Google, the premier internet search engine is fast becoming one of the favored sources of news on the net. Now, rather than requiring users to visit the Google News website, Google is delivering information via RSS (Really Simple Syndication) and Atom formats. Using XML (Extensible Markup Language), RSS and Atom formats enable users of aggregation software, commonly called RSS readers, to select topics and receive all available articles currently in publication that are related to that topic.
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In the global search engine war, Google and Microsoft each thought that they were in a head-to-head race for the laurel wreath. But, after getting a late start, IBM may very well pass both competitors by moving the finish line.
I played with the Yahoo Audio Search, and was easily able to find audio phrases that are inherent to my podcast. Now all I need is a interface from Yahoo that allows you to search only my shows. So cool! [Yahoo]
Dogpile inked a deal with Microsoft MSN Search that today makes it the first service to do four way search.
“Dogpile.com said, they are now the first in their category to combine search results from MSN Search, Google, Yahoo! and Ask Jeeves.”
This is pretty cool and gives you a unique across the board comparison of search engine results. [DesignTechnica]
I think David Sifry has set himself and Technorati up for failure. I read the linked article and my jaw hit the floor. If he honestly thinks that companies like Yahoo, Google, MSN don’t have a staff of engineers that could duplicate what is being or attempted to being done at Technorati then he is in for a serious wake up call. Some of the comments in that interview mad me say your kidding right. Check this out
“Q: Why can’t they build themselves up to do that with a blog search engine?
A: Well, good luck. We’ve been doing it now for almost three years, and it’s a lot harder than you think.”
I am not even going to continue. If I were a engineer or a CEO of a company that does search I would have this quote posted on a big banner that met the program and engineer staff each morning. There is such a word as getting to big for your britches. The best thing the folks over at Technorati can do is get their heads down and code like crazy and scale their network so when the big boys come to really play they are ready to compete. [Business Week]
Google, the leading search engine company in search of itself has again added a new service to its eclectic portfolio. Later this year, Google plans to offer an electronic payment service that will compete directly with PayPal, owned by eBay. Services will, reportedly, include processing payments using consumer credit cards and checking accounts, the mainstay of PayPal’s service.
Today, in direct competition with MSN and Yahoo!, Google, Inc. announced that users may create a personalized Google homepage for news, weather, cultural tidbits, and e-mail.