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Surf Canyon

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Type  Private
Number of employees  4
Founded  2006
Industry  Computer software
Founder  Mark Cramer, Mike Wertheim
Headquarters  San Francisco, California, United States

Surf Canyon is a small computer software company founded and located in San Francisco, California. Both their extension and search site use implicit relevance feedback in real time to personalize searches, especially targeting those with specific objectives or where timeliness is a factor. In the case of the extension, those searches can be on Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and Craigslist. According to a review in the Japanese edition of Lifehacker the extension also provides relevance feedback in languages other than English, using diverse character sets. The company's blog also claims to support Russian.


Surf canyon improving your search

Third-party recognition

In 2010, the Surf Canyon website won the Reader's Choice Award for Best Search Engine with 48% of the vote, compared to Google's 34% second-place. The company's technology and published research have been cited several times in academic works dealing with dynamic approaches to search.


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