Shopping from your cell phone with Froogle WirelessWritten by Jakob Jelling
Many surfers already know about Froogle, Google's shopping portal that is still in beta testing. Google has now expanded their Froogle service so that it is available on WML-enabled cellular phones. Most newer cell phones that can connect to Internet have this capability.
Users just need to enter wml.froogle.com in their cell phone browser, enter their product search terms, and scroll through results to find what they're looking for. The biggest advantage of this Froogle Wireless feature for consumers is ability to comparison shop, no matter where they are.
Most people who have shopped on Internet know you can often find significantly lower prices online if you are willing to wait for shipment. The problem in past was that it was difficult to comparison shop between virtual merchants and brick & mortar stores.
As an example, when most of us
Google GroupsWritten by Jakob Jelling
Some very early users of Internet - not worldwide web as we know it today - but Internet from early 1980s, will have heard of, and likely used, Usenet. This was collective name applied to text-based electronic bulletin boards that were used to communicate in days before web and email existed, and that are still in use today. The Usenet posts were first collected and organized for worldwide web use in 1995, by a company called Deja News. In 2001, Google bought Deja News and applied their considerable search expertise to Usenet posts. The result is Google Groups.
There are well over 30,000 Google Groups today. These are hosted on servers all over world, and Google Groups provides a browser-based interface to them, as well as creating searchable archives. From a very clean interface, users may search any of various subsections of Google Groups. In same way a clothing web site may be divided into sections for men's, women's, and children's wear, Usenet is divided into sections such as biz (business related), comp (computer related), humanities (art, literature related), and so on. From there, subsections may be divided into more specialized sub-topics where necessary.