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Submission + - Google to marry search and email?

Stony Stevenson writes: Google may be arranging a marriage between search and e-mail. A Google patent application published on Thursday describes, "a universal distributed search system allows users to find and distribute search results (possibly including advertisements) to those with whom they communicate."

Google's rationale for integrating search queries with e-mail communication is that copying and pasting links in messages doesn't work well. As the patent application puts it, "This process for annotating user created content can be tedious, difficult to perform for average users, and often results in textual links in the final content that can be difficult to read."

This marks a major strategic shift for Google: Having come to dominate Web search, Google appears to be looking to extend that power across other online channels like e-mail and instant messaging.

Submission + - GPhone in September ? (

AnonymousYoda writes: Rediff One of India's leading internet portals is reporting that search giant Google is in talks with Indian mobile phone operators to launch the much-rumored GPhone in India as part of a global launch starting in September. Rediff also reports that Google plans to invest $7-8B in it's global telephony foray. From the article "Talks are believed to be taking place with Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Essar, respectively India's first and third largest mobile telephony operators, and state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam."

Submission + - Open Source Helps Find Missing Girl

Cris writes: "An on line community has gathered around, a site dedicated to join efforts to help find misseed 4 y.o. Madeleine Mccann.

The aim of this 'wikipedia' like style is to propose tasks that eventually would be performed by someone able to do it.

The site administrators encourage the use of open source software to accomplish this. For instance, they propose Gimp for image editing of Maddie pictures, Blender for 3D models creation, Hamachi for setting up a VPN, and VLC and Icecast for media streaming. Check it out!"

Submission + - Finger length can predict elementary exam scores

OlRickDawson writes: Science Daily is reporting that research study to be publish in the British Journal of Psychology has shown a correlation between the relative length of the ring and index finger and the scores on language and math tests in elementary school. The length of the index finger divided by the length of the ring finger is the ratio. The smaller the ratio (governed by testosterone exposure) indicates a higher numeracy score in males. At least this has a scientific basis, unlike Phrenology.

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