Google`s New Collaborative Docs

Who would have thought that "organizing all the world’s information" could cover so much ground? In following its mission statement, Google has become much more than a search engine. This means it ends up competing with many companies on battlegrounds other than search. This article talks about Google’s updates to Google Docs, a product that has more in common with Microsoft’s Word than the company’s own search engine.
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How Online Reviews are Affecting Local Businesses

For restaurant and small business owners, a bad review in the local paper was bad enough. Now they have to worry about bad reviews online. Review web sites form an entire subcategory, and since reviews turn up when users search, they can contribute to making or breaking a business. This article not only explores the trend, but shows why it’s a cause for concern, especially in the case of Yelp.
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