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In an article in this week's New Yorker, James Surowiecki ("The Wisdom of Crowds") scrutinizes the effectiveness of microloans in bolstering the economies of developing countries.
SMITH Magazine asked its readers for six-word memoirs. Thousands submitted short life stories, ranging from the bittersweet ("Three marriages. Two divorces. BA .333"), poignant ("Look Mom: I've finally written something"), and sad ("I still make coffee fo
With pressure on the browser front from Chrome and pressure on the Web front from Facebook, Mozilla hires someone who, ironically, used to work on Microsoft IE.
Google has not always been keen on the Semantic Web, but its new Rich Snippets search feature is a step toward the concept.
Three new enhancements to Google's bread and butter give searchers new options for filtering their results as well as additional data within the results themselves.
The Internet pioneer's effort to make money by sharing its search results has taken a new turn: Yahoo will charge others to use the service.
Demo: Best Buy lets you make wish lists from any Web site and share that with others via e-mail or Facebook.
New Web design trend: Sites built to be taken apart?
Who won this year's Google-O'Reilly Open Source Awards?
Internet giant will start letting programmers use technology called SearchMonkey to make search results more attention-grabbing and potentially more useful.