One way to ensure your new human-powered search engine is a success is to give it a Hawaiian name. It worked for Jimmy Wales – Wikipedia is a huge success and “Wiki wiki” is Hawaiian for “quick” – and it could work for Jason Calacanis’ new search engine, Mahalo.com (Hawaiian for thank you).
The site has just launched in “alpha”, and Calacanis is quick to let us know what exactly that means…
Mahalo.com is in ALPHA–that means not ready for users, but looking for feedback.
Calacanis’ business buddy, Michael Arrington, has a comprehensive write-up on Mahalo (he’s not invested, but working with Jason on another project).