Today's search podcast covers Google and AOL looking to renew their partnership vows leaving Microsoft in the cold; AOL's wedding gift to Google being new graphics ads for Google search results pages; Japan pondering if it needs to fund its own search engine; Yahoo's Open Shortcuts letting anyone make their own shorthand addresses to reach web sites; Google Book Search gets a usage boost through search results page links; Topix news search grows in features and more!
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- Sorry Bill
and Steve, WSJ Reports Google Near $1 Billion Deal With AOL
- More On AOL
Pushing Google Into Graphic Ads & AOL Promotion
- Time Warner
Investor Works to "Derail" Rumored Google/AOL Deal
- Ask Jeeves
Plans to Grow Personnel Ranks in 2006
Government Forms Study Group To Determine if Country Should Launch Its Own
- New Issue
Of Information Science Publication Focuses On "Paid Search"
Launches Open Shortcuts, Allows Creation Of Custom Search Commands
- First Issue
Of Google's Newsletter For Librarians Released; Cutts Writes On Inverted Index &
Databases (Verticals) the Focus of a Wall Street Journal Article
- With One
Link, Google Book Search Becomes Google's 5th Most Popular Service
- New Google
UI Test: Vertical Search Links In New Left Column
Aggregator Topix.net Keeps on Rockin'
- New Look
for MSN Shopping Price Comparison Pages
- Google One
of Five Finalists for San Francisco Citywide Wi-Fi Project
- Special Holiday Goodies, Pages, and Info from a Few of the Major Engines
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