As Google has evolved, it has transformed from what began as nothing more than a simple search engine into a plethora of online tools, many of whom people have come to rely on. Google is well aware of that and is always seeking to expand their audience, and as such has now released their custom search platform to the world as a while.
Google Custom Search began like most other Google projects as an experiment to see if people, particularly businesses, would find crafting their own Google frontend useful. Obviously they got the interest they wanted, and now are making it available in 40 languages around the world. While the “CSE” as they call it is aimed at businesses and not individuals, it too like has a “free” version and a pay version.
Now, in a month we'll hear from Microsoft about “Windows Live Custom Search”.