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In February of 2003, Google engineer Naga Sridhar got tired of regularly visiting Google News to check for developments in the imminent US war with Iraq. So he put together an application that would email him when a news story broke that matched a specified query. Naga demonstrated his prototype to co-founder Sergey Brin, who […]

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This page was last modified on: Tuesday March 13, 2007

Keeping Abreast of the News

Note: Nancy uses this page for presentations on her favorite Google features. You can find more information about these features in other sections of Google Guide.

I set up Google Alerts to send me email when news articles of interest to me appear on the web.

I’ve also set up Google Alert, a third-party service available at www.googlealert.com.

Google Alert is more flexible and returns more results than Google’s News Alerts.
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This page was last modified on: Friday February 2, 2007

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