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You probably have a ton of stuff on the Internet, all contained within your "digital life stream", spread across a seemingly unending list of web services and social networks. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a way to search through all of that, Google style? Enter Greplin, almost certainly named after the Unix grep command, taking the many service inputs and piping them to its search tool.
The news of Yahoo's deal to use Microsoft's Bing for search at best has some standing vigil over BOSS and SearchMonkey (our profiles of the BOSS API and Yahoo Search API). At worst, many are already calling the services dead.
It looked like Yahoo BOSS was dead 18 months ago, when the Microsoft search deal was announced. Behind the scenes, Yahoo has been re-tooling its Yahoo BOSS API, which lets developers Build their Own Search Service. With a re-launch coming next month, it has released technical documentation, which includes changes to authentication, the option to use ads from the service, as well as introductory prices for the service.