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Gravity launches API, ushers in a personalized Web for all

Baidu opens its Singapore research centre, sharpening its focus on Southeast Asia

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Chinese search giant Baidu has officially opened the doors on its new Singapore-based research centre, signalling the its clear intention to develop local services for Southeast Asia and expand its presence across the region. Initially announced in February, Baidu launched the Baidu-I2R Research Centre (BIRC) to develop technologies and information that...
Baidu opens its Singapore research centre, sharpening its focus on Southeast Asia

What does Yahoo want with Summly?

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It has barely been available for one month, but mobile news aggregator Summly has clearly impressed Marissa Mayer. AllThingsD reported that the Yahoo CEO is doing due diligence to acquire the app created by 17-year-old London developer Nick D’Aloisio — and we understand the report is correct. The new Yahoo...
What does Yahoo want with Summly?

Dave McClure Backs Comparison Engine VERSUS IO -- More Silicon Valley Love For Berlin

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Berlin as a startup hub continues to heat up, with some commentators placing it alongside or overtaking London (heresy!), so it should be no surprise to see the German city’s best and brightest tech companies attract investment from Silicon Valley. And so it is that news comes today that Dave...
Dave McClure Backs Comparison Engine VERSUS IO -- More Silicon Valley Love For Berlin

Google's Knowledge Graph Expands To More Languages, Including Italian, Japanese And Russian

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Google Fellow Ben Gomes just took the stage at LeWeb Paris and announced that Google’s Knowledge Graph project is now available in a number of new languages, including Italian and Russian (we’re still confirming if Google also added other languages, too). The Knowledge Graph project, which is one of Google’s...
Google's Knowledge Graph Expands To More Languages, Including Italian, Japanese And Russian

Wolfram Research nearly had a deal to use its tech in Google search, "but it blew up"'

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Stephen Wolfram, the CEO of Wolfram Research, took to the stage at The Next Web Conference Europe 2013 today to discuss the ‘Computational Future’. Afterwards, he met up with TNW’s Paul Sawers to discuss automated medical diagnosis, the incredible potential of natural language processing and more. At the end of the...
Wolfram Research nearly had a deal to use its tech in Google search, "but it blew up"'

How We'll Get Beyond the Emoticon

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There’s a sarcasm font. It’s brilliant, actually. Reversed italics, slanted left instead of right, perfectly conveys the tone of sarcasm. But sarcasm is practically the default state of online communication. What about the rest of the spectrum of human emotions? The trouble is that a text-based medium strips our messages...
How We'll Get Beyond the Emoticon

Hoppit Launches The World’s First Ambience Search Engine For Restaurants

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Finding a good restaurant – even in a city you’ve never been to – has never been easier. Thanks to Yelp, Urbanspoon and its various brethren, a good place to eat is generally just a few clicks away. What if you want to find a restaurant with a very specific...
Hoppit Launches The World’s First Ambience Search Engine For Restaurants

The beauty of machine learning? It never stops learning

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(c) 2012 Pinar Ozger. pinar@pinarozger.com Business not using machine learning to augment the products and services will find it difficult to compete in the future according to panelists at GigaOm’s Structure:Data event on Wednesday. Not only will these companies be at a competitive disadvantage at first, it will get worse. Why?...
The beauty of machine learning? It never stops learning
SwiftKey for Android challenges Swype with integrated 'Flow' input

Wavii confirms acquisition by Google, starts to wind down its own service

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There was an odd level of uncertainty surrounding Google's reported buyout of Wavii: where Google usually mentions acquisitions in short order, mum's been the word for much of the past week. Thankfully, we won't be left hanging over the weekend -- Wavii has stepped forward to confirm the deal...
Wavii confirms acquisition by Google, starts to wind down its own service

Big Data Could Cripple Facebook

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So there’s this startup called SmogFarm, which does big-data sentiment analysis, “pulse of the planet” stuff. I spotted them last year, and now they’ve got an actual product with an actual business model up and running in private beta: KredStreet, “The Social Stock Trader Rankings,” which performs sentiment analysis on...
Big Data Could Cripple Facebook

Amazon.com: Natural Language Processing and Text Mining (9781846281754): Anne Kao, Steve R. Poteet: Books

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Amazon.com: Natural Language Processing and Text Mining (9781846281754): Anne Kao, Steve R. Poteet: Books

Hearsay Social puts focus on 'social selling' with new software for sales reps

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Hearsay Social, maker of social media management software, is announcing a new Social Sales Solution to give individual salespeople better tools for monitoring their social networks and publishing relevant content. The platform will identify top stories from a user’s network across Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and send alerts about key...
Hearsay Social puts focus on 'social selling' with new software for sales reps

Wavii Confirms Google Buy, Shuts Down Its Service To Make Natural Language Products For The Search Giant

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Wavii, the natural language technology startup, has updated its home page, and its previously-monochromatic logo, to officially confirm that it has been acquired by Google — a deal that we noted earlier this week was “north of $30 million.” And to set speculation running about what might be coming next,...
Wavii Confirms Google Buy, Shuts Down Its Service To Make Natural Language Products For The Search Giant

BetterFit Text launches: A data-driven health service that lets doctors monitor patient symptoms

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Tonight, 13 startups are preparing to present to a room packed with investors, industry analysts and media at TechStars Demo Day in Boston. BetterFit Technologies, operating in the healthcare space, is one of those startups, and is launching its first product: BetterFit Text, a “simple health monitoring service,” currently in beta. At its essence, BetterFit...
BetterFit Text launches: A data-driven health service that lets doctors monitor patient symptoms

Easilydo Smart Assistant App Opens Up Platform

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One of the most interesting areas in consumer tech right now is personal assistant mobile apps — smart calendars like Tempo, smart address books like Addappt, and smart everythings like Google Now. Easilydo doesn’t necessarily replace an existing app, but it’s kind of like a smart proactive to-do list for...
Easilydo Smart Assistant App Opens Up Platform
Kitchenbug Arrives To Aid Food Bloggers With A Tool Which Auto-Generates Recipes

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
Google offically acquires news summary app Wavii, immediately shuts it down

With Thirst's Droplet, the vision for news on Google Glass becomes a little clearer

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One of the big questions about Google Glass is how it will affect the way we consume information (if, that is, it gains popularity and acceptance in mainstream culture). In particular, many people are interested in how Glass will affect news consumption. We’ve already seen how the New York Times...
With Thirst's Droplet, the vision for news on Google Glass becomes a little clearer
Siri's 'little brother' Trapit grows up, enters formidable world of publishing

Boxfish's iPad App Brings the Twitter Model to Broadcast Television

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Startup Boxfish, which aims to index all of the content spoken on broadcast television, today introduced the first consumer-facing practical application of its technology in the form of the Boxfish Live Guide for iPad. The startup, which was originally based in London but relocated to Palo Alto in early...
Boxfish's iPad App Brings the Twitter Model to Broadcast Television
Nuance Announces Voice Ads, So You Can Talk To Mobile Advertising
Google acquires natural language enginge Wavii for over $30M

Watson now officially fighting cancer, from the cloud

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After about a year of training its Watson system on more than 600,000 pieces of medical evidence and 2 million pages of medical research, IBM is now offering a cloud-based Watson service to help oncologists develop the best-possible treatments for cancer patients. Watson schooling our own Stacey Higginbotham at Jeopardy...
Watson now officially fighting cancer, from the cloud

Can big data fix a broken system for software patents?

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Legal scholars are always searching for ways to improve the U.S. patent system, sometimes via sweeping changes, but big data could help provide a technological fix to a big part of the problem. The patent system is broken — on that almost everyone agrees. There’s a backlog of applications that...
Can big data fix a broken system for software patents?
Office gossips, be warned. Yammer now tracks office-wide emotions
After One Month, MyShoebox Tops 13M Photos Stored, Averaging 3,275 Per User
Comparison Engine VERSUS IO Adds Further $2.8M To Its Coffers From Earlybird, Dave McClure, Others
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