The mySociety project has just been awarded a decent slug of funding.
mySociety is delighted to announce that we are being awarded £250,000 by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM), in response to a bid we made partnership with West Sussex County Council just before Christmas. The funding is part of something called theFunnily enough, this makes me very, very happy. Much respect to Tom S and Brax.
e-innovations fund, a pot of government cash set aside to stimulate useful and innovative new online projects - in otherwords exactly the type of thing mySociety was set up to build.
Ask Jeeves just announced it was suspending its paid-inclusion service which gave those willing to pay preferential access to its search indexes and hence search results.
Church and state don't mix when it comes to a utility such as web search... yellow pages is yellow pages; the phone book is the phone book...