Lots of Google News:
I recently installed Google's Desktop Search. Still not sure of the point.
However, lots of Privacy and Security guru's argue it gives Google and others too much access to our behavior. You be the judge. I chose to uninstall for another reason. It was dragging my system down.
More Conspiratorialish Google resources:
What Google Knows About You
Anonymize the Google Cookie
Gartner:Don't Use Google Desktop in Search
In more Search Engine News:
IProspect-The "Original Search Engine Marketing Firm" sold to Isobar, the global full service digital network (an Aegis Company) for $50 million.
A November study shows that Internet Explorer's share dropped to less than 89 percent, 5 percentage points less than in May. FireFox now has almost 5 percent of the market, and it is growing. Other Cool Browser: Opera. So do web designers have to start compying with these browsers unique design standards?
Comment: The answer speaks to the power of Microsoft and certain marketing principles.Do you think as web surfers get more serious about their web viewing, that they will stop putting up with the MS barrage of security holes? My take is that the answer is no. Old habits are hard to brake.
Just like Macs are better computers, but we all use a Microsoft Operated machine. Sure Opera and Firefox browsers are better, faster, more secure. However, standard is Internet Explorer.