Linked by Mohit Ranka on Thu 17th May 2007 15:07 UTC
Google A recent Google acquisition of DoubleClick for a whopping USD 3.1 billion has turned many heads. The recent past certainly does not fit into Google's traditional non-aggressive attitude towards acquisitions for monopoly in the market. DoubleClick Inc., a spearhead in ad-serving, is only one of many companies acquired by Google. A comprehensive list can be seen here. Beside Google's acquisitions, this article will also explore some changes in Google's philosophy and potential threats to web community.
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RE: too late
by Peter Besenbruch on Thu 17th May 2007 19:41 UTC in reply to "too late"
Peter Besenbruch
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2006-03-13

I might take issue with the term "evil," but I share some of your concerns. For search, I use Scroogle:

http://www.scroogle.org/scraper.html [Google results]
http://www.scroogle.org/scraper7.html [Yahoo results]

I like Scroogle, because they drop all records of your search after a week.

Then there is Clusty:
http://clusty.com/

Clusty does a very good job as an aggregator, and they are no where near as aggressive in the data collection department.

For e-mail, when you can get full domain hosting for $30 a year, e-mail isn't much of an issue. I find Fastmail one of the best free/pay e-mail services out there.

http://fastmail.net/

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