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NY-based Dorthy (pronounced Dorothy) has announced the hire of About.com co-founder Jim Anderson as CTO. The company noted that Anderson has experience with artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and machine learning technologies.
Earlier this month, Dorthy founder and COO Jordan English Gross took me through the site. He asked me not to write about it yet and, as always, I’ve honored his request. The company describes the service as, "a new destination site that delivers the best content, communications, and connections around whatever you dream. The site reverses the search by filtering and focusing all the stuff available around your interests providing targeted information based on your distinct ideals and philosophies." I would say it’s an interesting take on search. I will have a full review once permitted.
Gillian Reagan at the NY Observer posted a lengthy interview with Gross late in 2008 and has more information about the company including their $3 million venture capital funding. Reagan notes that Anderson was formerly on the Board of Directors of Dorthy.