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Weekly News Digest

January 17, 2005 — 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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Yahoo! Introduces Desktop Search Beta

Yahoo!, Inc. unveiled its new Yahoo! Desktop Search application (now available as a beta release at The free download indexes the information and content users have on their computersóe-mails, attachments, documents, music, images, videos, and moreómaking it easy to search for almost anything on their hard drives.

Leveraging technology developed by X1 Technologies, Inc., Yahoo! Desktop Search Beta delivers search functionality that the company says is not available from most other desktop search products on the market today, including:

  • Search results that span more than 200 different file types including Outlook and Outlook Express e-mail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, HTML, text, ZIP, MP3, and more
  • Search results that are displayed as fast as a user types in a search query
  • A preview window that enables users to view entire files within Yahoo! Desktop Search without opening them
  • Advanced privacy controls to ensure that Web browser cache and history are not searchable
  • The ability to find and play audio or video files without launching a separate media player

In making the announcement, Yahoo! said that the introduction of Yahoo! Desktop Search Beta is the first of many planned product releases designed to help users save time and be more productive by creating a single search experience that enables them to access personally relevant information and content stored on their desktop and in the Yahoo! network.

Source: Yahoo!, Inc.

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