Google’s Deskbar Desktop Search
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Google’s Deskbar Desktop Search

Google is testing software that lets users search the Google search engine directly from their Desktop, bypassing browsers.

The downloadable software for users of Microsoft’s Windows operating system puts a Google search box in the desktop taskbar.

Using the free tool, people can search for information on the Web while in a Word document or e-mail application. But instead of launching a browser, the Deskbar will display results in a small window in the lower right of the screen.

Lycos Sues Overture for Breaking Contract
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Lycos Sues Overture for Breaking Contract

Lycos Inc. filed suit against paid search publisher Overture, now owned by Yahoo, and has stopped using Overture’s text advertisements on its Web-search pages. Lycos is now using paid listings from Google AdWords.

In a complaint filed in Massachusetts federal court on Oct. 17, Lycos, the Web portal unit of Spain’s Terra Lycos, said Overture breached a services agreement requiring Overture to gain Lycos’ consent if control of their relationship were to be turned over to a Lycos competitor.

How Much is Google Worth?
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How Much is Google Worth?

You don’t need a search engine to find opinions about this topic: How much Google would command if it were to go through with a much-anticipated, first-time sale of stock to the public — which many believe could happen as early as the first quarter of 2004. The fascination with Google’s initial public offering is a no-brainer since it could prove the most lucrative and successful IPO since the dot-com crash.