Karen Blakeman on September 22nd, 2005

Alacra has launched AlacraWiki, a guide to business information companies, publishers and databases. The Alacra Industry Spotlights in particular are extremely useful in providing reviews and commentary on industry specific web sites and the Types of Content section lists resources under headings such as mergers and acquisitions, news, people and corporate governance. There is also […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 19th, 2005

Exalead is the latest to join the desktop search club, with its preview launch of exalead one:desktop. This has been tested for several months by a selected group of users (I was one of them), but the non-disclosure agreement forbade us to mention that the software even existed! I can’t say that I have tested […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 14th, 2005

Google is the first of the major web search tools to launch a dedicated Blog Search – in beta of course. It does not search the full text of the postings, only the RSS and Atom feeds generated by the blog. Older posts that were generated before Blog Search started crawling or are not in […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 14th, 2005

Business Week’s Best of the Web Poll has now entered its second round. There are now 8 search tools under the Work-Search category: Google, Yahoo, Snap, A9, DogPile, Technorati, Clusty and Exalead. All are excellent tools in their own way. I was thinking of voting for Yahoo but eventually went for Exalead, mainly because of […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 9th, 2005

A reminder that there is still time to register for Internet Librarian International at the discounted rate (up until September 23rd) and that CILIP members receive a 20% discount off the full two day conference fee. The event is being held at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in London between October 10th and the 11th. Tracks […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 9th, 2005

This site is by no means the first of its kind, but the search is preconfigured so that you can check if Google is filtering out any of your site’s pages as “unsafe” or because they contain adult content. It compares the first 100 results using the safe search filter and the first hundred without […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 5th, 2005

Enterprise Quest – Ideas and know-how for small business. Although this site is new to me, it has been around for about two years. This is the home of a free weekly bulletin called EnterQuest, published by Cobweb Information and aimed at UK small businesses. As well as tips and ideas on running a small […]

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