Out of Beta

Apr 12, 2005 • 9:19 am | comments (1) by | Filed Under Shopping Search Engines

Yesterday I received an email from Michael Yang, in bulk, saying, "We are opening our site to the general public." is a search engine vertical focusing on the shopping niche. They have received some good PR in the past, so a lot is expected of them.

Here is the full email, for some reason, the email had a blank subject. To me that seems unprofessional.

Dear Beta Testers,
On behalf of everyone at Become, I would like to thank you for using Your feedback has been invaluable to us as we continue to improve our service. Many of you made suggestions that led directly to new features, such as our recently launched spellchecking technology. Other suggestions are influencing current development. Thank you!
Starting today, you can use without having to login.. We are opening our site to the general public with the world's largest shopping index of 3.2 billion web pages from over 40 million web sites. We have many new services in development and will continue to roll out new features in the future. If you would like to stay up to date on our progress, please sign up for our Email Updates service at Otherwise, this will be our last communication with you as a registered user.
Thank you for your interest and support of

Warmest regards,
Michael Yang
Founder, President & CEO
Become, Inc.

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