Daily SearchCast, Dec. 13, 2005: Yahoo Answers Launched, Yahoo Buys Del.icio.us, MSN Virtual Earth Becomes Windows Local Live, Gains Cool Images; Alexa Offers Developers Tools; Paid Links Debated, Paris Hilton The Year's Top Search Term & More!

Today's search podcast covers the launch of Yahoo's question answering service, Yahoo Answers; other Q&A services; Yahoo's purchase of Del.icio.us; MSN Virtual Earth becoming Windows Local Live and gaining birds eye imagery; Google's new transit planning service for those in Portland, Oregon; Alexa's new vertical search engines that developers can rent; Yahoo's Jeremy Zawodny in a paid links selling debate, Lycos kicking off "top search terms of the year" season and more!

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