Google News. It is amazing
Google News. It is amazing how far you can push free text search information. This is beta of Google's real time search of news is pretty amazing. Those folks over there continue to amaze me. Makes you think about how much more there is left to do in search and indexing and how lightweight systems using their news reader plus blogs could be a big deal in corporate settings. It is much less heavy weight and more personal. Somehow the web has gotten to be big a corporate fast, while most revolutions like the personal computer one are at the personal or department level.
John Ludwig and I both think that there are investment opportunities here, but we still to think about this. I do think that this free search is another part of the puzzle. Another is the ability to link in IM and email simply. Maybe something monitoring in IM's case. Maybe a magic CC address in email.