Daily SearchCast, Dec. 20, 2005: Google & AOL Doing A Deal; Graphical Ads Coming To Google; Japan May Fund Its Own Search Engine; Create Your Own Yahoo Shortcuts; Google Book Search Rises In Usage; Topix News Search Grows & More!

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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