I think it’s funny when companies say they are operating in stealth mode, because it is really hard to do. Before this morning I had never heard of Powerset, so I guess they were in stealth mode, but the cat is out of the bag now. Here’s what they say about themselves:
Powerset is leading the next generation of internet search. Powerset is a Silicon Valley startup currently operating in stealth mode. Please check back in the near future for more information about the company and its products.
There are so many blogs covering this company today, it’s ridiculous (and I guess I’m included in that now too). Most of the coverage contains things like “so much better than Google” or similar comments. Is that really such a good idea? I wonder if the company is happy about all the attention or not. They say there’s no such thing as bad press, but when you are getting setup like that? It’s going to be hard to meet expectations.