An ebay auction listing says that jux2, rated best meta search engine in 2005 by Search Engine Watch, is up for sale in a no reserve auction.
Jux2 is a Metasearch Engine that combines data from Google, Yahoo, and Ask Jeeves to determine the best overall search results. A metasearch engine is a search engine that allow susers to enter their search criteria only one time and access several search engines simultaneously.
Jux2 is based on the principle that leading search engines are much more different than people think, and typically have fewer than 3.5 of their top 10 results in common. By using only one search engine, you are likely missing very relevant results. It allows you to see what your usual search engine is missing or has that others dont. and uses clever grouping algorithms to keep duplicate URLs from cluttering results. The “Extra cool mode button” will automatically run a “What’s Missing?” search on jux2, thus showing you unique, unduplicated results from other search engines that your search engine is missing.
Why is it on sale?
“We felt honored to receive critical acclaim and favorable reviews from many power searchers. To do justice to the opportunity ahead of jux2 would take more time than any of us has right now. So, were hoping this auction will put jux2 into the hands of someone who can take it to the next level.”
The current highest ebay auction bid is $27500 and still 2 days to go. If you know successful ebay auction tricks, have the money and the technology to develop this search tool further, this ebay auction is for you.