Quixey's Deep Mobile Search Will Change The Way You Use Your Phone Search is broken. That's because just when we figured out how to crawl and organize the infinite pages of the World Wide Web, we switched to a new way of accessing the Internet: apps. Now, nearly 2 billion smartphones later, humanity has one experience searching the desktop web and quite another when it come to finding things on the devices we carry with us everywhere. The result? A fractured mess. The mathematics of discovering new things A visualization of the new model for how one new idea allows others. (Tria et al) Here’s your cool math for the day: a model showing that when one new thing happens, more will follow. It seems like common sense. If you listen to a new artist on your online music engine for the first time, you’ll likely become aware of many other of songs by that artists that you’ve never heard before. And by discovering one new artist's music, you’ll be opened up to songs that the algorithm finds to be similar to it.
MapReduce for the Masses: Zero to Hadoop in Five Minutes with Common Crawl Common Crawl aims to change the big data game with our repository of over 40 terabytes of high-quality web crawl information into the Amazon cloud, the net total of 5 billion crawled pages. In this blog post, we’ll show you how you can harness the power of MapReduce data analysis against the Common Crawl dataset with nothing more than five minutes of your time, a bit of local configuration, and 25 cents. When Google unveiled its MapReduce algorithm to the world in an academic paper in 2004, it shook the very foundations of data analysis. By establishing a basic pattern for writing data analysis code that can run in parallel against huge datasets, speedy analysis of data at massive scale finally became a reality, turning many orthodox notions of data analysis on their head. When you’ve got a taste of what’s possible when open source meets open data, we’d like to whet your appetite by asking you to remix this code.
WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. WIPO Translate WIPO has developed a ground-breaking new “artificial intelligence”-based translation tool for patent documents. Programmatic Marketing Management Platform DataXu’s programmatic marketing software enables marketers to build stronger brands in a digital world, leveraging data and analytics to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their customer acquisition strategies. Understand your customersEngage consumers at every point in the customer journeyOptimally manage your marketing investments Turn Data into Insight, Action and ROI DataXu helps you market more intelligently by answering tough questions: Who are our most profitable customers? How does their response differ by product, channel and messaging?
The Industries Plagued by the Most Uncertainty - Jeff Dyer, Nathan Furr, and Curtis Lefrandt by Jeff Dyer, Nathan Furr and Curtis Lefrandt | 9:00 AM September 11, 2014 It’s a cliché to say that the world is more uncertain than ever before, but few realize just how much uncertainty has increased over the past 50 years. To illustrate this, consider that patent applications in the U.S. have increased by 6x (from 100k to 600k annually) and, worldwide, start-ups have increased from 10 million to almost 100 million per year. That means new technologies and new competitors are hitting the market at an unprecedented rate. Although uncertainty is accelerating, it isn’t affecting all industries the same way. That’s because there are two primary types of uncertainty — demand uncertainty (will customers buy your product?)
A Search Engine for Programmers 28 Sep 2011 If you are a programmer /developer who often shuffles between writing code in multiple languages, check this search engine for all programming related documentation. couch mode print story Google's slippery slope: If search giant pays Twitter for content, should it pay all publishers? Toward the end of Bloomberg’s story about a potential deal between Google and Twitter to display tweets in search results, this bit at the end made me sit up: “There’s no advertising revenue involved in the deal between Twitter and Google, one of the people said. That suggests Twitter will receive data-licensing revenue, which was $41 million in the third quarter, up from $16 million a year earlier.” Frozen Poop Pills Fight Life-Threatening Infections Fecal transplant pills help patients avoid invasive procedures while restoring healthy gut bacteria. Courtesy of the Hohmann Lab hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of the Hohmann Lab Fecal transplant pills help patients avoid invasive procedures while restoring healthy gut bacteria.
Top 7 Semantic Search Engines As An Alternative To Google There’s no denying the power and popularity of the Google search engine, and in comparison to other similar search engines such as Bing, where results are based on page rankings and algorithms, they excel. But there are other ways to search the web, using what are known as semantic search engines. Using a semantic search engine will ensure more relevant results based on the ability to understand the definition of the word or term that is being searched for, rather than on numbers. Semantic search engines are able to understand the context in which the words are being used, resulting in smart, relevant results. This is a list of the top 7 search engines to get you started in the world of semantic searching.
Anomaly Detection is the New Black Ted Dunning, Chief Applications Architect, MapR Technologies In a smooth-running business, something that stands out from normal usually is not good. But even if it’s a happy accident, you still need to look at it. Sounds simple, but with huge amounts of data this can be challenging, and the volume of incoming data is growing fast. More and more things are being attached to the Internet, and these things are often continuously making measurements to determine how they are working and what is around them. Web Summit Blog Hundreds of fascinating companies are exhibiting at Web Summit – register your company here to be a part of it There are some genuine game-changers in this week’s selection of START companies, and they only add to the already impressive list of disruptive startups on their way to Web Summit in just a few weeks. Just like our previous rundown of startups exhibiting in the same field at Web Summit 2014, the below companies cover all kinds of industries, from entertainment and recruitment to cartography and municipal politics. Some of them will be travelling to Web Summit from as far away as India or Los Angeles, while there are a couple of startups based just up the road from Web Summit HQ.
Siprnet: where America stores its secret cables How did such an enormous electronic database come into existence and then apparently be so easily leaked? The answer lies in the tag "Sipdis" which appears on the string of address codes heading each cable. It stands for Siprnet Distribution. Siprnet is itself an acronym, for Secret Internet Protocol Router Network. Siprnet was designed to solve the chronic problem of big bureaucracies – how to share information easily and confidentially among large numbers of people spread around the world. Siprnet is a worldwide US military internet system, kept separate from the ordinary civilian internet and run by the defence department in Washington.
Freebase - Google+ When we publicly launched Freebase back in 2007, we thought of it as a "Wikipedia for structured data." So it shouldn't be surprising that we've been closely watching the Wikimedia Foundation's project Wikidata since it launched about two years ago. We believe strongly in a robust community-driven effort to collect and curate structured knowledge about the world, but we now think we can serve that goal best by supporting Wikidata -- they’re growing fast, have an active community, and are better-suited to lead an open collaborative knowledge base. So we've decided to help transfer the data in Freebase to Wikidata, and in mid-2015 we’ll wind down the Freebase service as a standalone project. Freebase has also supported developer access to the data, so before we retire it, we’ll launch a new API for entity search powered by Google's Knowledge Graph. Here are the important dates to know: