Techdirt: Is Google's Proprietary Tech Stack Destroying Its Acquisitions? from the not-invented-at-Google-syndrome dept While Google has bought plenty of small startups, almost none of those deals have amounted to very much. It almost seems like most of the startups disappear... continue reading "When Google tech is a hinderance" »

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Official Google Blog: Knol is open to everyone 7/23/2008 10:31:00 AM A few months ago we announced that we were testing a new product called Knol. Knols are authoritative articles about specific topics, written by people who know about those... continue reading "Knol is open for business: Worst product name ever?" »

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Slashdot | Google Open Sources Its Data Interchange Format: A number of readers have noted Google's open sourcing of their internal data interchange format, called Protocol Buffers (here's the code and the doc). Google elevator statement for Protocol Buffers is... continue reading "Google's Data Interchange format better than XML?" »

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Official Google Blog: Introduction to Google Search Quality 5/20/2008 06:20:00 PM Posted by Udi Manber, VP Engineering, Search Quality Search Quality is the name of the team responsible for the ranking of Google search results. Our job is clear: A... continue reading "Introduction to Google "search quality"" »

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Developer Sergey Solyanik writing at his blog, 1-800-MAGIC: Back to Microsoft Last week I left Google to go back to Microsoft, where I started this Monday (and so not surprisingly, I was too busy to blog about it). I think... continue reading "Why would anyone quit Google?" »

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Check out Microsoft Searches For Meaning In Powerset. I am not so sure this is the answer. Any thoughts?... continue reading "Can MS capitalize on semantic search?" »

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Sebastian Mary is saving me a lot of work here.... continue reading "Another great If:Book summary: Privacy and Net Neutrality" »

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WWW 2008: Refereed Papers: Paper Title: PageRank for Product Image Search Authors: * Yushi Jing(Georgia Institute of Technology and Google, Inc.) * Shumeet Baluja(Google Inc.) Abstract: In this paper, we cast the image-ranking problem into the task of identifying "authority"... continue reading "Better image searches ahead?" »

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NEJM: Tectonic Shifts in the Health Information Economy Kenneth D. Mandl, M.D., M.P.H., and Isaac S. Kohane, M.D., Ph.D. In a recent shift in the health information landscape, large corporations are seeking an integral and transformative role in the management... continue reading "How should we regulate privately held health records?" »

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This week I am in the Bay Area. I gave a talk at UC Davis yesterday and will be visiting some interesting people in Silicon Valley the rest of the week. While driving on I-80 and approaching Berkeley, I turned... continue reading "Interesting interview with Marissa Mayer" »

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Leslie Johnston at Digital Eccentric has a couple of helpful links that tell the story.... continue reading "What's happening with the Semantic Web?" »

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The March 2008 issue of First Monday (volume 13, number 3) is now available at http://journals.uic.edu/fm/ ------- Table of Contents Volume 13, Number 3 - 3 March 2008 Special issue: Critical Perspectives on Web 2.0 edited by Michael Zimmer Preface:... continue reading "Essential issue of First Monday now available" »

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The Common Datatrust Foundation is an interesting new project devoted to the following: Raise awareness of the privacy challenges we face today. Broker the exchange of data between individuals, institutions, businesses, and government. Advance new solutions for securely storing and... continue reading "What's Google's REAL mission statement?" »

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Hal Varian Answers Your Questions - Freakonomics - Opinion - New York Times Blog: ... Last week, we solicited your questions for Google chief economist Hal Varian. Here are his answers. Thanks to Hal for his generosity and to all... continue reading "Google's chief economist, Hal Varian, answers questions" »

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I have been talking to a few people in the academy how and why they use Google Scholar. Anybody unaffiliated with academia have experience with the service? Does it serve you well? Have you found anything useful? How often to... continue reading "Question about Google Scholar" »

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Google, search, and the economic imperative of comprehensiveness: The topic this week was whether the classic concerns about media concentration around broadcasting and publishing, i.e. the worry that more and more media outlets are owned by fewer and fewer companies,... continue reading "Tarleton Gillespie on "The economic imperative of comprehensiveness"" »

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From GoogleBlogoscoped: Marissa Mayer of Google says: Social search happens every day. When you ask a friend “what movies are good to go see?” or “where should we go to dinner?”, you are doing a verbal social search. You’re trying... continue reading "What would "social search" look like?" »

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I Want Media: David Eun: Google Won't Become a Media Company The head of Google's content partnerships insists that the Internet behemoth won't be a competitor to traditional media. Producing content is "not our business," he says. "Journalists, news bureaus... continue reading ""That's not what we do."" »

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RealClearMarkets: Might Google Buy the New York Times? By John Ellis In the last five years, the New York Times has declined in value by an astonishing 70 percent. There is no indication that things will get better any time... continue reading "This makes no sense" »

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Julia of The Folks' Web writes this smart and helpful response to this blog: ... Vaidhyanathan seems to think that it would have been better if the government would have set up something like this as a public service, rather... continue reading ""Why I Trust Google"" »

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Wired Science from Wired.com: Google to Host Terabytes of Open-Source Science Data By Alexis Madrigal EmailJanuary 18, 2008 | 2:23:21 PMCategories: Dataset, Research Einsteingoogle Sources at Google have disclosed that the humble domain, http://research.google.com, will soon provide a home for... continue reading "Google to host open science data sets" »

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From the Times of London: From The Times January 14, 2008 White bread for young minds, says university professor Alexandra Frean, Education Editor Google is “white bread for the mind”, and the internet is producing a generation of students who... continue reading "UK Professor bans Google from her classes" »

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From Digging Digitally: At the last ASOR (American Schools of Oriental Research), Gary L. Christopherson (University of Arizona) gave an interesting talk called "'Google' Archaeology: data and applications for everybody." The talk discussed the huge and under-recognized impact Google is... continue reading "How is Google affecting scholarship?" »

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TechCrunch reports that Wikia Search Is A Complete Letdown. Many of us have waited a year as the Jimmy Wales hype machine promised a human powered search engine that could take on Google. Tonight that search engine launched at alpha.search.wikia.com,... continue reading "Jimbo Wales' new search service -- Wikia -- debuts today" »

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Rich Skrenta, co-founder of news site Topix and the Open Directory Project, writes that PageRank wrecked the web. I am not sure I follow his argument. But it's interesting. Over at Smartmobs, Marius Chitosca writes about Skrenta's new project: a... continue reading "How bad is Page Rank? Can someone compete with Google on Web Search?" »

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if:book: a few rough notes on knols: ... Google's new encyclopedia will go head to head with Wikipedia in the search rankings, though in format it more resembles other ad-supported, single-author info sources like the About.com or Squidoo. The knol-verse... continue reading "Ben Vershbow of IfBook outlines Knol" »

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Michael Madison writes: I’ll go out and a limb and say that as Research Dean at Pitt, I think that Paul Caron’s “Google Rank” list of U.S. law schools is more than a curiosity. Is it too much of a... continue reading "What do Google ranks tell us about law schools?" »

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Google: As Open As It Wants To Be (IE, When It's Convenient): In two weeks, we've had two "open" initiatives from Google: OpenSocial, to free social networking data from behind the Facebook walled garden and the Open Handset Alliance, to... continue reading "Great analysis of the relative "openness" of Google by Danny Sullivan" »

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Teaching Geology, Google-Style - Chronicle.com: Teaching Geology, Google Style Rocks, contrary to popular belief, do move. They just do it slowly, over the course of hundreds of thousands of years. The pace doesn't make for scintillating geology lectures or textbooks.... continue reading "Using Google Earth to teach Geology" »

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How Google Works by David Carr is a great nuts-and-bolts guide to how Google was built and how it operates such a stunning amount of data capacity. Check out the section on the file system. Amazing. And this section, about... continue reading "'How Google Works:" One of the best Google articles I have encountered" »

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Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity (New York University Press, 2001)

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