Indexing & Search Engine: Emerging Technologies of 2008

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2008-12-24
 
 
 

Emerging Technologies of 2008

by Jim Rapoza

Emerging Technologies of 2008

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The browser wars returned with a bang in 2008, and new entrant Google shocked everyone with its impressive new Chrome Web browser.

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While Google was the exciting new rookie in the browser wars, stalwart veteran Mozilla stayed strong with its excellent new Firefox 3 browser.

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Hulu.com revolutionized online video with its impressive site for finding and watching free and legal movies and TV shows.

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Users of social networks such as Facebook finally got more control over how they share data to friends and connections.

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New technologies and offerings such as Google Friend Connect make it easy for any site to add social networking capabilities.

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New competition in online search emerged with offerings such as Wikia Search.

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Cuil provided a more visual, if in some ways flawed, approach to Web searches.

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Online services give regular users and small businesses access to near infinite amounts of online storage.

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The Apple App Store provided a means for application developers to reach all iPhone users.

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