Month: September 2018

Former Google engineer says China search engine was ‘wrong’

Former Google engineer says China search engine was ‘wrong’

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Google (GOOG, GOOGL) has been facing increased scrutiny from politicians and human rights groups since The Intercept revealed the company may soon reenter the Chinese market with a search engine that blocks queries for terms including freedom of speech, religion and democracy.And while Google says the project is still in its exploratory phases, one former Google software engineer says he wouldn’t be surprised if the so-called Dragonfly search engine moved forward despite the potential backlash.“It doesn’t surprise me,” ex-Googler Vijay Boyapati, who now works at a cryptocurrency startup, said in an interview with Yahoo Finance. “I think that’s it’s a public company, and the market is too big for them to give up.”Meanwhile, former Google security team member Brandon Downey worked on a si
Google Strongly Recommends Using HTML to Get Content Indexe…

Google Strongly Recommends Using HTML to Get Content Indexe…

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Twitter is slowly delivering ads to other publishers’ sites…

Twitter is slowly delivering ads to other publishers’ sites…

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Twitter's newest ad experiment takes place off its own platform. Leon Neal/Getty Images Twitter is starting to place ads within tweets on publishers’ websites, starting with a group of titles including The Street. The move hints at Twitter’s plan to make revenue from programmatic advertising that uses automated software to place ads on publishers’ sites. Twitter is testing the technology with local news publishers and blogs that commonly plug streams of tweets into their websites apps. Twitter has a plan to make more money outside of Twitter — while also helping publishers squeeze out a bit more revenue. After setting up a cryptic landing
MH370 news: New Google Maps image hailed ‘significant’ by i…

MH370 news: New Google Maps image hailed ‘significant’ by i…

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Andre Milne has heaped intense scrutiny on Google to explain a snap being lauded by truth-seekers as the doomed jet.It shows the plane captured in Cambodia, with the Google Earth app claimed to show it at a "45-degree angle" in the mountains.Google Earth enthusiast Matthew Betts captured the image using the app's 3D option, after forensically examining co-ordinates pinpointed by tech expert Ian Wilson.Private investigator Milne – founder of military tech firm Unicorn Aerospace – said the latest snaps served as further reason for Google to explain them.He told Daily Star Online: "It is clearly significant that a separate independent analyst was able to concurrently verify not only the existence of the Cambodian Aerospace image in the Google Maps database, but t
Affordable Minneapolis SEO Company Offers New Google My Bus…

Affordable Minneapolis SEO Company Offers New Google My Bus…

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Google Updating Mobile First Index?

Google Updating Mobile First Index?

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How to re-create Google Inbox’s best features in Gmail

How to re-create Google Inbox’s best features in Gmail

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When Google launched Inbox in 2014, the company embarked on a bold mission: to reinvent the very way we think about email.In essence, what Google wanted was a do-over. Gmail, a decade old at the time, was starting to feel ill-suited for taming the wild beast email had become. Inbox was designed to be a “completely different type of inbox,” as then senior VP Sundar Pichai put it at the time—a “better way to get back to what matters.” It didn’t look or feel like Gmail, Pichai explained, and that was the very point of its existence.As it turns out, reinventing email on such a foundational level may have been too bold of a gamble. Despite its devoted base of users, Inbox evidently didn’t amass enough adopters to warrant Google’s ongoing investment. After bringing a few of the service’s feat
‘FitzMagic’ is being trademarked by … Dolphins rookie Min…

‘FitzMagic’ is being trademarked by … Dolphins rookie Min…

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Ryan Fitzpatrick has been a sensation for the Buccaneers. Through two weeks he has 819 passing yards, eight touchdowns, and an astounding 151.5 passer rating. It’s enough to rekindle the usage of the term “FitzMagic”, but now another player is rushing to trademark the name. Dolphins rookie Minkah Fitzpatrick, selected with the 11th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft is claiming the nickname has always been his, and now he’s trying to solidify it with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. According to The Sports Biz, the rookie Fitzpatrick is trying to secure the name “in connection with selling footwear, hats, headwear, and other types of apparel.” There’s a conversation to be had over who deserves to own the term “FitzMagic” without diminishing Minkah Fitzpatrick. The former Alabama safety
Algorithms can turn any scene into a comic

Algorithms can turn any scene into a comic

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Comics take the form of a series of still images that together tell a story. The images are often highly stylized and the graphic artists admired for their skill. But this kind of artistry is hard to learn and difficult to perfect, making it time consuming and expensive to produce. So artists, publishers, and readers would dearly love an automated way to make an image imitate a desired comic style. It turns out that this kind of algorithm already exists. Back in 2015, a group of researchers in Germany discovered a way to transfer the artistic style of one image to another. Since then, others have steadily improved this approach to make it quicker and more accurate.