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Google and the Evolution of Search: Cheating the System
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Google and the Evolution of Search: Cheating the System

In the second of three interviews with members of the Google team responsible for overseeing search algorithms at the company, Google software engineer Matt Cutts...

Google and the Evolution of Search: Cheating the System
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Google and the Evolution of Search: Cheating the System

In the second of three interviews with members of the Google team responsible for overseeing search algorithms at the company, Google software engineer Matt Cutts...

A Bit of Rajeev Motwani in Every Technology: Google Co-Founder
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A Bit of Rajeev Motwani in Every Technology: Google Co-Founder

"Today, whenever you use a piece of technology, there is a good chance a little bit of Rajeev Motwani is behind it," wrote Google co-founder Sergey Brin on his...

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Wanted: A Smarter Immigration Policy

Of all the initiatives undertaken in the name of homeland security after 9/11, the visa screening requirements for foreign scientists and engineers have probably...

Reality Check
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Reality Check

Dame Wendy Hall, president of ACM, is one of the world's leading computer scientists and a fervent advocate for women in science. She notes that although women...

Berners-Lee: We No Longer Fully Understand the Web
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Berners-Lee: We No Longer Fully Understand the Web

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wants to put the Web under the microscope to investigate how it changes our behavior. He discusses the Web Science Research...

Berners-Lee: We No Longer Fully Understand the Web
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Berners-Lee: We No Longer Fully Understand the Web

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wants to put the Web under the microscope to investigate how it changes our behavior. He discusses the Web Science Research...

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Google and the Evolution of Search: Human Evaluators

Google has acknowledged that its search results are no longer solely and automatically determined by the company's vaunted algorithms. Indeed, sources say the company...

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Google and the Evolution of Search: Human Evaluators

Google has acknowledged that its search results are no longer solely and automatically determined by the company's vaunted algorithms. Indeed, sources say the company...

How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live
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How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live

The one thing you can say for certain about Twitter is that it makes a terrible first impression. You hear about this new service that lets you send 140-character...

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The Grill: Caroline Ross

The modification of random-access memory (RAM) to help boost computer performance is the goal of Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Caroline Ross....

Q&A: Corrado Priami Explains Why Computer Science Is Systems Biology's Best Foundation
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Q&A: Corrado Priami Explains Why Computer Science Is Systems Biology's Best Foundation

"Computer science is the best candidate for laying the foundation of systems biology, and not mathematics as it has been thought so far," says University of Trento...

Q&A: Ravi Venkatesan
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Q&A: Ravi Venkatesan

Ravi Venkatesan, chairman of Microsoft India, discusses the role technology can play in the new Indian administration and Microsoft's efforts to accelerate the...

Q&A: Ravi Venkatesan
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Q&A: Ravi Venkatesan

Ravi Venkatesan, chairman of Microsoft India, discusses the role technology can play in the new Indian administration and Microsoft's efforts to accelerate the...

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Confessions of a Science Librarian

I'm curious about all this and I wonder if any of the computing people out there share Moshe Yardi's ambivalence in Conferences vs. Journals in Computing Research...

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On Vardi's Question on Conferences

As picked up by Lance, Moshe Vardi uses his Editor's Letter in the May CACM to start up a debate on the future of conferences in CS. While I agree with the view...

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Are Conferences Worth Fixing?

Moshe Vardi uses his Editor's Letter in the May CACM to start up a debate on the future of conferences in CS. He mentions last year's Workshop on Organizing Workshops...

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Computer Engineers Should Not Teach Computer Science

Everything started last year, when a commission created by the Minister of Higher Education in Jordan considered computer engineers unqualified to teach computer...

Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back
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Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back

Increasingly, machines make things, not people. That's mainly because of technology. When we think of manufacturing jobs, we tend to imagine old-time assembly lines...

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Dawn M. Taylor on Brain-Computer Interfaces

Brain-computer interface research is finally starting to take off because the expansion of computer capacity has broadened people's ability to digitize and process...
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