Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has come up with a $20 Million investment in You.com. Founded by Richard Socher nearly a year ago, aptly named You.com which is now in the Beta stage is a new search engine amidst the Google world of things. Powered by AI, the You.com search engine from the get-go implements privacy at its core for a great user experience.
Ad targeting is not part of the agenda here. So, it’s completely ad-free at least for now. And so, user data collection is not part of You.com’s game.
TIME Ventures is leading the $20M Series A of @RichardSocher’s exciting new company https://t.co/mpagQsaiLl. I am greateful to my friend @jimihendrixlive for joining me on the adventure. Richard is the former head of research at salesforce and I’m thrilled to support him. ❤️
— Marc Benioff (@Benioff) November 9, 2021
You just install the You.com Chrome/browser extension as instructed and you’re good to go.
Content is presented to the user in a useful and actionable manner. All content that is searched is laid out in an intuitive setup with information from various consolidated in one central place. This ensures the user gets to his/her query as fast as possible.
Now one may wonder and ask “why You.com over the best search engine out there I.e. Google? The answer to this might be a bit over the tops, however considering the promises here, we couldn’t agree more. As in, You.com brings in a fresh search experience with what the You.com founder claims to be “click trust” as opposed to “clickbait”. Basically means that the search engine aims to bring in as many relevant and quality results to the user.
The screenshot below details how You.com employs AI to bring in the apt search results from sources a user expects, in a cinch.
Moreover, You.com tries to eliminate the need of opening multiple tabs by summarizing results from sources that the user wants at the moment in a single instance and also defining and detailing them by using the power of AI. The results are all displayed in a neat grid format to provide an uncluttered experience.
You.com is something fresh out of the lot considering Google’s targeting of its user’s private information to bring personalized experience with its search engine and the controversial antitrust debacle all over the place.
Now, can You.com dethrone the Google search engine altogether? Not really all that possible as over 90% of the web is searched through the latter. But hey, as they say, “anything can happen”, right?
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