Fast Search & Transfer
FAST develops enterprise search technologies and solutions that are behind the scenes at the world’s best known companies with the most demanding search problems. FAST’s enterprise search platform (FAST ESP) elevates the search capabilities of enterprise customers and connects people to the relevant information they seek regardless of medium.
FAST’s solutions are used by more than 2,600 global customers and partners, including America Online (AOL), Cardinal Health, CareerBuilder.com, CIGNA, CNET, Dell, Factiva, Fidelity Investments, Findexa, IBM, Knight Ridder, LexisNexis, Overture, Rakuten, Reed Elsevier, Reuters, Sensis, Stellent, Tenet Healthcare, Thomas Industrial Networks, T-Online, US Army, Virgilio (Telecom Italia), Vodafone, and Wanadoo.
Microsoft bids $1.2B for Fast Search and Transfer (infoworld.com) 
Fast Search buys "recommendation" technology company, AgentArts (venturebeat.com)