Friday, October 21, 2005

Stocks struggle after Google's strong earnings "NEW YORK - Stocks were struggling Friday, trading mixed as strong quarterly earnings at Google Inc. helped cushion the market's disappointment over Caterpillar Inc.'s full-year forecast.
Falling oil prices also gave the market a boost following Thursday's sell-off, triggered by renewed concerns about economic growth and inflation. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 133 points, while other major indexes lost more than 1 percent."

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Further obstacles to Google's library plans

Guardian Unlimited : "Google today faced a new legal challenge to its plans to digitise library books, as major publishers sought to block it from scanning copyrighted works.
Five publishing houses - McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education and Penguin Group (USA), Simon & Schuster and John Wiley & Sons - filed a suit in New York yesterday, claiming that Google's plans would infringe their copyrights.
'If Google can make ... copies, then anyone can,' Patricia Schroeder, president of the Association of American Publishers, told Reuters. 'Anybody could go into a library and start making digital copies of anything.'"

Rollyo: Roll Your Own Search Engine

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Are you tired of wading though thousands of irrelevant search results to get to the information you want? Ever wish you could narrow your search to sites you already know and trust? With Rollyo, you can easily create your own custom search engines, and explore and save those created by others. "