and the second world first is Splash News! and that’s all I can say. We are the first company in the world to automatically monitor and track image sales in print publications for our entertainment and celebrity agency clients – using image recognition! Continue reading Double Trouble!
The photo above was taken in Baltimore a week ago. This is Baltimore’s tourism campaign logo. Just so appropriate! Two world first at Idee today: – Agence France Press is the first wire service in the world to automatically monitor its image sales/usage using image recognition and our incredible image monitoring service. Incredible is … Continue reading Double Trouble!
Via Reg a great post about eBay’s architecture: 212 million registered users, 1 billion photos 1 billion page views a day, 105 million listings, 2 petabytes of data, 3 billion API calls a month Go over and read Joahnnes’ post here. Continue reading The eBay architecture
An internal document by Brad Garlinghouse, a Yahoo senior vice president, says Yahoo is spreading its resources too thinly, like peanut butter on a slice of bread. From the Wall Street Journal this morning as well as TechCrunch. There’s a reason why a centerfielder and a left fielder have clear areas of ownership. Pursuing the … Continue reading The Peanut Butter Manifesto
This is a bit of a rant that I need to get out of my system; it comes in two parts: Part 1From Greg Wilson this morning: [snip] it’s easy to see that fewer women go into Computer Science than men. What’s not easy to see is that the dropout rate among female students is … Continue reading I don’t need your welcome…or anybody’s for that matter
IBM acquires FileNet for $1.6 billion. FileNet is a publicly traded company based in Costa Mesa, Calif., with an annual revenue last year of nearly $422 million. The 24-year-old company is one of the largest specialists in content and document management software sold to large corporations. This is what analysts call a "customer acquisition:. Continue reading IBM acquires nice customer list
A good read from the Microsoft Research folks: Planet Scale Software Updates Fast and effective distribution of software updates (a.k.a. patches) to millions of Internet users has evolved into a critical task over the last years. The reasons are at least twofold: (i) the large, ever-increasing number of users requires costly server resources and (ii) … Continue reading Large scale patch dissemination
Tim Bray on Ruby. Continue reading Ruby
I love Joe Clark and really not just because he is vegan! He is a self professed curmudgeon! Joe Clark on the Mesh Conference: "What I would like to see is a conference with half a clue. This is a mesh that screens out actually qualified developers and people with disabilities. Mesh Conference is a … Continue reading Mesh and Joe Clark
Organized by the Field Institute in TorontoDeciphering Our World: Stephen Lewis Stephen Lewis, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, will deliver a public lecture at the Canadian Mathematical Society’s "2005 Canadian Mathematics Education Forum"When: Friday May 6Time: 7:30 – 9:00pmWhere: University of Toronto’s Medical Sciences Auditorium, 1 King’s College Circle.Stephen Lewis will … Continue reading Anyone for a lecture this evening?