The Week in Review

Stumped? Ask the Library of Congress
SearchDay, Aug. 15, 2002
Some of the world's best 'search engines' work at the U.S. Library of Congress, and they're available online to answer your questions by chat or email.

Happy Birthday, Lycos!
SearchDay, Aug. 14, 2002
Eight years ago today Lycos opened its virtual doors to the public, offering a slew of novel features that forever transformed the web search landscape.

A Clutch of Calculators
SearchDay, Aug. 13, 2002
Searching for a calculator for a specific need? The Calculators Online Center has descriptions and links to thousands of specialized calculators on the web.

The Technology Behind Google
SearchDay, Aug. 12, 2002
Want a behind the scenes glimpse at the technology that powers Google? Take a guided tour with Jim Reese, Google's Chief Operations Engineer.

Elsewhere at

Yahoo's New Deal
In a break from its in-house approach to rich media products, Yahoo has formalized relationships with Eyeblaster, EyeWonder, Point.Roll and Unicast. The move is calculated to lure top brand advertisers, but will the new set-up spoil the portal's famous simplicity of use?

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics
The Online Publishers Association says consumers spent $675 million for online content last year. What's content? According to OPA, it includes gift certificates, pinups, personal ads, and diet advice.

VeriSign Maintains Different View of ICANN Reform
As ICANN's reform process moves forward, VeriSign's business practices are scrutinized by The Department of Commerce.

Book Excerpt: Curl Programming Bible
It has become quite clear over the last several months that any language claiming to be useful on the Web must support Web services. Find out how one specific language, Curl, simplifies the process.

Search Headlines

NOTE: Article links often change. In case of a bad link, use the publication's search facility, which most have, and search for the headline.

Online access news
Vietnam to crack down on net access...
Guardian Unlimited Aug 16 2002 11:22AM GMT
Domain name news
Ad watchdog critical of Domain Registry of Europe...
The Register Aug 16 2002 10:11AM GMT
Online search engines news
Hoover's to Partner with Verity...
EContent Aug 16 2002 9:34AM GMT
Online content news
Protecting Web site content... Aug 16 2002 9:24AM GMT
Online marketing news
3 easy ways to kill pop-up ads while you surf...
ZDNet Aug 16 2002 1:26AM GMT
Online portals news
Yahoo Brings High-Quality Video to IM...
Internet News Aug 16 2002 0:34AM GMT
Online content news
Categorization Solution For Publishers...
Content-Wire Aug 15 2002 7:26PM GMT
New Features For Measuring Effectiveness of Content...
Content-Wire Aug 15 2002 7:26PM GMT
Online search engines news
Inktomi may have to buy headquarters for $114 million...
AP via New Jersey Online Aug 15 2002 4:45PM GMT
Web developer news
HTML Tip: Controlling Table Size...
Net Mechanic Aug 15 2002 4:14AM GMT
Online search engines news
f2, LookSmart in sponsorship deal...
Sydney Morning Herald Aug 14 2002 10:02PM GMT
Online marketing news
NetTrends: Direct marketing finds acceptance on the Net...
iWon Aug 14 2002 6:06PM GMT
Online portals news
Mozilla blocks pop-ups, but Netscape won't...
ZDNet Aug 14 2002 3:42PM GMT
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About the author

Chris Sherman is a frequent contributor to several information industry journals. He's written several books, including The McGraw-Hill CD ROM Handbook and The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See, co-authored with Gary Price. Chris has written about search and search engines since 1994, when he developed online searching tutorials for several clients. From 1998 to 2001, he was's Web Search Guide.