The Week in Review

The Truth About Big Brother Databases
SearchDay, October 3, 2002
Worried that your personal details may be stored away in a database that anyone can search? Two public records search experts set the record straight on what exactly is -- and is not -- included in "big brother" databases.

Google News Search Leaps Ahead
SearchDay, October 2, 2002
Google has dramatically enhanced its news search service, serving up a portal of real-time news drawn from more than 4,000 sources worldwide.

Happy Birthday, Excite!
SearchDay, October 1, 2002
Excite, the first search engine to go beyond keywords and introduce concept based searching to the web, opened its virtual doors to the public seven years ago.

LookSmart Revives Wisenut Search Engine
SearchDay, September 30, 2002
LookSmart has quietly relaunched its Wisenut search engine, bolstering its technology and refreshing its index with a brand new crawl of the web.

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Hidden Tips for Microsoft FrontPage
Are you making the most of your time with FrontPage? While there are dozens and books and tutorials available for the ever popular web page development product, there are still some hidden tips known only by a select few.

Attorney General Files California's First Spam Lawsuit
Bill Lockyer calls spam the 'scourge of the Information Age' and sends out the first warning shot to all individuals and companies in California that engage in illegal spamming activities.

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Open Standards Play Big In Motown
The auto industry is not often thought of as a hotbed of high-tech but General Motors CTO Tony Scott told attendees at Wednesday's Internet World keynote address that Detroit is helping drive technology standards.

Search Headlines

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Domain name news
The Selection of the .eu TLD Registry...
Demys Oct 4 2002 1:15PM GMT
Online portals news
Yahoo Holds Biggest Fall Sale in Internet History... Oct 4 2002 9:59AM GMT
Top internet stories
Sean and Napster's bogus journey set for the silver screen... Oct 4 2002 8:48AM GMT
Web developer news
Two New Epidemics Wreck Havoc On PCs...
Internet News Oct 4 2002 5:41AM GMT
Domain name news
WIPO's first ERDRP decision:
Demys Oct 4 2002 1:00AM GMT
Online search engines news
FAST Searches for an Edge With Upgrades... Oct 3 2002 6:28PM GMT
Google PageRank Penalties...
High Rankings Oct 3 2002 5:01PM GMT
Top internet stories
The shape of the Internet...
The Economist Oct 3 2002 4:47PM GMT
Online portals news
The UN's Portal Experiment...
line56 Oct 3 2002 4:13PM GMT
Online search engines news
Fast advances advanced search...
The Register Oct 3 2002 10:38AM GMT
Online marketing news
Californians Seek Spam Shelter...
Wired News Oct 3 2002 9:53AM GMT
Online search engines news
Google Poetry And
Research Buzz Oct 3 2002 5:47AM 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.