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Yesterday's Mashup of the Day was a fun one for those who miss the good old days of command shells,, "the unofficial google shell". Developer Stefan Grothkopp coded this on top of the Google Ajax Search API to give you a command shell for interacting with Google search queries.

Google's REST API for Search

In the beginning, there was the Google (SOAP) Search API. In December 2006, Google no longer issued any new keys for this API. Those with keys already could still use the API, but it was effectively deprecated.

Mashups as High-School Homework

ResultR deserves mention as it's a meta search engine mashup built by two self-described "Web 2.0 Kids" as a high-school project. With it you can create your own search engine by choosing from 30+ sources you might want to include in your results.