Qassia: Intelligent Link Building?

Everyone talks about building links in the SEO Chat forums, so when I saw someone asking about Qassia and its link building potential, I knew I had to take a look. The self-described intelligence engine is in closed beta at the time of writing, but invitations seem easy to obtain. What is Qassia all about? And is it worth your while? In this first part of a two-part article, we’ll explore these and other questions.
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AfterVote Marries Meta Search to Customization

Last week I introduced you to AfterVote, a small meta search engine company that hopes to make a name for itself in a world of giants. I explained that you could customize the search engine based on how you set up certain tabs. Now I’m going to show you how the items you set up in the tabs enable you to do some interesting things with your search results.
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Google Talk

Google released a brand new instant messaging client last Wednesday. Rumors of Google offering instant messaging have circulated since as far back as 2002, or longer. The more services Google released, the more the site began resembling a web portal; this drew speculation of G offering instant messaging next. By now the idea is hardly remarkable to most of us, but Google usually surprises us.
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