Tag Archive for SXSW

GE, Big Data, and the Science of Food

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by Angela Guess Writing for The Next Web, Natt Garun recently noted, “It would be a crime to visit Austin without sampling the local barbecue here, so we stopped by General Electric’s BBQ Research Lab at SXSW to see how the team is using GE technology to make sense of all things food. Greeting the…

Google Glass Powers Ahead, Though Privacy Battle May Be On The Horizon

The NY Times reports today that Google acknowledged it had violated people’s privacy during its StreetView mapping project. Thirty-eight states had brought a case against Google on the grounds that the project resulted in people’s passwords and other personal information being unknowingly recorded by the search giant. Google has agreed to settle it by paying…

Time to Get On With Schema.Org?

Need another reason for bringing semantic smarts to your web site? Maybe you can find it in a post at Search Engine Land, which includes a piece of a podcast from an SXSW session, and a transcription of it, featuring Google’s head of webspam team Matt Cutts (over this way). At the session, Cutts noted…

The Semantic Web Has Gone Mainstream! Wanna Bet?

In 2005, I started learning about the so-called Semantic Web. It wasn’t till 2008, the same year I started my PhD, that I finally understood what the Semantic Web was really about. At the time, I made a $1000 bet with 3 college buddies that the Semantic Web would be mainstream by the time I…

Google Puts New Privacy Policy Into Effect, And Stage Is Set For More Personalized Products Even As Google Plus Pickup Is Slow

ComScore this week issued a report that wasn’t particularly flattering to Google Plus. It noted that users spent just 3.3 minutes on the social network in January compared to 7.5 hours for Facebook. Much discussion revolved around the fact that Google last month touted that the service had grown to 90 million users from 40…

What’s The Meaning of Good? DailyFeats Parses It Out

Not to go all metaphysical on you, but what is the ontology of good? At South by Southwest this week, DailyFeats will present its new social platform that plays off the idea: It lets people check in and be rewarded for their positive actions, via  the web, SMS, email, Foursquare and Google Talk. In private…