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A provider of Internet addressing services hopes to unify how you navigate the Web when using different browsers and computers. This week, OpenDNS introduced "shortcuts" -- settings you may use to reach certain Web sites when typing in specific alphanumeric combinations in the address bar. For instance, you can define "nyt" to bring you to the home page of The New York Times or "tech" to bring you to the site's technology section. You can define "g" to reach Google and type "g sopranos" in a browser's address bar to do a search on the television show.
Big deal, Maxthon browser has had that for years - and you don't need to use some online service to make it happen.
It's called URL alias, and you set it up in the browser. I type qq to go to Google Images and I type g to go to Google. bb takes me to the Babelfish translation service and NZ takes me to the news.
Why use an online service to keep track of all of this when a browser can do it with no problems, and has been doing it for years?