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Wednesday, 2nd January 2008

Briefs: CrossRef Passes 30 Million DOI Mark; Mobile Search and Shopping Stats; Say Hello to What'sOpen

+ CrossRef Passes 30 Million DOI Mark
Congrats to the entire CrossRef team!
See Also: Most Clicked DOI in the Past Month

+ When It Comes to Mobile Search, Holiday Shoppers are Still Looking for Wal-Mart and Target (via FiereceWireless)
Data was gathered from November 23rd, Black Friday, to Dec. 7th from millions of searches conducted by customers of several V-ENABLE partners including major national carriers such as Alltel and MetroPCS. The top ten retail business searches in major metropolitan areas were:

Top Retail Searches:
1.Wal-Mart
2.Target
3.Game Stop
4.Best Buy
5.Walgreens
6.Publix
7.AutoZone
8.KMart
9. Toys R Us
10. Blockbuster Video

+ WhatsOpen Aims To Disseminate Local Business Hours Data Across Platforms (via Search Engine Land)

+ Wikia to Launch Next Week (via SEW)
It's going to be a bit sad to see this project get all sorts of media attention and library/librarian/scholar built and maintained tools with plenty of human editorial influence forgotten. We're talking about services like:
+ LII
+ InfoMine
+ Intute
+ IPL and subject specific services like GlobalEdge.


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