Business 2.0 writes:
At the dawn of the new century, the toddler known as Google had about 1.5 billion webpages in its index, a manageable enough size to satisfy the curious with its accurate results.
In the six years since, Google’s search index has grown to include an estimated 8 billion pages, and there are no signs of a slowdown. Obviously, with so many pages to sift through, finding exactly what someone’s looking for on the Web is far from an easy task, even for Google
Sites like Mobissimo are following the path of the leader, Google, and are flying high as a result.
That’s why vertical-search-engine startups, each focusing on a narrow slice of the Web, are sprouting up like mushrooms after a fresh monsoon shower.