Northern Light to Continue Shining


NorthernLight, the search engine popular among researchers, which was sold to divine in 2002, has been saved by its former CEO David Seuss. In divine’s bankruptcy auction a few weeks ago, various parties picked up its subsidiaries at bargain-basement prices, and NL was picked up by Seuss.

“We are pleased to announce that we have escaped and are an independent company once again,” according to a note on its site.

On its public search engine, a major Northern Light innovation was indexing paid content along with free content, allowing users pay-per-view access to content they otherwise would not find on the Web. The idea, which was ahead of its time, is still a very powerful concept that is likely to re-appear.

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