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Conan's hit men mock Google's algorithmic certainty

Team Coco decides it's time to expose Google's claims that it can predict a movie's success.

By Jul. 2, 2013

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Katango's algorithmic approach to Google Circles problem

It's not just Google that's been thinking about easing the awkwardness of social interactions with your work, social, and other contacts online. Start-up Katango promises to automatically detect natural groupings of people on networks like Facebook.

By Jul. 11, 2011

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Songza tunes into Weather Channel data for music selection

A new partnership means you could hear Burt Bacharach crooning in your ear when raindrops start falling on your head.

By Mar. 27, 2014

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Mozilla works to squeeze more life out of JPEG

The Firefox developer releases a tool called mozjpeg that cuts image file sizes by about 10 percent through judicious optimization. The goal: a faster Web.

By Mar. 5, 2014

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Facebook to deliver more news, fewer memes in News Feed

The social network says it will push more "high quality" articles in News Feed and occasionally resurface stories with new comments to keep conversations going.

By Dec. 2, 2013

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Google and Facebook write your end-of-year cards for you

With a Google+ auto-awesome movie and a special Facebook page, social media powers try to give you a hand with your holiday communications. It's a nice idea, but lacks a certain personal touch.

By Dec. 23, 2013

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Yahoo reportedly returning to roots in search tech

The Web giant will shift some of its focus back on algorithmic search and search advertising with the help of two new initiatives, reports Recode.

By Jan. 31, 2014

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Twitter's 140-character constraint underwrites IPO

The company's greatest strength is its brevity. Keeping it short, simple, and uncluttered will continue to be key in Twitter's post-IPO life.

By Sep. 13, 2013

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Facebook adds new Nearby Friends feature to engage mobile users

Users of the world's largest social network can now find out who is around them. After spending billions on acquisitions and developing other apps, it's also a return to Facebook focusing on, well, Facebook.

By Apr. 17, 2014

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Google Play appears to confuse Mickey Mouse with gay erotica

If you search for "Where's My Mickey" on Google Play, you get a fine selection of ads for books that are less than mousey.

By Jul. 13, 2013