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Widener, state bar team up for class on starting a law firm

Widener, state bar team up for class on starting a law firm

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By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger, contributing writer March 14, 2019 at 3:40 PM Christian Johnson, dean at Widener University at Commonwealth law School. He teaches a class on how to start a law firm. - (Photo / Harrison Jones) When Christian Johnson left his job as professor at the University of Utah Law School to become dean at Widener University Commonwealth Law School in 2015, he recognized right away the value of bringing over his class on how to start a law firm. Trying to access a story? You have options. Subscribe for 4 weeks at $6.99 (price increases to $9.99 after 30 days unless you notif...
Google’s Brain Team: What does it do?

Google’s Brain Team: What does it do?

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeff Dean, Head of Artificial Intelligence, Google For someone tasked with advancing a technology which, in the words of Google's chief executive, is "more profound than electricity and fire", Jeff Dean is a remarkably calm man.As the head of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the tech giant, he is responsible for leading a department that is integral to the future of Google, if not the future of human activity on Earth.That such a cosmic task doesn't...
Google, Cisco, MIT Team With Patent Office on Searchable Ar…

Google, Cisco, MIT Team With Patent Office on Searchable Ar…

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By Malathi NayakThe Patent and Trademark Office has teamed up with Cisco Systems Inc., Alphabet Inc.'s Google, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to create an online archive about inventions aimed at boosting U.S. patent quality. The “Prior Art Archive,” hosted by MIT’s Media Lab, is open to patent office examiners and anyone who might want to submit published writing, patents, information about products in commercial use, and other materials, known as prior art, Cisco and MIT said. Agency director Andrei Iancu has focused on improving patent quality since taking the reins last February. Patent examiners search prior art to ensure inventions described in patent applications are novel enough to warrant a patent. “By collecting various non-patent literature in
Lehigh research team to investigate a ‘Google for research …

Lehigh research team to investigate a ‘Google for research …

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IMAGE: Brian Davison, Associate Professor of Computer Science Engineering at Lehigh University, is principal investigator of an NSF-backed project to develop a search engine intended to help scientists and others locate... view more  Credit: Lehigh University There was a time--not that long ago--when the phrases "Google it" or "check Yahoo" would have been interpreted as sneezes, or a perhaps symptoms of an oncoming seizure, rather than as coherent thoughts. Today, these are key to answering all of life's questions. It's one thing to use the Web to keep up with a Kardashian, shop for ironic T-shirts, argue with our in-laws about politics, or any of the other myriad ways we use the Web in today's world. But if you are a serious researcher look
Yelp and TripAdvisor Team Up to Pile On Google Over Monopol…

Yelp and TripAdvisor Team Up to Pile On Google Over Monopol…

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Photo: GettyGoogle found itself in an uncomfortable position Sunday night, as 60 Minutes placed a magnifying glass on the company that accounts for 90 percent of all search traffic and asked if it is operating as a monopoly. Following the broadcast, Yelp and TripAdvisor announced a new initiative designed to restore more diverse local search results that have been undermined by Google’s own first-party services.The new partnership, which has been endorsed by a number of consumer advocacy groups including Fight for the Future and Consumer Watchdog, is called Focus on the User. The group released a browser plugin that ditches Google’s current local results—powered by information from Google+—and instead uses an algorithm designed to surface the best possible information, which often come