December 2004 Archive
More innovation from Gigablast! Create your own mini-Gigablast search box that just searches sites (up to 200) that you specify. The sites can include a path to limit the search to just one directory tree of a specific site while include the full results from other sites. See the Custom Topic Search page for full details.
Finally, Yahoo! has brought the video file search ability that has been available at AltaVista and AlltheWeb to Yahoo!. It is in beta, but it offers file type limits for AVI, MPEG, Quicktime, Windows Media, and Real formats along with other limits including file size, duration, site/domain, and adult content.
Now Ask Jeeves has announced a Desktop Search product as well. Their beta version indexes Microsoft Office files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), simple text files, Microsoft Outlook email messages, and image, music, and video files. Technical requirements are Windows 2000 or XP, Office 2000 or higher, and Outlook 2000, XP and 2003. It requires a minimum of a Pentium III computer running at 400MHz with 128 MB RAM.