Norwegians Speed up Mobile Internet Access

Norwegian company bMenu has launched a mobile portal called bMenu.mobi, which uses its own technology to pare down the navigation of Web sites to just an iPod-like hierarchical menu, it said on Monday March 9. The goal is to speed up downloads and reduce data downloads, according to the company.

The company has spent about three years developing a system called Automatic Menu Generator, which has been patented, according to bMenu CEO Bjørn Holte.

Automatic Menu Generator is a smart crawler that uses artificial learning to find the structure of the menus on the site, according to Holte. It can index a new site in approximately two seconds, and when it is done analyzing the page it produces a new menu file that can be shown on, for example, a mobile phone, he said.

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