Showdown in Cyberspace

Those 800-gigabyte gorillas of the Web, Google and Yahoo!, are locked in a furious battle to capture our eyeballs—and the winner, so far, is the user. Each portal has launched a flurry of nifty features and cool tools in the past few months. Here's a guide to the best new stuff.

Google Earth: This software, available as a free download at, lets PC users navigate a 3-D map of the globe, jumping from city to city and seeing remarkably detailed satellite images.

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Google Labs: A suite of 15 experimental...

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