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  John Battelle's Searchblog: Why Topix Is Different: Toward A Sustainable Model For Net Media Companies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Topix then builds more than 150,000 topic- and location-specific pages, pages that live comfortably between the great gunky mass of search results, on the one hand, and the impersonal morass of most news sites on the other.
Topix is not interested in every web result that might be rendered for a search “news kentfield,” for example.
Topix also creates pages by subject; Skrenta argues that in fact many of their industry-related pages - Wireless, for example, or Search Engines, are among the best sources of business information in the free web.
battellemedia.com /archives/000515.php   (1882 words)

 TOPIX - A Program to Calculate Structural Descriptors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
TOPIX is a program for the calculation of structural descriptors.
TOPIX calculates about 130 topological and structural descriptors, which can be selected individually.
The full version of TOPIX is available directly from the authors for Euro 249 (Euro 99 for students and faculty members).
www.lohninger.com /topix.html   (160 words)

 SiliconBeat: NY Times cozies up with Topix
Topix relies on publishers for content, and publishers benefit from the traffic Topix drives to their Web sites.
Topix will give ''featured placement'' to Times headlines in 80 of the site's 150,000 categories, such as world news, U.S. news or Bronx news.
For better or worse, sites such as Topix and Google News are known for having little or no human intervention in their story placement and search result rankings.
siliconbeat.com /entries/2005/02/02/ny_times_cozies_up_with_topix.html   (537 words)

 Blender: news: TOPIXCLOTH
After looking at the work Tatsuya did on his original port of the Topix cloth simulator to blender, I was impressed by its capabilities and Tatsuya's ability to get it to work with blender.
The originally released Topix source code is clearly marked as being released under GPL 2 or later.
Topix refused to reply to my inquiries to receive that permission and shortly after I initiated contact with them, they took down the page that was distributing the code.
www.ne.jp /asahi/viz/max/topix/Topix.html   (1436 words)

 TopixWEB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Well there you have it; in a few seconds you will be able to read the complete "life"-story of Topix.
If you still have any doubts about the complete legality of this programmers group or think we are mentally ill or unstable we suggest that you take this website to your nearest police station and calmly explain the situation.
This should result in your premature departure from society and land you, within only a couple of hours, in the nearest mental institution, where they will happily listen to your confusing talk about an underground resistance group called Topix, who are now programming on the Archimedes.
www.dse.nl /~topix   (154 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Topix is a news aggregator—it gathers news from various sources on virtually any topic.
While Topix won’t talk about the size of the investment, Tribune’s SEC filings reveal an investment of $16 million.
The success of Topix also represents the fruit of a fascination with search that began long before search was cool.
www.redherring.com /Article.aspx?a=12979&hed=Topix+Search+Storms+News   (1160 words)

 Micro Persuasion: Topix.net CEO Rich Skrenta on How Blogs Amplify Traditional PR
Prior to joining Topix, Rich held a variety of senior roles at Netscape/America Online, including including Director of Engineering for Netscape Search, AOL Music, and AOL Shopping.
By the way, Topix has a great page to keep up with PR industry news.
Topix is applying search engine and AI algorithms to the discovery and delivery of news.
steverubel.typepad.com /micropersuasion/2004/04/topixnet_ceo_ri.html   (1356 words)

 Forbes.com: Tokyo bourse wants TOPIX to reflect traded shares   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Despite the recent efforts of banks to offload shares in their borrowers, to shield themselves from market fluctuations, the number of Japanese shares freely floating on the market is low in proportion to the number listed on the bourse, on which the TSE currently bases the index.
But the planned conversion of the TOPIX could itself have a major impact on stock prices, since many domestic pension funds build their portfolios to track the index.
Unlike the Nikkei average <.N225>, which is basically a price average of a sample of 225 blue-chip issues, the TOPIX is the aggregate value of all the first section issues relative to their value on the base date of January 4, 1968.
www.forbes.com /markets/newswire/2004/01/15/rtr1212191.html   (795 words)

 SiliconBeat: Newspaper companies take majority stake in Topix.net
The Topix founders hold the remaining 25 percent.
Topix Chief Executive Rich Skrenta said users should not notice any significant changes at the site, and Topix won't begin favoring news stories from the three newspaper companies.
Topix offers the newspaper companies a new distribution channel for advertising as well as a way to drive more traffic to the CareerBuilder, Cars.com and ShopLocal ad sites.
www.siliconbeat.com /entries/2005/03/22/newspaper_companies_take_majority_stake_in_topixnet.html   (831 words)

 Softimage::Community::Magazine::Customer Stories
Toronto’s TOPIX, for instance, have been creating top-quality work since 1987 and with names such as David Bowie, Atom Egoyan, The Tragically Hip and The Barenaked Ladies.
Before they could get to work with the really big star, however, TOPIX would have to prove their mettle against a whole host of competitors from all over the world.
As the only Canadian company in the shoot-out, TOPIX brought a decidedly north-of-the-border sense of humor to the relatively simple project.
www.softimage.com /Community/Xsi/Mag/Cs/Volume_2/Issue_8/4.htm   (759 words)

 Topix.net Weblog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
There's been a lot of talk about whether bloggers are journalists.
Others are doing a great job of providing relevant keyword search against blogs.
Some topix channels where bloggers really add to the experience:
blog.topix.net   (1205 words)

 Topix at SkinStore.com
For over two decades, Topix Pharmaceuticals has provided physicians and their patients with the highest quality skin care options.
Topix strives to advance the science behind healthy, beautiful skin.
Topix Replenix Fortified Exfoliation System with Replenix Serum CF A 3-step system for cleaner, smoother, healthier skin —
www.skinstore.com /store/category.asp?catID=2954   (264 words)

 Technorati Tag: Topix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A piece of news from Topix, that they are adding blogs to their mix.
It's an interesting topic, as they do not ask if blogs are news, but if all blog...
Topix Now Searches and Sorts Blog Posts by Ca...
www.technorati.com /tag/Topix   (626 words)

 TOPIX Total Return Indices
TOPIX is one of the most widely-used benchmarks for the Japanese equity market.
The TOPIX database on FactSet provides underlying information used for the calculation of TOPIX and its sub-indices.
Fully Integrated Data: TOPIX data is integrated throughout the FactSet system, allowing users to create custom reports that combine TOPIX constituent level data with data from any of FactSet’s other databases.
www.factset.com /www_74.asp   (224 words)

 ongoing · Topix
I got email from Rich Skrenta asking me to take a look at Topix and maybe write a word or two about it.
I have immense, huge respect for Rich, since he was the main man in cooking up Dmoz, and it had the potential to turn the Web inside out before AOL bought and pissed in it (Disclosure: I got fired as a dmoz editor for attitude problems).
Topix hasn’t yet earned a spot in my visit-every-day list, which is pretty damn short since RSS came along...
www.tbray.org /ongoing/When/200x/2004/02/23/Topix   (301 words)

 Geeking with Greg: Topix.net acquired!
Topix has hundreds of thousands of categories including narrow categories like nanotechnology and small little towns like Sequim, WA.
While it may be a little surprising to see newspapers making this deal, mainstream newspapers have been struggling mightily to deal with online news.
Finally, Topix has developed some expertise in targeting advertising to news -- something newspapers desperately need -- and Topix can transfer those skills to its new partners.
glinden.blogspot.com /2005/03/topixnet-acquired.html   (320 words)

 USATODAY.com - Gannett, Knight Ridder, Tribune invest in Topix.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Topix launched its site just over a year ago, but has 1.4 million monthly users as of February, according to comScore Media Metrix, which measures Internet traffic.
Topix remains a small company, with just nine employees working above a trophy shop in Palo Alto, Calif. According to its CEO and co-founder Rich Skrenta, Topix became profitable this past December and has about $1 million in annual revenue, mostly from advertising.
As part of their arrangement with Topix, they will also add links to Topix on their own newspapers' Web sites, and allow Topix to sell online advertising from their sites, Skrenta said.
www.usatoday.com /tech/news/2005-03-23-topix_x.htm   (713 words)

 Tony Gentile | buzzhit! blog: Knight Ridder, Gannett, and Tribune buy Topix.net
The JV structure is the same approach these three Newspaper Co's already use to share ownership and operate CareerBuilder, ShopLocal, and Classified Ventures, which includes Cars.com, Apartments.com and Homescape.
Topix's algorithmic manipulation and analysis of the corpus can be used in an unimaginable number of ways; I suspect, like me, you can immediately think of a few lucrative ones (Topix's noted ability to improve Contextual Advertising yield is down the path)...
Topix is already part of the local search ecosystem of folks like AOL, CitySearch, Ask Jeeves, The NY Times, My Yahoo...
www.buzzhit.com /2005/03/knight-ridder-gannett-and-tribune-buy.html   (1108 words)

 Topix Upgrades News, Adds Email Alerts
Topix.net, one of the most useful news aggregators and search tools on the open web, has enhanced its service with a number of new features.
Topix is now crawling more than 7000 sources (primarily but not exclusively U.S. publications) and offering more than 150,000 "topically based" pages.
Factors influencing relevancy include prominence of an event, timeliness of individual news stories) and something Topix calls "magnitude" -- the prominence of a story both in its topic area and in the overall mix of current news).
www.searchenginewatch.com /searchday/article.php/3388931   (534 words)

 Micro Persuasion: Topix.net Signs CooperKatz
You can read the full scoop on the PRWeek.com site if you’re curious about who Topix is and what they do.
If you haven’t used Topix, definitely add it to your toolkit.They have an incredible business and a super-smart team headed by Rich, a Netscape veteran.
Needless to say, we are very enthusiastic about Topix and their prospects.
www.micropersuasion.com /2004/12/topixnet_signs_.html   (530 words)

 Topix Products at LovelySkin.com
Topix - Gly 5% / Sal 2% Pads
Topix - Glycolix Elite Moisturizing Cleanser - 10%
Topix - Glycolix Elite Body Lotion - 15%
www.lovelyskin.com /products.asp?manufacturer_id=37   (160 words)

 TECHNOSPONGE: Topix.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
If you use RSS feeds, you're going to love Topix.net, one of the best aggregators I've come across.
Topix.net is calling itself "the largest publisher of non-weblog RSS on the net." It was put together by the folks who created the Open Directory Project, which now provides content for many major search engines.
Topix will be a major new player in the news aggregation game.
www.technosponge.com /archives/site_of_the_day/2004/topixnet.html   (124 words)

 Bloomberg.com: Asia
The Topix dropped 14.14, or 1 percent, to 1480.42 at the 3 p.m.
Banks, insurers and brokerages have been among the Topix's best industry performers since August, when reports showed growth in the economy started to accelerate and Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi called an election that handed his party more than two- thirds of the seats in the lower house of parliament.
Some 2.23 trillion yen in shares in the Topix changed hands, 52 percent more than the three-month daily average.
quote.bloomberg.com /apps/news?pid=10000080&sid=a0PtzV4RtO9w   (774 words)

 Tony Gentile | buzzhit! blog: Topix Valuation Conundrum
Questions around the valuation that Topix received continue to swirl in the absence of hard data.
Jeff Clavier takes a smart look at the "facts" we do have, and speculates on the meaning of the deal (and valuation) vis-a-vis the venture capital community.
It's also nice for the Topix crew, as it gets them working capital now, upside down the line (without an additional exit event) and clarifies upfront what resources the papers will commit to helping Topix succeed.
www.buzzhit.com /2005/03/topix-valuation-conundrum.html   (248 words)

 Article - Topix.net - world’s largest news Website - launches with 150K categories - A conversation with CEO Rich ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
But to get the full experience of Topix, you have to click around and experience the full breadth by viewing the internal parts of the site.
A story we recently saw said, “Dot-com survivors have aged like fine bordeaux.” Now this is a reference to a style of wine and we have a wine page in Topix, but it’s not a wine story.
It was a very successful project, but we sort of took the opposite tact with Topix.net.
www.webtalkguys.com /041004.shtml   (1638 words)

 Topix net Takes Local Search a Step Further
Topix net Takes Local Search a Step Further
Striving to become a leader in localization, the site features news stories derived from 3,600 online sources and offers local stories for every United States zip code - although not all categories are up-to-date yet.
The potential appeal of Topix stretches beyond users to the advertising industry, where businesses can target and reach demographics by location, profession, or interests.
www.advertisingday.com /advertisingday-1-20040309TopixnetTakesLocalSearchaStepFurther.html   (252 words)

 Nick's NTN Game Info
Topix History - 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
Products and companies referred to herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders.
lnridge.net /ntn/topix03.htm   (49 words)

 Forbes.com: Japan's TOPIX marks 16-month high, brokers climb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
TOKYO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Japan's TOPIX index rose to a fresh 16-month high by midsession on Friday as investors bought brokers such as Mitsubishi Securities, believing the market's rally would continue with Wall Street solid and corporate profits strong.
Nippon Electric Glass <5214.T> and other makers of materials for liquid crystal displays (LCDs) were also rallying after South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co <005930.KS> said it was positively considering an alliance with Sony Corp <6758.T> in LCDs.
The TOPIX index <.TOPX> of all first-section issues ended the morning up 0.46 percent at 1,095.92 after hitting an intraday 16-month high of 1,100.80.
www.forbes.com /markets/newswire/2003/10/16/rtr1112829.html   (817 words)

 Newspapers Buy Topix.net | Threadwatch.org
Rich Skrenta reports that 75% of his Topix.net has been sold to three newspaper groups.
Topix has been a hot property for some time, and news of the deal whilst surprising, makes an awful lot of sense, particulary from the point of view of a very scared newspaper industry...
Three Newspaper Publishers Acquire 75% of Topix net
www.threadwatch.org /node/2007   (335 words)

 Susan Mernit's Blog: Topix.net to be acquired by newspaper J-V
Knight Ridder, in partnership with the Tribune Media Company and Gannett, has acquired 75% of Topix.net for an undisclosed amount.
I spoke with Rich Skrenta, Topix CEO and founder, and he told me that the deal would allow Topix to remain as an independent entity based in the Valley--and deploy their skills across the KRD-Trib-Gannett platform.
If Topix.net's talent is to aggregate and categorize local feeds, then these newspapers are both prime content for Topix and a potential platform for a new targeted local business--not a bad plan.
susanmernit.blogspot.com /2005/03/topixnet-to-be-acquired-by-newspaper-j.html   (347 words)

 John Battelle's Searchblog: News: Topix Beds The Newspapers...
Rich Skrenta, CEO of Topix, which I wrote of glowingly here, called me earlier today to break the news: His company is selling a 75% stake to three major newspaper businesses: Gannett, Knight Ridder, and the Tribune Company.
None of the new companies will have the ability to control the company, and this alone says volumes about how Web 2.0 is terrifying the newspaper industry.
Meanwhile, the Topix release is in extended entry.
battellemedia.com /archives/001343.php   (1077 words)

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