It’s good to know that there are still some entrepreneurs who are trying out their luck on the monopolized search engine industry. Take the case of iRazoo, a new social search engine that was developed by four entrepreneurs from Houston.
Frustrated of the search results they get from the current search engine giants, the four web entrepreneurs backed with technology backgrounds developed their own social search engine-iRazoo, which is launching today.
iRazoo and so it claims is the “world’s first people-powered, points driven, search engine”. What sets it apart from other social search engine is that it gives users the opportunity to register and earn points everytime they use the iRazoo search engine.
Yeah I know it sounds like Jason Calcanis’ Mahalo, also the world’s first human-powered search engine. But unlike Mahalo, iRazoo does not let its members filter the search results but rather let the members recommend or not recommend a search result.
Ok. From the words of the iRazoo founders, here are the benefits of using the search engine:
- You get excellent search results (we aggregate all the data from the best search engines on the planet!)
- You get to help further refine our excellent search results for others as well as benefit from other’s refined search results
- You get points for each search you perform, each website you recommend/not recommend, and each referral you make
- Best of all, you get to exchange your points for fantastic prizes!
If you have time, and feeling generous enough to help a start up company get some groove, try out iRazoo. You might get some reward for using it, although those rewards are not that great, still it’s still worth the time you spent searching and rating search results.