Google Custom Search allows you to create a custom search engine for your site. The problem is the advertising is sometimes too intrusive, even when no results are found.
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Google today introduced Knol, a Wikipedia style encyclopedia that anyone can edit but with some major differences:
Registrations for .me personalized web domains will go live in the next few hours and new .me domain names will be issued on a first-come first-served basis.
Microsoft recently released a patch for Windows Vista (kb 955020) that updates the English and German language dictionary of Windows Vista to include these five words: Obama, Nazr, Friendster, Klum and Racicot.
The background of my Twitter page is done using profile images of all my Facebook friends captured via the picture collage trick.
The Microsoft – Yahoo! saga is far from over. Microsoft just issued a press release saying they are still interested in acquiring Yahoo: "Microsoft would be interested in discussing with a new board a major transaction with Yahoo!, such as either a transaction to purchase the Search function with large financial guarantees or, in the alternative, purchasing the whole company."
Contrary to what you may expect, Yahoo! Docs is not an attempt by Yahoo! to make a web office suite like Google Docs or Office Live.
Microsoft Direct Network Effect: Microsoft attracted consumers and software developers to use its technology, the software that controls the basic operations of a personal computer.
Ads for PDF program from Adobe is a good opportunity for bloggers & other content publishers to monetize content via PDF files.
Google will remove web pages from their search results for which they have received a DMCA complaint from the original owners alleging copyright infringement.
Like to know a secret way to browse Digg during office hours with letting your boss know about it. You can apply the same trick to access Digg when the site has been blocked in school.
Orkut is beautiful, again. Google has added a new spam filter in Orkut that should save your scrapbooks from all junk scraps.
SlideShare, that is home to tens of thousands of PowerPoint presentations, is running a contest to award some of the worldâ€™s best presentations done in PowerPoint, Keynote or Impress.
Print your Guinness World Record certificate – show the world that you helped set a Guinness World Record with your own personalized Firefox 3 Download Day certificate.
Media websites like The Washington Post, TIME, Wall Street Journal, etc. use Sphere to show related links next to their news stories. BBC went one step further and built their own news aggregator.
Baron recently wrote a technical book for O’Reilly on MySQL and later realized that even if the book sold well, he is not going to make nearly enough money from royalties to make the time worthwhile, financially.
MTV has tied up with Google India to launch the online version of their hugely popular Roadies reality TV show on Orkut. And MTV (or Google) is aggressively marketing this show via the Google Ad Network.
Though anyone can register a Gmail account for free without an invite, some people are still selling Gmail invitations on eBay.