Stack Overflow’s dedicated user base has made it the web’s best resource for questions on topics as far flung as computer programming, cooking and amateur photography.
Now this trove of knowledge will be integrated with upstart search engine Blekko, which is taking on giants like Google and Bing by offering users heavily Read More
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Demand Media is set to IPO next week, but in a blog post today, Google anti-spamster Matt Cutts wrote that the search giant is looking to refine its algorithms in a way that could undermine Demand’s content farming strategy.
“As ‘pure webspam’ has decreased over time, attention has shifted instead to ‘content farms,’ Read More
A new study is out from two Harvard professors that, like many things academic, pretty much confirms what we knew already.
The study, by Prof. Benjamin Edelman and Benjamin Lockwood, found that Google search does have a bias to favor Google’s own products.
As the professors point out, Google occasionally does slip up Read More
One of the hottest areas in tech right now is transforming people’s data into suggestions about they what might like. At the PICNIC convention in Amsterdam today Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley revealed that he and his co-workers have been experimenting with their own recommendation engine.
The system is pretty simple so far. Crowley Read More