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Digging Up Data on the Net

Boot Camp feature for Monday, July 19, 1999

Digging up data on the net. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bootcamp, a report on computers and technology. Whether you're shopping online, playing the market, or trying to find out who hit the most home runs in the National League in 1962, what you are looking for is data. And finding the information you want is easier through a site called webData.com....

"We have adapted WebData.com to be a complete index of all the online databases. We have over five thousand databases online currently and that's expanding at all times."

Denny Bollay heads Webdata's parent company, Expertelligence. What kinds of information can it help you find? Just about anything...

... "Let me take a wide array. Let's take stock information. You can plug in a stock symbol once and get to over a hundred different databases of information instantaneously without even re-entering the stock symbol. There's one on radio stations. You can find all the radio stations in the country by their call sign, by their call letters or geography. There's lots of medical databases that are very popular these days covering every subject."

WebData is free to use. The site has plans to add World Almanac facts in the near future and down the road, speech recognition. Ask WebData a question...through your PC microphone...and get the answer you need.