I've got the gas fireplace going and it STILL smells like popcorn. Grab some coffee and start reading these headlines from the world of Web Search.
- Opera Browser Takes Off (Cnet): "Opera Software has inked an agreement to license its Web browser and related software for next-generation, in-flight entertainment systems built on Web technology."
- Microsoft Live Is...Live (Yahoo News): "With a new Web site called "Windows Live," Microsoft hopes to create a new platform that will unfasten some of its applications from a computer hard drive." Check out the official Windows Live site; a Firefox version is coming soon.
- Shop with Firefox (Lifehacker): "Active Shopper, a comparative shopping tool, has added a search plugin for Firefox."
- Buying Clothes Online (Search Engine Lowdown): "Yahoo commissioned a study of apparel searchers and found that "over the 60-day period apparel searchers spent a third more time when visiting retail sites than non-search visitors, and were more likely to engage in site activities such as interacting with a product."
- MapStats Wins MSN Contest (Search Engine Watch): The entry MapStats won the MSN Virtual Earth Competition, but you can't view it without a password. Now, that's bringing the power to the people!!
- It's the Little Human Touches That Count (InternetWeek): "The mobile phone remains a cumbersome device for getting information from the Internet, so Web site AskMeNow is offering search with a human touch."