Are Cisco putting Search into the Network?

Can someone cleverer than me answer this? – looks to me like my old buddies at Cisco are starting to put Search into the Network….If so Google will be chuffed…

Cisco: Leveraging Networks To Seed Search & Graphs?

Will Cisco gear become search engine toll collectors?

Patent (pdf)

Search network

What this looks like to me is Cisco taking search right into the network itself – it’s not a question of adding toll gates as network world suppose but adding search elements into the very fabric of the network.

the scope of the present invention includes both combinations and sub-combinations of the various features described hereinabove, as well as variations and modifications thereof which would occur to persons skilled in the art upon reading the foregoing description and which are not disclosed in the prior art.
Network World

Indeed!

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