Google News now allows you to customize the homepage layout. The feature means you can re-arrange the sections (Sci/Tech, Entertainment, US, World, Business etc) and introduce new Google News search topics onto your homepage. Good for monitoring company news, trends or topics as you might with the email Alerts. Rather disappointingly there is still no RSS feed – but there are work-arounds for that on the web. Here for instance.
On a related but separate note, today I’ve discovered a fun variant of the Google egosurf, where you search on Google Images instead of the Web for your name. Thankfully I turn up no results on my full name but my last name reveals some
inmates relatives I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting.