Last week was extremely eventful. We heard fascinating stories that made our hearts race faster than usual.
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi
In the Wicked Wild World, the report of the clash of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and rebel forces continues. There were stories of bomb blasts, headless bodies and lots of lifeless bodies lying around.
On the World Wide Web, there were stories of likely poaching of high profile IT gurus as the struggle for ‘web power’ continues.
ZDNet has identified Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google and Amazon to be the likely victims of this poaching. Unfortunately, it is said that they have spent huge funds on recruitment and training.
On the World Wide Web, the search engine competition is growing fiercer. Bing and Yahoo have really gained pace on Google this year.
Bing has continued to improve on their services. The latest service brought by ‘bing’ is the ‘autosuggest flight prices’.
Also, PC World reported that in a bid to improve its travel search, Microsoft has formally taken Kayak.com as its travel search partner in an article, Will Microsoft Beat Google in the Travel Search Wars?
I hope your week was really cool. Let’s check out what was happening here at Crystal Web.
Last Week’s Gist (Review) – Crystal Web
This was a review of the previous week. It featured interesting gist like the Egyptian baby girl named ‘Facebook’; the succession plan for Apple CEO, Steve Jobs; and the dearth of bloggers.
Read more here.
Here, we discussed the struggle for survival of email services and blogging as against SMS and social networking respectively. Remember, we used the theory of ‘succession’ to explain the evolution of the web space just like an ecosystem.
On Wednesday, we talked about the Internet Giant, Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia, who has co-founded many more noble and successful Internet portals. We tried to look through his giant lens to discover more of his big thoughts.
You are aware that this world is ruled by secrets and principles. This article attempts to explain two of the most powerful forces affecting our personal effectiveness. It was made clear that these secrets are actually open secrets that require a new understanding.
While giant search engines are competing fiercely, some niche search engines are beginning to emerge.
- I’mHalal – Search Engine for the Muslim Community
- SeekFind- Search Engine for the Christian Community
- Jewogle, which is for the Jewish Community
This post attempts to give you a basic general knowledge and understanding of these niche search engines.