Tuesday, November 30, 2010
(this is a classical must solve// know problem)
Monday, November 29, 2010
"Microsoft has hit on a direct path to university researchers’ hearts and minds: give them free tools and easy access to huge data sets.
The software maker has started grafting popular scientific databases and analysis tools onto its Windows Azure cloud computing service. This basically means that researchers in various fields can get access to a fast supercomputer of their very own and pose queries to enormous data sets that Microsoft keeps up to date. For the time being, Microsoft will allow some research groups to perform their work free, while others will have to rent calculation time on Azure via a credit card."
Disclaimer: I work for Microsoft
Sunday, November 28, 2010
PS: sometime you forgot old geometry, but this problem is simply a generalization of a point P and a segment S. Is the point above or below S?
Thursday, November 25, 2010
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Interestingly enough, Message works on the top of HBase
Monday, November 15, 2010
We have hundreds of millions of users producing zillions of web pages, blogs, real time updates, and so on and so forth. Then, search engines index this content and serve search results, when users submit relevant queries. In addition, search engines serve commercial ads together with the indexed content. Now, why the content producers receive no money for their content? After all, if there no content then there will be no index, no search results and no commercial ads.
You may say ... well your analysis is partial since commercial ads are not the only way to monetize the content. Another element to consider is the traffic sent to the content producer by the search. Fair enough. This observation is certainly pertinent. However, receiving traffic is very much important for commercial sites, but is not necessarily the same of getting direct money.
For instance, say that I love the music of the 80s. This is my hobby, and so I write about it. I would be interested in receiving some traffic for content produced for this hobby. Anyway, I would be more happy to get some direct money anytime that my content is accessed by using a search engine. After all, the search engine has probably served some commercial ads together with the index built on the top of my content (and on the top of the content written by other similar content producers).
Nowadays, A similar mechanism is missing .. and I am not sure why? Would you consider it a new ads major paradigm shift? And could it be a pair with a new search major paradigm ?
Sunday, November 14, 2010
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Friday, November 12, 2010
Update: they also have Web pages where users expressed a "Like it". So they are effectively crawling them (or at least leveraging the "Like" anchor). Is Facebook starting to become a true search engine?
Thursday, November 11, 2010
There are just two players with algoritmic search out of there. Search follows fractal geometries. You can take advantage of your experiences and, by learning and generalizing, you can anticipate and recognize problems with similarities :)
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Stock had a 40% increase last year, IAC's Barry Diller Surrenders to Google, Ends Ask.com's Search Effort
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
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(PS: this was an old interview coding question, which I am not going to use anymore)