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Google Maps’ Racist Results To Get the Googlebomb Fix

Google Maps’ Racist Results To Get the Googlebomb Fix

By Josh Wolford May 22, 2015

This post contains language some may find offensive. Google says it screwed up and is sorry for pointing people toward the White House, historically black colleges, and other locations when shockingly racist search terms were entered into Google Maps. “We …

StumbleUpon Looks To Get Better At Determining When Content Is Evergreen StumbleUpon Looks To Get Better At Determining When Content Is Evergreen

StumbleUpon has an engineering contest going on, aimed at finding some help improving how it recommends content. Specifically, they’re looking for someone to develop an algorithm to make the service better at determining when a piece of content is evergreen …

When And Where You Watch Something On Netflix May Soon Play A Role In What You Watch When And Where You Watch Something On Netflix May Soon Play A Role In What You Watch

If you use Netflix regularly to stream movies and shows, then there’s a really good chance that its recommendations play a pretty big part in your viewing habits. This will likely be even more the case from now on, now …

New MIT Algorithm Predicts Twitter Trends Hours in Advance New MIT Algorithm Predicts Twitter Trends Hours in Advance

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced a new algorithm they say is capable of predicting Twitter trends far in advance. The algorithm is claimed to predict with 95% accuracy the topics that will show up on …

Science Finally Proves That Justin Bieber Sucks (really, pop music in general) Science Finally Proves That Justin Bieber Sucks (really, pop music in general)

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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke famously said that “the reason that people pirate, is they want access to good music. And they don’t get it because the radio is so shit.” Well, the blame may not rest entirely on the radio stations …

The Algorithm That Leads To The Robotic Revolution Has Been Found The Algorithm That Leads To The Robotic Revolution Has Been Found

It was both charming and frightening when Google made the robot brain that learned what a cat was just by watching videos of them on YouTube. The kind of artificial intelligence that makes these feats possible will obviously be the …

MIT Brains Work On “Smart Sand” Robots MIT Brains Work On “Smart Sand” Robots

Researchers at MIT are working on a project that could bring sci-fi fantasies to reality. But, then again, when aren’t they? Nowadays, if you want something built, you take wood or other materials and build or cut it out of …

Computer Models Help Predict Dementia Patterns Computer Models Help Predict Dementia Patterns

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Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have developed a computer program that has tracked the manner in which different forms of dementia spread within a human brain. They say their mathematic model can be used to predict where and approximately …

YouTube Now Recommends Videos Based On Engagement, Not Just Clicks YouTube Now Recommends Videos Based On Engagement, Not Just Clicks
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How many times have you finished watching a YouTube video, then clicked on a suggested video only to end up watching something that doesn’t interest you at all. YouTube is hoping to cut down on this scenario with a change …

Google Algorithm Testing – Search Giant Calls for Help Detecting Scrapers Google Algorithm Testing – Search Giant Calls for Help Detecting Scrapers
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Google announced that it is testing algorithmic changes for scraper sites – blog scrapers in particular. The company is calling on users to help them. “We are asking for examples, and may use data you submit to test and improve …

Google Provides Inside Look Into Algorithm Tweaking Process Google Provides Inside Look Into Algorithm Tweaking Process
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Google tweaks its search algorithms over 500 times a year. You may have already known that, but Google is sharing a new video today designed to give people a “deeper look” into how Google makes “improvements” to its algorithms. I …

Human Content Creation Still Safe For The Time Being Human Content Creation Still Safe For The Time Being
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An article at Harvard Business Review takes an interesting look at “seven things human editors do that algorithms don’t (yet).” They boil down to: anticipation, risk-taking, the whole picture, pairing, social importance, mind-blowingness, and trust. Clearly there’s still room for …

Google Activity That May Have an Impact on Rankings
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There are currently some interesting happenings with Google search that webmasters may want to pay attention to. The company, which is always busy, has been making moves, which may greatly affect its flagship product – search. This is all in addition to everything the company is doing in social media, mobile, gaming, advertising and everything else (which all may have their own separate impacts on search).

Google Tweaks Algorithm to Show More Results from a Domain
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Gooogle announced today that it has made a change to its algorithm that is supposed to make it easier to find multiple pages from a single site.

Suite101 Shares Thoughts on Google/Demand Media Patents

Google was recently granted a patent called "Identifying inadequate search content" that the Financial Times says appears to replicate part of the Demand Media approach to algorithmic content – a style of content production that is becoming increasingly popular among media c

Is This Google Algorithm Update Costing You?
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High rankings in Google search results are coveted by nearly all webmasters, but Google is constantly making changes to keep them on their toes. Actually, Google is said to make roughly one change per day.

One recent change in particular, however, has gotten some webmasters riled up. It’s being referred to as "Mayday," and some claim it is costing them money.

New Details on Google Caffeine Update
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Update 2:  Matt Cutts gave WebProNews another exclusive interview, in which he gave some more details about Caffeine (among other things. It’s only hitting one data center before the holidays, and it isn’t even live quite yet. Google will roll it out to more data centers in January.