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Scholarly publishers take on Google

A group of non-profit scholarly publishers is asking pointed questions about Google's Google Print for Libraries and what the group considers the copyright-violation potential of this project to digitize some university library collections.

Microsoft updates desktop search toolbar

Microsoft is set to release on Monday an upgrade to its MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search that adds a number of enhancements, including the ability to preview documents on users' hard drives.

Google ponders Blogger, Gmail integration

Google is contemplating various improvements to its popular Blogger Web logging service, including native image uploading and deeper integration with the company's Gmail Web-mail service, according to a Google executive.

Yahoo revamps personal search service

Yahoo has improved a personal search service it launched in October, increasing the ways users can share it with others, making it more widely and prominently available and opening it to developers through an application programming interface (API), ...

Google intros Q&A service

Google on Thursday began delivering factual answers for some queries at the top of its results page, to save users from having to navigate over to other sites and look for the information.

Yahoo to support Wikipedia

Yahoo's search engine division will supply hardware and other resources to the Wikimedia Foundation to support that nonprofit organization's free Wikipedia online encyclopedia.

Brokerage launches automated IM service agent

Online brokerage Harrisdirect has launched an automated service agent that interacts with its Web site visitors through an instant messaging-like interface, fielding their typed questions and providing text answers in real time.

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