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Emerging Technology From the arXiv:
How the SuperVision algorithm, developed in 2012, marked the turning point in image recognition when machines surpassed humans   —  The Revolutionary Technique That Quietly Changed Machine Vision Forever  —  Machines are now almost as good as humans at object recognition …
Sep 11, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon preparing ad program similar to AdWords, will replace Google ads on site   —  Amazon Prepares Online Advertising Program  —  Retailer Developing Ad Sales Program in a Challenge to Google and Microsoft  —  Amazon.com Inc. is gearing up to more directly challenge Google Inc. 's dominance …
Aug 22, 2014, 7:35 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Yelp raises limit on API requests from 100 to 25K calls/day for unapproved developers   —  Yelp Liberates Its API To Box Out Foursquare And Google  —  Yelp wants as many inroads and reminders for its service around the web as possible, so today it upped the limit on its API for pulling nearby places …
Jul 15, 2014, 8:55 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Chromecast and Roku sold an estimated 3.8M units each in 2013 in the US, compared to 2M Apple TVs   —  Roku and Chromecast go head-to-head in streaming race, Apple TV falling behind  —  Roku and Chromecast were the two most successful streaming devices sold in the U.S. in 2013 …
Jul 10, 2014, 10:15 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Forget “OK Glass,” MindRDR Is A Google Glass App You Control With Your Thoughts   —  Google Glass has made a name for itself (somewhat infamously) as head-mounted hardware that you can control with your voice and a sliding finger.  Now, a team based out of interactive studio This Place in London …
Jul 10, 2014, 12:45 AMIn context
Cody Toombs / Android Police:
Paid Apps Cannot Be Installed On Android Wear, Play Store Encryption Likely At Fault   —  Google's hot new item, Android Wear, is barely out of the box, but there's already a pretty big issue deserving of a place in our Bug Watch series.  The initial rush of native Android Wear apps is starting …
Jul 7, 2014, 1:50 PMIn context
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
A Google Employee Says Google Employees Are Too Confident, And Too Isolated From The Real World   —  A Google employee has written a post about what it's like working at the company.  —  At his blog, Apenwarr, Google Fiber engineer Avery Pennarun is largely complimentary of Google and its employees …
Jul 6, 2014, 9:55 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Google sets aside as much as $500M to expand Shopping Express nationwide, fend off Amazon   —  Inside Google's Big Plan to Race Amazon to Your Door  —  Google is the undisputed king of search in all but one lucrative and vital category: Product searches.  —  Over the past decade …
Jul 6, 2014, 8:50 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
YouTube will help create a weekly show for Sirius XM satellite radio   —  “The YouTube 15” will bring emerging stars to a big new audience  —  Given how dominant YouTube is as a place for young people to listen to music, it's notable how slow Google has been to embrace radio partnerships.
Jun 26, 2014, 10:10 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Politico:
Google extends lobbying operation to state, local politics as Fiber, Glass, car projects grow   —  Google's states of play  —  Google is a Washington powerhouse that shapes federal law, rewards congressional allies and boasts a new 54,000-square-foot office, just down the road from the U.S. Capitol.
Jun 23, 2014, 3:15 PMIn context

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