Newsbytes From The World Wide Web

Written by Jim Edwards

** Google Desktop Live **

Google's free desktop search utility made it out ofrepparttar "beta" stage and users can now download a finished 1.0 version from for free.

With improvements overrepparttar 131539 "beta" version released in 2004,repparttar 131540 finished version not only allows you to search your own computer for Microsoft Office documents, emails, and instant messaging history, but now supports music, video, images, PDF files, andrepparttar 131541 Firefox and Netscape Web browsers.

In their never-ending quest to make their name synonymous with "search," Google's Desktop Search utility makes a bold step towards dominatingrepparttar 131542 desktop search market.

Available for Windows XP and Windows 2000, Google's desktop search remains miles ahead of MSN and Yahoo!, who released their own beta version desktop search utilities several months after Google.

Google also chose to create an environment friendly to third-party software developers by encouraging them to develop "plug ins" that expandrepparttar 131543 capabilities of their Desktop Search application.

By allowing others to add their "two-cents" torepparttar 131544 program, Google will further cement their position asrepparttar 131545 leader in this emerging field of "desktop" search.

** MP3 Player Wars Boiling Over **

In response to Apple's iPod Shuffle, a low priced flash memory MP3 audio player, Sony announced plans to offer a comparably low priced MP3 player inrepparttar 131546 $100 to $150 range.

This in response to complaints from consumers that Sony's past MP3 player offerings rated too expensive next torepparttar 131547 feature-rich iPpod.

Consumers can expect several developments in response to Sony's entry intorepparttar 131548 "Under $150" MP3 player market.

First, increased use ofrepparttar 131549 portable players will cause related businesses sellingrepparttar 131550 actual MP3's and accessories to experience continued growth, both online and offline.

Second, a new trend known as "pod casting" is getting set to explode.

"Pod casting" involves content providers (radio dj's, entrepreneurs, columnists, musicians) creating MP3 audio content and then making it super simple for listeners to automatically download these "broadcasts" online and listen to them at their convenience.

Regarding the AdSense Updates...

Written by Daniel Robson

If you haven’t yet got a Google AdSense account for your site, now may be time to do so. AdSense is becoming increasingly popular with small and middle-sized websites who wish to cash in on their site popularity. And withrepparttar latest updates that have been made torepparttar 131538 AdSense service, there is now no excuse not to join.

If you didn’t already know AdSense is Google’s context targeted Ad delivery program. Basicallyrepparttar 131539 Search Engine giant is giving yourepparttar 131540 chance to displayrepparttar 131541 adverts that you may have seen torepparttar 131542 right of your search results on your own site. Whenever someone clicks through one ofrepparttar 131543 Ads you get an undisclosed, but worthwhile, portion ofrepparttar 131544 moneyrepparttar 131545 subscribers to Google’s AdWords program are supplying Google to promote their site on paid listings. The script is easy to customize, simply adjustingrepparttar 131546 settings in your Account settings and then pastingrepparttar 131547 raw code into your site.

However I expect that most ofrepparttar 131548 people reading this article already have a good idea about what AdSense is and what it does. What you are really interested in is what Google has done to change its service, right? Well when I logged on torepparttar 131549 AdSense site a few days ago,repparttar 131550 first thing that popped up was a copy ofrepparttar 131551 new TOS (Terms of Service). I read through it, and clicked accept to agree withrepparttar 131552 new terms and conditions. When I got into my account page I was greeted by two welcome sights: A new type of Ad box, and even better yet a new payment method.

The new ‘Ad Links’ box are not justrepparttar 131553 typical textual Ads. Rather they give you site-targeted topics, which a visitor can click on to go to a list of related advertisements. What this means in real terms is that rather than four or five adverts on a page you can give your visitor access to maybe 50, all of which could earn you money. This is a very exciting development, and one that could potentially benefit everyone.

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