Natural language shopping

Natural language comparison service Versus IO scores $2.8M in funding
David Meyer, gigaom.com

In the devel­op­ment of nat­ur­al lan­guage pro­cess­ing, the seman­tic web and so on, e-com­merce pro­vides a rich breed­ing ground. Com­pa­nies such as Ama­zon and Google always want to find bet­ter ways to learn what it is poten­tial cus­tomers…

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Gmail now allows you to designate trustee after you die

Act Now Or, When You Die, Your Secret Love Letters Will Belong To Google
BY STAN ALCORN, fastcoexist.com

Gmail’s recent policy changes that let you designate someone to control your account after you’re gone is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the confusing issues around who can access your online life once you pass away.

After you die, the…

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Google time lapse photos of human destruction of the earth

See Humanity’s Effect On Earth In These Stunning Time-Lapse Satellite Photos
BY ZAK STONE, fastcoexist.com

From growing Vegas to chopping down the Amazon, these Google photos of the last three decades of the Earth from space let you see both human ingenuity and our destructive power.

The boom­ing economies of Gulf oil states. The rise in the glob­al…

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Startup Salaries and Equity: Angel list

 

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Startup Salaries & Equity

Building a startup still means buying or selling SOMETHING

Startups | The Easiest Path to Online Riches Is Good Ol’ Buying and Selling
Marcus Wohlsen, wired.com

While Google and Facebook might be transformative internet technologies that mint their inventors money, your consumer internet startup is more likely to hit that billion-dollar mark if it’s in the business of digital transactions.

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Google glass: high tech, low cool

If You Wear Google’s New Glasses You Are An Asshole
Adrian Chen, gawker.com

Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates has developed a brilliantly concise definition of an asshole: “A person who demands that all social interaction happen on their terms.” He was inspired by the assholes who talk in Amtrak’s quiet car, but thi…

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Industries that lose the most data

The Companies and Countries Losing Their Data
Our Editors, hbr.org

With China hacking the US, the US hacking China, and LinkedIn and Facebook and credit card companies and Google and who knows who else all vomiting our data all over the web, I was intrigued when a new report on data loss ran across my desk from…

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Facebook killed my blog

Facebook Killed My Blog
Wade Roush, xconomy.com

Wade RoushTravels With Rhody has reached the end of the road.Don’t worry, Rhody himself is fine—he’ll turn 16 in a couple of months and his only problem in life is a touch of arthritis. I’m talking about my blog, not my dog.Since 2004 I’ve…

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