Ask’s mobile homepage at m.ask.com
To quote Doug Leeds, vice president of product management for Ask.com, from an Ask/ IAC press release (my emphasis):
Ask Mobile is designed specifically for search on mobile devices, instead of
shoehorning a PC interface into a mobile product (...) Extensive testing showed that, by
eliminating the search box from the home page and instead providing links to key
search services, users were more successful in getting to what they were looking
for, significantly increasing their satisfaction.
While Wikipedia is reportedly unblocked in China
expect for its Chinese pages, China’s search engine Baidu now started a competing Wiki called Baidu Baike... with Chinese content that’s monitored. With the Chinese gov’t’s selective blocking, it’s an easy guess who’s able to gain user share now...
Googling Google mentions a little Greasemonkey script – created by a Google employee, no less – which adds Google Reader/ RSS capabilities to Gmail. Who knows, this might become an official feature one day...
Also see how to get started with Greasemonkey for Firefox...
[Image by Mihai Parprita.]
Ms. Dewey gives a search engine a human face, but that only makes it more obvious she’s inhumanly dumb (there won’t be much of a personalized reaction except for obligatory Easter Egg keywords like “games”, “cars”, “beer” or “life”). In fact, Ms. Dewey probably knows that much, as she’ll answer one of the questions with “Remember, it’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear to be stupid, than to open it and remove all doubt.” [Via Google System.]
Also see the Google Brain video.
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