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Jeeves the Butler gets the bullet

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ASK JEEVES will become plain old Ask.com at the end of this month, Interactive Corporation said.

Gravee Search Engine

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Gr@vee wants to be your new search engine/social bookmarking/tagging site. Competing against Google, MSN et al. is a rather tall order, but they are coming at it with some unique ideas.

The end of the (free) pipe dream?

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Gervase Markham, our man from Mozilla, says that charging for sending e-mails could create a dangerous precedent on the previously free-to-access internet.

Nice Rewriting of the Factual History

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Beranger has posted some interesting screenshots showing the vast differences in search engine results in and out of the iron information curtain.

Programmers get their own search engine

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Developers can use Google and other search engines to find source code, but it's not easy. A Silicon Valley startup claims to have come up with a better alternative -- a search engine for source code and code-related information.

February 2006 Web Server Survey

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In the February 2006 survey we received responses from 76,184,000 sites, an increase of 933K from January's total. Apache continues its strong growth with an increase of 1.3 million hostnames for the month, but the active sites data shows a very different result.

Google censors South African search engine

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South Africa's newest search engine, Jonga, disappeared from Google's index last week without a trace. Jonga's owner, Alistair Carruthers, is wondering why.

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