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Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools

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Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools

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Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools by Tara Calishain & Rael Dornfest

ISBN: 0-596-00447-8 Published: 2003 Pages: 330 pp.; softcover Price: $24.95 Available from: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. 1005 Gravenstein Highway North Sebastopol, CA 95472 800/998-9938 or 707/827-7000 www.oreilly.com

This book tells you more about Google than you ever wanted to know. The first third of the book or so provides tips on using the Google search features and special services, such as the Google Directory, Images, News, Groups, Froogle, language tools, and other experiments from Google Labs. The tips range from the simple to the complex, covering such topics as Google search syntax, how to customize Google to your preferences, bookmarklets, date-range searching, and much more.

Since Google released its API in the spring of 2002, thousands of developers have tinkered with the Google user interface and search functionality. To use most of these hacks, you will need to sign up for a Google Web API developer's key and agree to the terms and conditions specified. However, once you've done that, the extensions of the Google tool are limitless. The rest of this book describes a variety of tips for expanding or tweaking Google. …

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