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Flaws in Web's Much-Touted Wolframalpha

When a free Web service called WolframAlpha launches in the coming days, the public will get to try a "computational knowledge engine" that has had technology insiders...

An Interview with Jon Kleinberg
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An Interview with Jon Kleinberg

Jon Kleinberg tallied a long list of awards and achievements before being named recipient of the 2008 ACM – Infosys Foundation Award in the Computer Sciences at...

An Interview with Jon Kleinberg
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An Interview with Jon Kleinberg

Jon Kleinberg tallied a long list of awards and achievements before being named recipient of the 2008 ACM – Infosys Foundation Award in the Computer Sciences at...

Inventor: Ssl Not to Blame For Security Woes
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Inventor: Ssl Not to Blame For Security Woes

It is unfair to blame Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for security woes because system weaknesses are usually attributed to the browser, while SSL is simply a protocol...

Xeround's Yarkoni Talks About the Cloud, Databases and More
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Xeround's Yarkoni Talks About the Cloud, Databases and More

Charlotte Yarkoni joined Xeround as chief executive officer 16 months ago. Now, the former Amdocs and Cingular executive is transitioning the software company from...

The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Software as a Service
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The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Software as a Service

The commercial opportunities of software as a service are widely hyped these days and many think SaaS is the future of software. That might be true in the medium...

World Wide Web Consortium's Ivan Herman Talks About the Semantic Web
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World Wide Web Consortium's Ivan Herman Talks About the Semantic Web

The Semantic Web could lead to the creation of "mash-ups on steroids," according to Ivan Herman, the World Wide Web Consortium's Semantic Web activity lead. "If...

Google's Alfred Spector on the Hot Seat
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Google's Alfred Spector on the Hot Seat

Google vice president of research Alfred Spector says the search giant is working on a wide variety of research projects. One project is Search by Voice, an intuitive...

Computing as Social Science
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Computing as Social Science

College students must be shown that computer science is social, relevant, important, and caring. The way computer science is taught can hold students' interest...

The Dot-Org Difference
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The Dot-Org Difference

One of the first things you'll notice about the new Communications Web site (cacm.acm.org) is that it has different...

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Why Ebay Lost to Taobao in China: The Glocal Advantage

How Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C) electronic-commerce platforms in China compete and how buyers are stimulated to be both aware and trustful of sellers through buyer...

Q&A: The Upper Limit
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Q&A: The Upper Limit

Jeannette Wing talks about clusters, creativity, and the power of computational thinking.

Viewpoint: Scaling the Academic Publication Process to Internet Scale
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Viewpoint: Scaling the Academic Publication Process to Internet Scale

A proposal to remedy problems in the reviewing process.

<i>Communications</i> Preps Web-Enhanced Articles
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Communications Preps Web-Enhanced Articles

The soon to launch Communications Web site will break the bounds of the printed monthly.

True Seeds of Open-Source Software
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True Seeds of Open-Source Software

Though I appreciated Martin Campbell-Kelly's "Viewpoint" "Will the Future of Software Be Open Source?" (Oct. 2008), we must still rectify a small piece of history...

How Are We Doing?
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How Are We Doing?

A rabbinical story tells about an angry reader who stormed into a newspaper office waving the day's paper, asking to see the editor of the obituary column.

CTO Virtualization Roundtable
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CTO Virtualization Roundtable: Part II

When it comes to virtualization platforms, experts say focus first on the services to be delivered.

CTO Virtualization Roundtable
From Communications of the ACM

CTO Virtualization Roundtable: Part II

When it comes to virtualization platforms, experts say focus first on the services to be delivered.

Database Dialogue with Pat Selinger
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Database Dialogue with Pat Selinger

Relational database pioneer Patricia G. Selinger explores the vast realm of database technology and trends in a wide-ranging discussion with Microsoft's James Hamilton...

Database Dialogue with Pat Selinger
From Communications of the ACM

Database Dialogue with Pat Selinger

Relational database pioneer Patricia G. Selinger explores the vast realm of database technology and trends in a wide-ranging discussion with Microsoft's James Hamilton...
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