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Microsoft, AOL, Google -Busy in their Labs

These days, Microsoft, AOL and Google are quiet busy in their labs developing new projects. That simpky indicate an interest in the kinds of things that many Web 2.0 startups are doing. From social bookmarking to rich media RSS to clustered search, here’s a quick overview of some of the newest developments still far from market.

Microsoft: Tagspace Beta
Mary Jo Foley of Microsoft watcher discovered this beta tool —”Tagspace is the code name for a new set of tagging services we are developing to support social bookmarking on Microsoft.com and associated sites. These services will give you, the consumer of content on these sites, the power to identify, define, catalogue, and share what interests you, in ways that make sense to you. You benefit because you can keep track of the resources you find interesting; others benefit because they can see how you and other users classify content of interest.”
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AOL: AJAX Feed reader
Steve Rubel of Micro Persuasion written about AOL’s AJAX Feed reader.

Manage and consume your favorite feeds with this AJAX feed reader. Be it your best friend’s blog or your favorite newspaper, save your feed subscriptions on the web for easy access anywhere. This cool app supports rich content, such as pictures and videos, while maintaining a clean and fast interface. Easily organize your feeds with drag-and-drop and browse for feeds in our expansive feed directory.

Proudly written using the Dojo Javascript Toolkit. The custom widgets provided by this webapp could be used to provide feed storage/viewing capability to any application.

Google: SearchMash  
SearchMash lets you search the internet in new ways. It is constantly evolving as we come up with ideas and figure out what works and what doesn’t. Check back here from time to time to see what has changed, and also to tell us which ones are useful to you. Please bear with us when the site is unavailable as we are limiting its use.

Start typing!: You don’t have to have your cursor in the search box to start typing your query.

URL menu: Click the green URL of a web result to open a menu of options for viewing the URL or refining your query.

Image results panel: You can see related image results below your web results.

Hide details: Click on “hide details” in the title bar to collapse the display of web or images results.

Check out this sliding time line also….


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