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This makes a great staring point not only for programmers who want a leg up on finishing projects, but also neat for would-be software entrepreneurs who want to surf for ideas.
** Google Voice Local Search ** http://labs.google.com/goog411/
Ok, I'll admit to some skepticism when I saw that Google would help me find the number for the local barbershop just by talking into my phone.
But Google actually surprised me when I dialed 1-800-GOOG-411.
The phone asked me to say the city and state I wanted to search, and then asked me if I wanted to search by business name or business category.
Once I found the business I wanted, Google went ahead and dialed the number for me.
I found the service no worse than the automated search from the phone company, and Google offers this service FREE.
Well worth a call if you find yourself paying some hefty 411 fees to the phone company or your wireless provider.
** Google Reader ** http://reader.google.com/
The jury is still debating whether my dear sweet mother will ever subscribe to an RSS feed (the syndication feeds from blogs, news services, and more), so I'm not sure how universal RSS will ever get.
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