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Justin Hibbard, of Business Week, points us to a stealthy start-up called Machine Phase Systems, a ten-month Los Altos company founded by Michael Tanne, who previously founded software company Xdegrees, and co-founded AdForce, an Internet ad management company sold to CMGI. Hibbard says Machine Phase Systems raised $6.2 million from investors Greylock, PayPal founder Peter Thiel and others.

In case you’re interested in sleuthing this, here’s the Web site of Machine Phase Systems, which will send you on a little hunting mission, saying that you can get tips from the wiki site of Neal Stephenson, a science fiction writer in the “postcyberpunk genre,” who works part-time as an advisor for Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, the company developing a manned suborbital launch system.

Anyway, MPS’s Web site says it will help people find and share information, and that more information will eventually show up at eBagle.

We searched Technorati, and came up with only this.

Hibbard continues:

MPS’ Web site says the company is building a large-scale Internet service and has developed an “experimental web-crawling robot” called NanoBot, which “collects certain documents from the Web to build a new type of knowledge discovery system.”

Update 9/01: You can now sign up for an account at eBagle.