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MagicTaxi is Charitable search engine

Magictaxi is a new search engine with a twist. It gives half of all its profits to charities and uses Yahoo search system to do so. Not only that but it can also look straight into Kelkoo and Wikipedia as well.

I like the idea as it means giving something to the needy for essentially nothing. Like most internet users, searching on the net is something I always do and estimates put each search at around one tenth of a penny. Over a year, it probably means around £100 annually if I were to use it all day.

Magictaxi will give the profits to 20 or so major Charities across UK. If you want to help even more, there's a toolbar and a 2GB dedicated email account that should woo some of you. The email account comes with a Spam filter, auto responders, a calendar and antivirus on top of a to do list.

Why not use MagicTaxi regularly (opens in new tab)? If you want to donate a little bit of your clicking habits to save the world and feed the hungry, why not try the Hunger site. Clicking on the central button will feed the hungry with 1.1 cups of staple food. That might sound small, but in 2005 alone they have collected 2723 tons of food.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.