updated 02:00 pm EDT, Mon June 28, 2004
Karelia sells Watson
Karelia Software has announced that it is behind its popular Watson utility to a "large [unnamed] company." Karelia will no longer support Watson after October 5, 2004 when Watson reaches it's "End of Life." The future of the search utility is nor clear. ""A large company has made an agreement with Karelia Software for the technology in Watson. Unfortunately, we cannot disclose the terms of the agreement (hence the lack of the company's name here, just to keep the lawyers happy). If you are at the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco, you can see demonstrations of this technology at the Java Pavilion. No formal announcement by this company of any committed product has been made as of this writing."