Category Archives: General

Fast Flip: Is Bing Affecting Google?

…via Ask and SearchMe, that is?  Let me explain.  Google announced a new bit of interface design into its News search results today: Fast Flip: Google Fast Flip is a web application that lets users…”flip” through pages online as quickly … Continue reading

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Google’s Long Term Goals: More of the Same

A few days ago there was a Techcrunch interview of Google’s Eric Schmidt. Here’s the bit that struck me: [TC] The long term goal of Google search, he says, is to give the user one exactly right answer to a … Continue reading

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My Luddite Summer

I came across an interesting post today entitled “My Luddite Summer” by NYT blogger Timothy Egan.  Just wanted to share this tidbit: Came back to the city. Took part in a three-day experiment with other writers to see who was … Continue reading

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Is Good Enough Good Enough?

“The Good Enough Revolution: When Cheap and Simple Is Just Fine” is the title of a new Wired article.  In it, Robert Capps makes the following point: The world has sped up, become more connected and a whole lot busier. … Continue reading

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Marissa Mayer talk at PARC

I just got back from a PARC open forum, in which Marissa Mayer gave a talk about the Physics of Data, and Innovation at Google.  All in all, it was fine.  Maybe a third of the talk was about new … Continue reading

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Google not very Googly

If it wasn’t official before, it is now.  Google self-advertises: In the latest shot fired in Google Inc.’s ongoing battle with Microsoft Corp., Google announced today that it’s taking this fight to the streets. Literally. Google is kicking off a … Continue reading

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Comments: Search Engines and Advertising

I have been quiet lately on the blogpost front. Am still looking for a free moment to write up my reactions to the recent SIGIR 2009 conference.  In the meantime, I am having a good time with Neal Richter and … Continue reading

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Googling with Bing

I’ve been rather quiet on the blog as of late, and that will probably continue for a while.  My summer has been much busier than expected.  In the meantime, I’ll share a short sketch that I recently came across, entitled … Continue reading

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Will Chrome OS have RAW support?

Much ado has been made today in the blogosphere about the newly announced (but 1.5 years from being shipped) Chrome OS from that search engine company, Google.  Here is an excerpt from the announcement:  We designed Google Chrome for people who live on … Continue reading

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Bing = Bing Is Not Google

As reported by Scoble: I agree — very clever and quite funny.  A recursion that all computer scientists should appreciate, tipping its hat to similarly-constructed acronyms, such as GNU (Gnu’s Not Unix) and Pine (Pine is not Elm). It’s … Continue reading

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