Karen Blakeman on December 29th, 2007

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 […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 22nd, 2007

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 […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 21st, 2007

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, […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 20th, 2007

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 […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 13th, 2007

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 […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 6th, 2007

My Online 2007 presentation “Tricks and tips for better web search” is now available as a PowerPoint and on Slideshare.

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Karen Blakeman on December 5th, 2007

My Online 2007 presentation on Searching without Google is now available as a PowerPoint (4 MB) and on Slideshare

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Karen Blakeman on December 2nd, 2007

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 […]

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