More Are Watching Internet Video on Actual TVs, Research Shows – NYTimes.com

More Are Watching Internet Video on Actual TVs, Research Shows – NYTimes.com The number of people who report that their home television is the primary screen for watching paid and free Internet video has increased to 45%, up from 33% a year earlier. During the same period, consumers who used a PC as their main …

Google builds Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon into its search system

Google builds Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon into its search system To use Google’s system, the user simply types in the words “Bacon number” followed by the name of the actor. By way of example, typing “Bacon number Simon Pegg” reveals that Bacon and the British actor are linked by Tom Cruise, because the latter …

Dirty Little Secrets: The Trouble With Social Search – Wired.com

Dirty Little Secrets: The Trouble With Social Search – Wired.com “This potentially marks a real transformation to the way we have looked for information on the web, one with real winners and losers. It also signals a real danger to the balance of power between users and megacompanies. We are increasingly moving from a bottom-up …

Google Pages: The power of search is the game-changer | ZDNet

Google Pages: The power of search is the game-changer | ZDNet You see, this is no longer just about “social.” This is the face of the new interactive Internet, a one-up over the traditional Web site. These Google pages are powered by search, share and followers. This isn’t a static place where companies host their …

Marissa Mayer’s Next Big Thing: “Contextual Discovery” — Google Results Without Search

Marissa Mayer’s Next Big Thing: “Contextual Discovery” — Google Results Without Search MA: Let’s talk more about contextual discovery. MM: The idea is to push information to people. It’s location in context. Inside the browser and a toolbar, can we look at where people have been going on the web — then we deliver it. …

LinkedIn’s CEO: Yahoo Is In A Position To Do For Browsing What Google Did For Search

LinkedIn’s CEO: Yahoo Is In A Position To Do For Browsing What Google Did For Search He believes that currently, there are three waves of disruption on the internet. The first was the portal, connecting users to other information on the web, which is something that Yahoo was able to play a key role in. …

Your Google docs: Soon in search results?

Your Google docs: Soon in search results? Users of Google Docs and Spreadsheets accustomed to publicly publishing their documents might want to rethink exactly how publicly available they want to them to be. Google on Thursday …

Oxford researchers estimate that automation is expected to wipe out about half of US jobs within the next two decades. The Unintended Ways Self-Driving Cars Will Change Our World

Maybe intellectuals have always been persecuted and shoved in lockers, but something in my gut tells me we’re at a low point — where social media interaction has replaced genuine debate and political discourse, where politicians are judged by whether we’d want to have a beer with them, where scientific consensus is rejected, where scientific research is …

Welcome to the world of ‘present shock,’ where everything is happening so fast that it may as well be simultaneous. One big now…What we’re experiencing is the amplification of everything that happens to be occurring at the moment, and a diminishment of everything that isn’t. It’s not just that Google search results favor the recent …

We’ve done lots of research on why young women don’t choose tech careers and number one is they think it’s not interesting. Number two, they think they wouldn’t be good at it. Number three, they think they will be working with a number of people that they just wouldn’t feel comfortable or happy working alongside. …