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Bill Gates Offers the World a Physics Lesson
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Bill Gates Offers the World a Physics Lesson

It's been a year since Bill Gates left full-time work at Microsoft, but he's found plenty to keep him busy. In between trying to eradicate polio, tame malaria,Microsoft...

Bing, the Imitator, Often Goes Google One Better
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Bing, the Imitator, Often Goes Google One Better

For the last 15 years, Microsoft's master business plan seems to have been, "Wait until somebody else has a hit. Then copy it." The list of commercial hits/Microsoft...

Open, Closed, or Clopen Access?
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Open, Closed, or Clopen Access?

A frequent question I hear about Communications, and about ACM publishing in general, involves its access model. I am asked: "Why don't you adopt the open-access...

Google and the Evolution of Search: What's Next in Search? Much, Much Better Search
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Google and the Evolution of Search: What's Next in Search? Much, Much Better Search

For many years, Google, on its Explanation of Our Search Results page, claimed that "a site's ranking in Google's search results is automatically determined by...

Google and the Evolution of Search: What's Next in Search? Much, Much Better Search
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Google and the Evolution of Search: What's Next in Search? Much, Much Better Search

For many years, Google, on its Explanation of Our Search Results page, claimed that "a site's ranking in Google's search results is automatically determined by...

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...

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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...

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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...

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Enterprise Search Needs Better Metadata

Today's workers are used to "Googling" queries and getting results quickly and accurately. However, while searching at work, these same workers often find it difficult...

Wikiscanner Creator Virgil Griffith
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Wikiscanner Creator Virgil Griffith

California Institute of Technology doctoral candidate in computation and neural systems Virgil Griffith created WikiScanner, software that reveals who has made...

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...

Vint Cerf on Ipv6's Future, the Net's Redesign, and Google's Power
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Vint Cerf on Ipv6's Future, the Net's Redesign, and Google's Power

ACM Fellow and A.M. Turing Award winner Vinton G. Cerf discusses a range of issues including broader Internet availability and his work with universities as Chief...

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...

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...
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