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Facebook Acq-Retired Face.com, But Here's Why It Will Bank By Reviving Its Facial Recog API

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Tagged photos are Facebook’s lifeblood, and it would be happy to suck them out of other apps. That’s why I suspect Facebook will resurrect Face.com’s facial recognition API, even though it just shut it down less than a month after acquiring the Israeli company. Reopening the API will let other apps’...
Facebook Acq-Retired Face.com, But Here's Why It Will Bank By Reviving Its Facial Recog API

Happy or sad? You might not see that ad, if Microsoft Kinect can figure out your mood

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A while back we reported about a Microsoft patent application for a system that would scan your posts on Facebook and other social media (with your permission, presumably) to deduce your mood, interests, and possibly even your intelligence, to help deliver search results more suited to you. Now the company...
Happy or sad? You might not see that ad, if Microsoft Kinect can figure out your mood
Top 5 Spotify Apps For Music Discovery

This App Schedules A Date Between Two People Who Know Nothing About Each Other

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OkCupid is trying to make it even easier for people to find love.  Today, the dating company is launching a standalone app called Crazy Blind Date that sets up dates for single people. To use it, all you have to do is sign up, create a basic profile, select places...
This App Schedules A Date Between Two People Who Know Nothing About Each Other

New Megaupload To Launch On Police Raid Anniversary

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With 50 million visitors per day at its peak, Megaupload was one of the largest websites on the Internet. This abruptly ended January this year when the U.S. Government took down the file-hosting service and had several key employees arrested including founder Kim Dotcom. Despite ongoing criminal proceedings Dotcom and...
New Megaupload To Launch On Police Raid Anniversary

The 404 1,232: Where we see through your Subreddit (podcast)

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Facebook knows more about you than your own mother, but who knew its "Frictionless Sharing" algorithm could predict your sexuality and out your secrets? Disturbing stories of Facebook TMI on today's episode. [Read more]...
The 404 1,232: Where we see through your Subreddit (podcast)

Home-Design Help--At What Cost?

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Zillow, the real estate website and app that got its start by uncovering hidden details about homes for sale, is taking a stylish turn. In its seven-year existence, Zillow has expanded into home financing and rental properties. And now it is dipping a toe into home decorating and design, forcing...
Home-Design Help--At What Cost?

Pirate Bay and isoHunt Respond to Google Search Result Punishment

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Last week Google announced that it would lower the search engine rankings of websites that receive a high number of DMCA takedown requests, independent of whether the linked content is lawful or not. The algorithm change is being implemented this week and it should severely degrade the rankings of websites...
Pirate Bay and isoHunt Respond to Google Search Result Punishment

LinkedIn's Algorithm Tells Flickr Co-Founder Caterina Fake To Apply For A Job As Senior Product Manager At Flickr (LNKD, YHOO)

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Caterina Fake co-founded, then sold photo-sharing site Flickr to Yahoo in 2005. She left Yahoo/Flickr in 2008. LinkedIn thinks she should go back. She just tweeted this funny job suggestion from LinkedIn. LinkedIn says I could apply to be Sr. Product Manager of Mobile for Flickr! Plus some other jobs....
LinkedIn's Algorithm Tells Flickr Co-Founder Caterina Fake To Apply For A Job As Senior Product Manager At Flickr (LNKD, YHOO)

Google's Evil Plan

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Google’s evil plan is simple and not so evil. Don’t Be Evil Any successful company is going to draw criticism. Google probably gets more of it than others because of their ‘Don’t Be Evil’ motto. Algorithm changes shuffle branded sites higher and people shout ‘evil!’ Google begins to disintermediate certain...
Google's Evil Plan
Nokia engineer shows how to pirate games from the Windows 8 store

YouTube Changes Its Search Ranking Algorithm To Focus On Engagement, Not Just Clicks

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YouTube just announced that it is changing its search ranking algorithm to highlight videos that keep viewers engaged. The idea here, says YouTube, is to “reward engaging videos that keep viewers watching.” Because of this change, YouTube expects that the time viewers spent watching videos from search will increase in...
YouTube Changes Its Search Ranking Algorithm To Focus On Engagement, Not Just Clicks
How Real-Time Bidding Could Save Mobile Advertising

Facebook suggests upcoming events and recently released albums in News Feed

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Some Facebook users are seeing stories about upcoming events and recently released albums in their News Feeds, we’ve found. The new stories are similar to the “upcoming concerts” module that some users began to see last month. Now, Facebook is suggesting some non-music events, as well, based on their location,...
Facebook suggests upcoming events and recently released albums in News Feed
Dachis Group’s Advocate Insight Finds A Brand’s Most Valuable Fans
Amazing Alex is the No. 1 paid app in over 50 countries, but can't crack the top grossing charts

Can an algorithm win your fantasy football league?

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English computer science academics create an algorithm-based software that they claim creates a most excellent fantasy team. Is this progress? [Read more]...
Can an algorithm win your fantasy football league?

With An Extra $1.2M From Rally Capital, Pirq Adds Loyalty, Nat'l Rollout To Its Restaurant Deals App

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We last heard from Pirq when the company announced a nice deal with Apple to offer its employees a special app for discounts on food at restaurants near its offices in Cupertino — a relationship that just might develop into something further, according to sources at the time. Today, however,...
With An Extra $1.2M From Rally Capital, Pirq Adds Loyalty, Nat'l Rollout To Its Restaurant Deals App

Rugby analytics: mining hidden insights from Six Nations performance data

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Statistics are now ubiquitous in baseball and increasingly so football, but the 2013 Six Nations sees rugby join the revolutionStatistics' courtship of sport has been lengthy and at times painful to watch, but the 21st Century has seen a breakthrough, and it's now almost impossible to watch any top level...
Rugby analytics: mining hidden insights from Six Nations performance data

Twitter, Facebook, and Airtime Are Waging War Against The Internet’s Stupidity

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The Web is overrun with dumb hashtags, chart-topping fart apps, and guys just waiting to show you their d*cks. But with this week’s launch of Twitter’s Tailored Trends, Facebook’s App Center, and Airtime’s safety net, some tech companies are fighting back. If you can’t get people to act smarter, at...
Twitter, Facebook, and Airtime Are Waging War Against The Internet’s Stupidity

Summly brings you the news at a glance

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Summly is a new iOS app from the company of the same name. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store, and is currently highlighted as an Editor’s Choice app on the front page of the store. Summly is a news-reading app similar to titles like Flipboard,...
Summly brings you the news at a glance

Do Klout Perks carry any real-world weight?

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You may be more than the sum of your parts, but to Klout, you're just a number. The analytics company monitors your interactions on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and beyond. It then sorts through the data to generate a numeric score that purportedly "measures a person's overall online influence" on...
Do Klout Perks carry any real-world weight?
Google-sponsored research identifies groups of bogus product reviewers

Marketing Day: March 12, 2013

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Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the Web. From Marketing Land: Facebook News Feed Algorithm Update Weather Reports? At this morning’s SMX West Keynote with Grady Burnett, Vice President of Global Marketing... Please visit Marketing Land...
Marketing Day: March 12, 2013
Shedding some realistic light on Imagination's real-time ray tracing card

VERSUS IO Aims To Compare Anything - Has Its Fanboy Filter Dialled High

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This one’s likely to have M.G. Siegler a little riled: VERSUS IO is a newly-launched comparison engine that puts the Samsung Galaxy S3 ahead of the iPhone 4S! But fanboy wars aside, the startup is an interesting proposition. Initially targeting buying decisions around smartphones and tablets, it eventually plans to apply...
VERSUS IO Aims To Compare Anything - Has Its Fanboy Filter Dialled High

SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 26, 2012

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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Official Google Panda Update Version 3.8 On June 25th Google has announced they pushed out a new refresh to the Panda algorithm recently. This update... Please...
SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 26, 2012

Facebook Is Now Making Its Own Weather

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The post Facebook Is Now Making Its Own Weather appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.(image) The past month or so has seen the rise and fall of an interesting Internet tempest – the kind of story that gets widely picked up, then quickly amplified into storms of anger, then...
Facebook Is Now Making Its Own Weather

A Relevant Tale: How Google Killed Inktomi

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On March 20th, 2000 Inktomi had a market capitalization of 25 billion dollars. As a relatively early employee, I was a multimillionaire on paper. Life was good. In the next year and a half the stock went down by 99.9%. In the end, Inktomi was acquired by Yahoo for...
A Relevant Tale: How Google Killed Inktomi
Percolate Partners With Getty Images And Aviary To Help Companies Create And Share Images
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