The Week in Review

Special Search Tools Issue, Part 2
SearchDay, August 1, 2002
http://searchenginewatch.com/searchday/02/sd0801-stools2.html
Search tools maven Avi Rappoport covers new and updated web site search tools and search engines.

Special Search Tools Issue, Part 1
SearchDay, July 31, 2002
http://searchenginewatch.com/searchday/02/sd0731-stools1.html
Search tools maven Avi Rappoport covers new articles, announcements and reports from the world of web site search software.

When Smaller is Better
SearchDay, July 30, 2002
http://searchenginewatch.com/searchday/02/sd0730-1do3.html
When you're searching for help with everyday tasks, smaller, more focused directories are often more useful than search engines.

New Research at DARPA
SearchDay, July 29, 2002
http://searchenginewatch.com/searchday/02/sd0729-darpa.html
The primary instigator of the Internet, DARPA, is funding research into future technologies -- including many that have potential to dramatically improve search systems.

Elsewhere at Internet.com

Google Inks Ad Deal With U.K. Insurance Co.
http://siliconvalley.internet.com/news/article.php/1437921
One million pounds gives Lloyds TSB Insurance the rights to more than 1,000 insurance-related keywords for one year.

When Search Engines Play 'Axis and Allies'
http://siliconvalley.internet.com/news/article.php/1433971
LookSmart and About.com are just the latest rivals to join forces in a tactic some call 'coopertition.'

Did You Ask Your Honda for Directions?
http://allnetdevices.com/wireless/news/2002/07/30/did_you.html
Some 2003 Accords will be ready and waiting for their drivers to ask them for directions, or even to warm the place up a bit. Honda and IBM have made telematics simple.

Internet License Plate Gallery
http://webreference.com/outlook/license/gallery.html
Submitted for your approval: more Internet-related license plates from users all around the Web. Among your latest entries: when a DOT COM is no longer a DOT COM, and good news for Virginians.

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.

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 About.com's Web Search Guide.