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Beyond Search

by Stephen E. Arnold

Last Build Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2018 11:28:37 +0000


CNN Facebook Put Down: CNN. Imagine!

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 11:28:37 +0000

I noted this article on the CNN Web site: “Mark Zuckerberg Is Not Comfortable with the Enormous Influence He Has Over the World.” I associate this type of take down with the gentleman who ran a charity in the US, loved cricket, and took a very, very dim view of Americans. He once told me, […]

Silicon Valley Management Method: Has Broflow Replaced Workflow?

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:17:37 +0000

In early March, we noted a story about Silicon Valley and evil. “How Silicon Valley Went from ‘Don’t Be Evil’ to Doing Evil” reported about the “bro” culture and a casual approach to customer privacy. There was a nod to fake news too. We noted this statement: “[A] handful of companies or concentrated in one […]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Tackles Image Search: A Missed Block Halts the Speeding Researcher

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:16:49 +0000

The Met Wins The War to Get Online For a few decades, art and history museums have been struggling with their online presences. The experience of seeing a Jpeg of a painting or sculpture is not the same as seeing it in person. That’s true. But there is one area where museums are holding a […]

Algorithm Positions Microsoft on Top of Global Tech Field

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 07:13:56 +0000

This is quite a surprise. Reporting the results of their own analysis, Reuters announces, “Microsoft Tops Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Tech Leaders List.” The write-up tells us that, in second and third place, were: … Chipmaker Intel and network gear maker Cisco Systems. The list, which aims to identify the industry’s top financially successful […]

Google and Its Smart Software Take on Job Search

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:24:39 +0000

Google has a real entrepreneurial spirit for a multi-million dollar corporation. It seems like every time you turn around Google’s hands are in a new cookie jar, and chances are they will grab everything in sight. The latest industry to hold its breath while Google makes a splash is the hiring world. According a recent […]

Hyperbolic Reasoning: Smart Software and Blockchain

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:22:31 +0000

What pairing of words can rival “blockchain” and “artificial intelligence”? I submit that this word duo could become the next peanut butter and jelly, Ma and Pa Kettle, or semantic search. (Yeah, I know “semantic search” is a bit fuzzy, but like smart software and blockchain, marketing and hyperbolic reasoning is mostly unbounded.) I read […]

Million Short: A Metasearch Option

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:13:21 +0000

An interview at Forbes delves into the story behind Million Short, an alternative to Google for Internet Search. As concerns grow about online privacy, information accuracy, and filter bubbles, options that grant the user more control appeal to many. Contributor Julian Mitchell interviews Million Short founder and CEO Sanjay Arora in his piece, “This Search […]

Digital Antique Coca Cola Signs for Search

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:06:59 +0000

In a turn that is just about the most human thing we’ve ever heard, just as the world is on the cusp of an AI revolution, many are starting to look backward toward simpler times. We got a sideways glance at our fear of change from a PC Magazine story, “Download Your Entire Google Search […]

Google: Search Civility

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:06:37 +0000

Among the many fake news battles organizations like Facebook and Google are fighting, far right racist organizations. More often than not, hate groups are more clever at exposing flaws in algorithms than most companies give them credit for. Big tech is still trying to find solutions to these issues, but the problems keep cropping up, […]

FOIA Suit Seeks Details of Palantirs Work with ICE

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:13:22 +0000

Well, this should be interesting. The Electronic Privacy Information Center ( has announced, “EPIC FOIA- EPIC Sues for Details of Palantir’s Government Systems.” The brief write-up reports the watchdog’s complaint requesting information on the relationship between data-analysis firm Palantir and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). The announcement specifies: The federal agency contracted with […]