Google rips off RealNames idea!

Thanks for the pointer Dave.

The new Google toolbar clearly rips off the RealNames idea. I’m flattered. Shame they didn’t give credit, after all I am one of the inventors of this patent.

Maybe I’ll go and start a search engine grin

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Microsoft’s own version of the RealNames idea is overwritten by the Google toolbar. With Microsoft’s version you always went to an MSN search results page from a Keyword entered into the address bar. With Google you often go right to the page – as you should. So at least Google has done it right.