All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Greg Linden’

Google's Crazy Awesome Machines

A super interesting blog post by Greg Linden details a Googler keynote address that presents some staggering statistics. Staggering statistic #1: Google uses 1,000 machines per search query. This is what makes Google fast. Staggering statistic #2: Google crawls the Web—all of it, what used to take months—in nearly real time. Staggering statistic #3: Google’s machine translation models use a …

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Microsoft Picks Up Linden

Microsoft has picked up Greg Linden, one of my favorite geeks and the guy who created Findory and Amazon.com’s recommendation engine. Greg’s biggest strength comes in the form of personalized services, as both at Amazon and Findory he designed websites that learned from user behavior and improved what was shown to the user in extremely effective ways, first with books, then with news and blogs.

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