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Finch Formats Web Pages for Slow Internet Connections

Finch is a free web service that strips web pages of all extraneous content (CSS, images, Flash, metadata, frames, etc.) so you've less data to download on your slow internet onnection. Use it to speed up your browsing on dialup, mobile phones, or anything else that's slow, as well as make Internet cheaper for pay-per-megabyte plans.

Google Custom Search with fewer ads

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.

Get Orkut on your iPhone; Orkut Events Coming Soon

The iPhone version of Orkut is more feature-rich than the older mobile version in the sense that you now read friend updates, delete scraps and even view photo albums right from the iPhone.

Digg to Replace Digg Spy with Big Spy

Digg has decided to retire Digg Spy, their live activity feed. When it was first released, Digg Spy was a nice tool to discover popular content posted on Digg in near real-time.

Amazon Reduces S3 Storage Prices

Amazon has reduced prices of their Simple Storage Service aka S3. I use Amazon S3 to store all the CSS files, external scripts, web images and the site performance has improved since then because outsourcing to S3 puts less load on the Apache server.

When It Comes to Sending Spam, India Ranks at #7

According to Trend Micro, India now has the dubious distinction of being the 7th largest spam sender in the world and largest in Asia. Russia (11.92 %), United States (9.36 %) and Brazil (7.48 %) hold the top 3 positions.

Google PageRank Dropped? No Reason to Worry

The most recent PageRank update sparked some intense discussion in the blogosphere with people like Steve Rubel, John Battelle, Danny Sullivan and Dave McClure joining the conversation.