The Finalists

The apps, ranging from online music stores to sites that will pick the name of a tune out of thin air, turn your Web browser or Web-enabled desktop into a full audio entertainment system.




About
http://www.about.com/

A collection of how-to guides and informational articles, written or sourced by experts.




Answers.com
http://www.answers.com/

Answers.com pulls information from several different reference sites to provide answers to user questions.




Ask
http://www.ask.com/

Lets users search the Web for links, images, videos, driving directions, and news, along with local city listings and shopping links for products.




Blogrunner
http://www.blogrunner.com/

Aggregates news from blogs and organizes it by what's buzzing.




Citizendium
http://en.citizendium.org/

A Wiki-style encyclopedia with entries that are fact-checked and written by community members who use their real names.




Delver
http://www.delver.com/

A social search engine that creates a graph of how you're connected to friends, family, and other people on the Web.




eHow
http://www.ehow.com/

Tells you how to do just about everything with how-to guides written by experts.




Fluther
http://www.Fluther.com/

Lets users ask questions and get them answered by an online community. Features asking via IM and viewing responses coming in in real time.




Evri
http://www.evri.com

A semantic search engine that attempts to show how things are connected by linking together multiple results.




Freebase
http://www.freebase.com/

A human powered database that can power developer-created applications.




Google
http://www.google.com

The most popular search engine on the Internet, lets users search the Web, blogs, images, and more.




Hakia
http://www.hakia.com/

A semantic search engine, a technology that lets users search the Web using everyday word combinations.




Howcast
http://www.howcast.com/

User-created how-to videos that are built with professionaly-created templates and play on a video player that breaks up each step into a segment.




Inquisitor
http://www.inquisitorx.com

A search helper tool. It works on multiple platforms from desktop browsers to the iPhone.




Instructables
http://www.instructables.com

Lets you purchase advertising based on keywords or phrases you choose.




Live Search
http://www.live.com

Microsoft's free Web search tool that plugs into various Microsoft Web properties as well as general indexing for pages all over the Internet.




Mahalo
http://www.mahalo.com/

A search engine where the search results are created by humans. It's also a live news site where paid contributors post news briefs.




Scour
http://www.scour.com

Combines results from top search engines then lets users vote on and reorder them to be more relevant. .




SearchMe
http://www.searchme.com

A search engine that presents the results in large thumbnails that can be navigated like album covers.




Techmeme
http://techmeme.com/

Tracks the latest tech news from all around the Web and updates throughout the day.




Technorati
http://www.technorati.com

Tracks stories around the Web and organizes them on a news page. It also gives each post authority based on how many other blogs are linking to it.




Twitter Search
http://search.twiiter.com

Search engine (formerly Summize) lets users search user tweets in real-time and view words or topics that are trending.




Web MD
http://www.webmd.com

An encyclopedia of medical information and advice, from prescription medicines all the way to medical procedures.




WikiHow
http://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page

Provides user-generated and maintained Wiki articles about how to do things.




Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org

A free online encyclopedia. Instead of being authored by a select group of editors, Wikipedia can be edited by anyone anywhere, and at any time.




Wink
http://www.wink.com/

A free people search engine that lets you find individuals by first and last name, and by where they live.




Xoopit
http://www.xoopit.com

Scours your e-mail in-box to help you find and organize attachments.




Yahoo
http://www.yahoo.com

Yahoo's front page is an ever-changing collection of links and information, and soon the home of third-party apps and services.




Yahoo Boss
http://developer.yahoo.com/search/boss/

An online real estate agency that matches sellers up with buyers and provides a localized agent to help them sell.




Yahoo Search
http://search.yahoo.com/

The second most popular search engine in the world, it indexes Web results, images, video, and more.





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