Chipwrapper is a Custom Google Search Engine that searches across the UK’s major national newspapers: The Daily Express, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Financial Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Sun, The People, News of the World, The Scotsman, Daily Star, The Telegraph and The Times. It also searches the BBC News web site, ITN and [...]
PNC Wealth Management and institutional investments have released their annual report The True Cost of the 12 Days of Christmas. PNC have been monitoring the cost of all the items gifted by True Love in the popular Christmas song since 1984. The 2007 Christmas Price Index showed an increase of 3.1% over 2006. The five [...]
Santa could be spending Christmas behind bars. According to Out-Law.com, part of Pinsent Masons an international law firm who advise on IT and e-commerce, Santa’s trading practices break several UK laws and fail to comply with EU directives. Santa’s crime sheet includes: Failing to comply with the European Union’s Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment Directive, [...]
As Greg Notess and others have already noted, Live.com’s link and linkdomain commands are in a mess again. After they had been disabled in their original form, they reappeared as +link: and +linkdomain: commands. I noticed last week, though, that the +linkdomain was generating some very strange results. Much as I would like to believe [...]
AlltheWeb Livesearch seems to have disappeared. Clicking on the link to Livesearch on the AlltheWeb home page or trying to go direct to http://livesearch.alltheweb.com/ causes both my Firefox and IE 7 browsers to grind to a halt and then redirects them to Yahoo. Does anyone know if Yahoo have decided to abandon it, or is it a temporary [...]
My Online 2007 presentation “Tricks and tips for better web search” is now available as a PowerPoint and on Slideshare.
My Online 2007 presentation on Searching without Google is now available as a PowerPoint (4 MB) and on Slideshare
Well, here I am ensconced in the Kensington Hilton Holland Park, trying to get my brains together for the next four days of the annual online information jamboree at Olympia. Those of us who have done this event in full before know that by Thursday we will be feeling the strain and the fixed grins [...]