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Google to Acquire Teracent, Makers of Algorithm-Generated Banners  (2009-11-25)
Google announced they're acquiring the company Teracent, which creates auto-learning/ self-adjusting image ads. "Teracent's technology can pick and choose f ...

European Elections  (2009-06-07)
Today are the European elections in several countries, including in Germany. One of the parties on the list here is the Pirate Party. On the date of the electio ...

Google Timeline Misses the Mark  (2009-05-14)
There were mentions of the term "Android" as far back as 1270, according to Wikipedia*, but when Google's Timeline feature finds 1788 in a query for android dev ...

Google's Book Scanning Patent  (2009-05-03)
Maureen Clements at NPR.org wraps up patent #7508978*, "Detection of grooves in scanned images", granted to Google: Google created some seriously nifty i ...

Niniane Wang Has Quit Google  (2009-03-03)
Niniane Wang, the Google employee behind Google Desktop and the abruptly-canceled 3D world Lively, in her blog writes that she has quit Google: Recently ...

Which Google Products Make Money?  (2009-01-07)
.xMark { color: red; font-size: 120%; font-weight: bold; text-align: center; } .checkMark, .checkMarkCancelled { color: green; font-size: 105% !important ...

How Google Android Routes Around Java Restrictions  (2007-11-13)
The following article by MIT research scientist Stefano Mazzocchi originally appeared at BetaVersion.org under a Creative Commons license. I'm republishing ...

Opinions On Working At Google, Now vs Then  (2007-11-05)
Apathy at YCombinator in a discussion of a post by Dave Winer -- who said "one thing they don't have in huge supply at Google is humility" -- writes (this i ...

Anti-Captchas  (2007-07-05)
What's this? I call it Anti-Captcha. The idea is that only a robot would be stupid enough to enter all that crap when you ask it, so you can reliably filter ...

Restricting the Search Space  (2007-06-22)
You can restrict your web search to... ... a site: Use the site:example.com operator. ... a directory: Use the site:digg.com/pc_games operator, includ ...

Jimmy Wales: Don't Design Communities Around Worst Possible Behavior  (2007-06-08)
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales says people often create social rules for community projects by assuming the worst behavior among the community participants. ...

Google Layouts Timeline  (2007-05-11)
Google has been testing new layouts for the past couple of years. Each layout seems to build upon what Google has tried in the past. This timeline reflects jus ...

MS vs Android  (2011-11-16)
Groklaw has more about the MS vs B&N case. B&N has filed a 45 page supplemental notice of prior art. Itworld has an overview. Groklaw has more detailed c ...

Google acquires over 1,000 patensts from IBM  (2011-09-15)
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