMS can contain a distinct list of search sites. Thus, the “News” buddy will search only on selected news sites while “Impulse Buys” will list shopping sites.