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Google Reader does evil; dumps Opera

One of the most favorite (and certainly my personal favorite) RSS readers is Google Reader. In cut-throat competition with Bloglines, Google introduced Search functionality in Google Reader yesterday. Read TechCrunch’s take here. Unfortunately, this has made Google Reader stop working … Continue reading

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Xerox trumps Google in Natural Language Search

Researchers at Xerox’s European R&D Center have developed a new type of search technology, called FactSpotter, which can handle natural human phrases, and search for related results that include synonyms and pronouns within a document. “…typical search engines dig through … Continue reading

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Pakistan's Parliament condemns Sir Rushdie's knighthood

From the Guardian: Pakistani lawmakers passed a government-backed resolution Monday demanding Britain withdraw the knighthood awarded to author Salman Rushdie, condemning the honor as an insult to the religious sentiments of Muslims. In the eastern city of Multan, hard-line Muslim … Continue reading

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Orkut anti-Shiv Sena community flourishes after recent Sena violence

I had found 270 members in Orkut’s “I Hate Shiv Sena” community when I wrote about Cherishing Indian Democracy. Today, the same community has 555 members. In one week, the strength of the community has doubled! This is what’s called the “The Streisand Effect“: “…has become … Continue reading

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