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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


An Internet For Manufacturing
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An Internet For Manufacturing

What is the industrial Internet?

How Google Plans to Find the ­ngoogleable
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How Google Plans to Find the ­ngoogleable

Google's stated mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible. To achieve this goal the company needs to utilize experience...

Statistics ­nmask Phony Online Reviews
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Statistics ­nmask Phony Online Reviews

Searching for hotels in cities they've never visited, people often turn to customer-written reviews on websites such as TripAdvisor. But how do they know those...

What Facebook Knows
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What Facebook Knows

If Facebook were a country, a conceit that founder Mark Zuckerberg has entertained in public, its 900 million members would make it the third largest in the world...

Quantum Pagerank Algorithm Outperforms Classical Version
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Quantum Pagerank Algorithm Outperforms Classical Version

Researchers from Complutense University of Madrid have developed a quantum version of Google's PageRank algorithm that outperforms the world's leading search...

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Quantum Pagerank Algorithm Outperforms Classical Version

Google's PageRank algorithm is the idea that the importance of a Webpage can be measured by the number of important papers that point toward it.

Does Apple's Siri Threaten Google's Search Monopoly?
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Does Apple's Siri Threaten Google's Search Monopoly?

The future of search may look a little like Kirsten Goldenberg, a 14-year-old high-school student in Los Angeles. When she needs help with a homework problem,...

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Video Search Solves the News Segmentation Problem

Computer scientists at Paris-based search engine company Exalead have developed Voxalead, a video search service that automatically divides news broadcasts into...

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Mining Data For Better Medicine

The antidepressant Paxil was approved for sale in 1992, the cholesterol-lowering drug Pravachol in 1996. Company studies proved that each drug, on its own, works...

Google Searching For New Ideas
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Google Searching For New Ideas

If anyone can preview the future of computing, it should be Alfred Spector, Google's director of research. Spector's team focuses on the most challenging areas...

Researchers Turn Twitter Into Real-Time Sports Commentator
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Researchers Turn Twitter Into Real-Time Sports Commentator

Rice University researchers, led by Siqi Zhao, say that Twitter can offer an accurate commentary of a sporting event that is accurate to within a few seconds of...

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Google Voice Search Offers Natural User Input

Google Voice Search for desktop computers isn't much more than the company porting a technology that's been on mobile phones for a while to PCs. But don't write...

Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo Team Up to Advance Semantic Web
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Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo Team Up to Advance Semantic Web

The move may finally encourage widespread use of technology that makes online information as comprehensible to computers as it is to humans. If the effort works...

Video Content Search Gets a Boost
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Video Content Search Gets a Boost

Fuji Xerox Palo Alto Laboratory  researchers have developed TalkMiner, an online video search tool designed to make it easier to search the content of video lectures...

A World Wide Web that Talks
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A World Wide Web that Talks

Some 10,000 people worldwide use a version of the Web like no other: it is operated by voice over the telephone. Called the "Spoken Web," it is the result of...

Extracting Business Ideas From It Logs
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Extracting Business Ideas From It Logs

Many companies' IT infrastructure is automatically gathering a comprehensive picture of their whole business, in the form of everything from Web server and phone...

Will You Tweet This?
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Will You Tweet This?

New analysis could help predict how stories will be shared.

Computers Get Help from the Human Brain
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Computers Get Help from the Human Brain

Tapping into the processing power of the human brain could help computers with some tasks.

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New Google Tool Makes Websites Twice as Fast

The optimization tool is the latest result of Google's speed obsession and could add to the company's bottom line.

Where Good Ideas Come From
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Where Good Ideas Come From

New search technologies can identify influential documents without relying on links.
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