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Search Engine Update

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Search Engine Update

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Search continues to be a hot area of development from all angles: enhancements to general Web search engines, new engines, desktop search, enterprise search, and specialty engines. Google, Yahoo!, Ask Jeeves, Microsoft, and a host of smaller players continue to add new features, copy others' features, and generally jockey for position in the race for users and advertisers.

Yahoo! recently beefed up its e-mail service in response to Google's testing of its new Gmail, which is aimed at broadening the company's business. Yahoo! has increased its free storage from 4 to 100 megabytes, added new features, and improved the text-search function.

In SearchDay, Gary Price reviewed Seruku, a new toolbar-based application that creates a personal Web archive. Seruku helps you find and access any and all Web pages that have appeared in your browser. It automatically makes a copy of pages you've viewed, stores the copy locally, indexes the content, and allows you to keyword-search the full text of this material.

At press time, Ask Jeeves introduced a number of new Smart Search features and upgradedAsk. …

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