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Hakia Demo Review
Hakia was one of the presenters at the September NY Tech Meetup. They presented their new "scoop bar" which is a way to get content from a Web page and save it to a local file. Frankly I didn't get a full understanding of what this option in Hakia does but here is my attempt at an explanation. It appears that you do a search on Hakia, it provides results with the search query highlighted. Click the query and you jump to the Web page and the term is highlighted as well. Then you can click the scoop button on your browser (it's an add-on) and it asks you how much content from that page you want to save. Click save and it saves the selected text as a file on your hard drive. There were some questions around why it saves to the hard drive and not online. My question would be "what happens if the page changes" – for example, let's say it was a math equation (pi = 3.414x) and it changed, this document would not be updated and now you are left with a problem. If they offered an online repository that saved the content and then kept pinging for updates, that would be a better option. Could be a great researcher tool.
Check out the video of the demo below (you will note the person who let their phone ring!):