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Round Up

By - July 11, 2006

ExactSeek

ExactSeek search launches in beta, with an index of over 100 million documents and growing. ExactSeek accepts url submissions to its index, which provides a subject directory, covering the web, images, news, articles, and weblogs.

Baidu Space

Baidu, the dominant search engine in the world’s second largest internet market, plans to launch a blogging platform, on Thursday, with keyword search. It joins “formidable challengers” including “Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google, Bokee.com, Blogbus.com and BlogCN.com. (SEJ)”

Scaling chores at Google

“Google Engineering is different,” wrote Peter Norvig on the Google Research Blog in February. “We’re different, and we like it that way.” eWeek takes an interesting look at how Google extends its automatized mentality to the commonplace tasks of keeping books and files every business must handle.

Cult or Corporation?

The Register takes a snarky look at Google’s modus operandi. Meanwhile, a piece at Short-Media analyses why “we” love Google but hate the RIAA.

API ovation

Google publishes a list of the most popular developers around the world, by downloads of their gadgets.

Anti-Trust Threat

If you didn’t already catch this, Google made known it will not hesitate to press an anti-trust suit if net neutrality is uprooted through the telecommunications restructuring.

Picture 5-4Barcodepedia

On this social site, one can upload barcodes via webcam into a shared database. A reader wrote in that Barcodepedia sounded a lot like the “building block for [the] ‘wine’ example” that Battelle used in The Search. (Thanks Brandon) (slashdot)

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  1. Brian says:

    Not only are barcodes gaining momentum in search discussions, they’re taking an artful turn. AdAge wrote about the winner of the Cannes International Advertising Festival Titanium Lion Award which featured barcode-based creative.

    Here’s the link:
    http://adage.com/article.php?article_id=110210

    -Brian