Karen Blakeman on July 22nd, 2005

Tales from the Terminal Room, June 2005 – Issue No. 63 The latest issue of Tales from the Terminal Room is now available. If you are a Google Desktop Search fan, you might be interested in the article “That darn Google Desktop cache“

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Karen Blakeman on July 20th, 2005

Update 20 April 2011: This service has now moved to http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/vieshome.do VAT number validation If you are VAT registered and trading with companies based in the EU, this site enables you to verify the validity of a company’s VAT number. Select the Member State from the drop-down menu and enter the number to be validated.

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Search Strategies for the Internet: Search Tools Summary and Comparison The summary and comparison table has been updated with corrections and additions to the column on Exalead.

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Karen Blakeman on July 14th, 2005

Pharmaceutical Information Sources The section on pharmaceutical information sources on the RBA web site has been extensively updated. It lists a selection of resources that provide data and information on the sector, but is not intended to be comprehensive and is not a directory of companies operating in the sector. Several of the sites mentioned […]

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Karen Blakeman on July 14th, 2005

Yahoo! Desktop Search Beta Yahoo has updated its Desktop Search and now supports Thunderbird email. Although previous versions of YDS did index and search Thunderbird files you had to search them under the “All files” category. Now you can chose just “Email”. The number of file types supported in the main program has been considerably […]

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Karen Blakeman on July 12th, 2005

Google Toolbar for Firefox Google has at last launched a version of its toolbar for Firefox. It seems to have all the features of the IE version but appears to be missing several of the “special” searches that are incorporated into the separately developed Googlebar, such as Scholar, Print, Video, Dictionary and Glossary Search. Googlebar […]

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Karen Blakeman on July 12th, 2005

Gigablast Launches Blog Search Gigablast has added a blog search to its home page covering nearly 16.5 million pages. I have not had time to test it thoroughly and compare results with tools such as Feedster and Technorati, but it seems worth adding to my blog search toolkit. There are the same advanced search features […]

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Search Strategies for the Internet: Search Tools Summary and Comparison An updated version of the comparison chart covering Yahoo, Google, Exalead, MSN, Giigablast and Teoma is now available as an HTML file and as a PDF. I’ve given up trying to restrict it to just one page. There are so many search engine features that […]

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Karen Blakeman on July 6th, 2005

SPG Media RSS Feeds This is a really neat site from UK based SPG Media. RSS news feeds, compiled from news sources world-wide, are organised by sector for example energy, telecoms, transportation. The emphasis is on technologies and the companies that supply them. Feeds are available as both ATOM and RSS. In addition to the […]

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Karen Blakeman on July 6th, 2005

lazytom’s FeedJumbler is a web-based application that allows you to merge several RSS or Atom-based feeds into a single RSS and/or Atom feed. You can also convert an RSS or Atom-based feed into RSS, Atom and/or HTML and JavaScript. You enter the URLs of your source feeds and it generates a link to your merged […]

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