TechCrunch: Atlas Informatics calls it quits after less than a year. “Atlas Informatics, whose Atlas Recall promised an intuitive and powerful way to index all your information across many services, is shutting down less than a year after launch. There will be no long sunset period: all user data will be deleted next Friday, the 27th.” The company had raised $20.7 million last November. I guess that’s a regular burn rate in high techsville, but wow.
A new search engine promises to help you find everything you’ve ever looked at on your computer. “Our brains often forget where we saw something among the countless tabs and documents on our computers each day. To make it easier to find things, Seattle-based Atlas Informatics launched Atlas Recall, which lets you search for anything you’ve ever looked at on your computer. Atlas Informatics founder and CEO Jordan Ritter calls the software ‘a photographic memory for your digital life.’ In a demonstration to CNNMoney, that proved to be a fairly accurate assessment.” This looks like a privacy nightmare as the data is saved on Atlas Informatics’ computers.
Reader DA dropped me a note about Fetching ( http://fetching.io/ ), a plugin that lets you save and search your own personal browsing history. “Fetching is a new kind of bookmarking app. It keeps track of all the web pages you visit so you can easily re-find them later. It’s like your own personal Google — a search engine for all the web pages you’ve seen.”