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Weekly News Digest

May 13, 2002 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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BBC Launches U.K.-Focused Search Engine

The BBC has launched BBCi Search, an advertising-free site that's designed to "offer a trusted guide to the Web." The search results are promised to be "family-friendly," since BBCi blocks sites that are pornographic, offensive, or that could "incite hatred on the grounds of race, religion, or sexual orientation." BBCi Search delivers access to U.K. and foreign Web sites, but hierarchical preference is given to the most relevant U.K. sites. Users do have the option to isolate U.K.-only search results. The service, available from the BBC home page (, is powered by Google. (BBCi is the name for the BBC's interactive services that work across the Web, interactive TV, and hand-held devices.)

BBCi editors have also picked some sites as "BBCi Recommended." These are labeled in the search results. According to information on the BBCi page, the editors recommend sites that do the following:

  • Benefit a U.K. audience
  • Educate and entertain or are genuinely useful
  • Are judged to be the best at what they do
  • Are accurate and reliable sources of information
  • Cover their subject area thoroughly and imaginatively
  • Contain up-to-date information
  • Are easy to use and fast to load
Source: BBC

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