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Stirr wrap-up: Yes, Freebase really is that cool

Start-ups from Stirr: MetaWeb, Criteo, Wrike, and Buxfer.

By Mar. 29, 2007


EmoSpark AI console just wants you to be happy

An Indiegogo campaign aims to raise $100,000 to produce an artificial-intelligence machine dedicated to improving humans' happiness (and helping them around the house).

By Jan. 7, 2014


Google buys Metaweb and its sprawling database

Metaweb maintains a vast database that records properties and relationships for all sorts of entities--and now Google bought the start-up.

By Jul. 16, 2010


Google bringing new smarts to search with Knowledge Graph

Search giant builds a 500-million-item database of people, places, and things. Its content will be appearing in your search results starting today.

By May. 16, 2012


Microsoft's Bing seeks enlightenment with Satori

"We are not shipping until we have something more revolutionary than evolutionary," says Bing's Stefan Weitz about a personal assistant feature.

By Jul. 30, 2013


Graph Search augurs Age of Enlightenment for Facebook

The newly unveiled, and still very beta, Graph Search marks the start of the next major phase in Facebook's history, and a path to Google-like revenue.

By Jan. 17, 2013


Uncram launches quickie publishing for social network users

Feeling hemmed in on Twitter or Facebook? Uncram lets you create topic pages fast and share them easily.

By Sep. 1, 2011


Microsoft Live Labs launches political meme tracker

The software maker's Political Streams platform offers a new way to keep an eye on election news. An interesting feature: it keeps track of mentioned names and places in each story.

By Oct. 9, 2008


Live Search gets a Powerset boost

Microsoft, which closed its deal to buy Powerset a month ago, said the first fruits of collaboration are now finding their way into the company's main search results.

By Sep. 17, 2008