Open States: search legislative data in all 50 states

The  Sunlight Foundation launches Open States , a site with searchable legislative data for all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Open States is the only comprehensive database of activities from all state capitols that makes it easy to find your state lawmaker, review their votes, search for legislation, track bills and much more.

via Open States: search legislative data in all 50 states – Boing Boing.

Google Pays Apple $1 Billion A Year To Be Default Search Provider On iOS

It is really not much more complicated than this:

Google Pays Apple $1 Billion A Year To Be Default Search Provider On iOS.

$1 Billion a year to be Apple’s search default.  So, I guess there is money to be made in search (and retrieval)…

…if you are Apple.

Google Pays Apple $1 Billion A Year To Be Default Search Provider On iOS [Report] | Cult of Mac.

February Book Display

Anniversary of Soviet Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan – 1989

The USSR’s target of withdrawal of all Soviet troops from Afghanistan by this date was essentially met, ending more than nine years of intervention in a civil war. Check out some of the “future” developments of the country afterwards through the WCC Library Collection.