Kosmix launched a new beta-ish version today. Check out this post explaining what's new in the beta version: "Kosmix goes betaish".

We also announced $20 million funding from Time-warner and others: "Kosmix adds rocketfuel".

How is Kosmix different from a search engine? Search engines treat web as a collection of documents. In contrast, we treat web as a collection of applications, and bring together the best of the web applications relevant to the given query on one page, and present them in a two dimensional layout. Our categorization technology helps in figuring out the category of the query, and picking the best applications. Check out a few examples: Simpsons, San Francisco, Diabetes, Acura TSX.

Check out Anand's blog for more details.