Earthlink Taps X1 For Search Tool

Earthlink has quietly unveiled a new real time email search tool that subscribers can download from its web site. According to a report by ZDNet, the new tool taps technology from Pasadena-based X1 Technologies, and allows users to search email and attachments instantly. X1 develops a desktop search engine which allows users to search for email and attachments, as well as local files, by typing in keywords. The company recently inked a deal with Yahoo to provide a desktop-based search tool, as rival Google and others extend their footprint to desktop search.