Shopping from your cell phone with Froogle Wireless

Written 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 torepparttar Internet have this capability.

Users just need to enter 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 isrepparttar 128277 ability to comparison shop, no matter where they are.

Most people who have shopped onrepparttar 128278 Internet know you can often find significantly lower prices online if you are willing to wait for shipment. The problem inrepparttar 128279 past was that it was difficult to comparison shop between virtual merchants and brick & mortar stores.

As an example, when most of us

Google Groups

Written by Jakob Jelling

Some very early users ofrepparttar Internet - notrepparttar 128276 worldwide web as we know it today - butrepparttar 128277 Internet fromrepparttar 128278 early 1980s, will have heard of, and likely used, Usenet. This wasrepparttar 128279 collective name applied to text-based electronic bulletin boards that were used to communicate inrepparttar 128280 days beforerepparttar 128281 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 overrepparttar 128282 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 ofrepparttar 128283 various subsections of Google Groups. Inrepparttar 128284 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.

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