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Briefs #2: New Version of Hakia Released; PARC Licensing Natural Language Technology to Powerset GPO White Paper: Web Publication Harvesting MyFeedz.com, A Personalized Feed Reader, Officially Released on Adobe Labs Site Interview with Czeslaw Jan "Chet" Grycz from The Internet Archive Apart from the Horrible Name & Logo, I…

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Briefs #2: New Version of Hakia Released; PARC Licensing Natural Language Technology to Powerset

GPO White Paper: Web Publication Harvesting

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On the Road Again

It's my kids' winter break, so of course I'm traveling for business. Will be a light week, once I return from this trip, posting will be intermittent…check out Searchmob, Gary is really ripping it up over there……

It’s my kids’ winter break, so of course I’m traveling for business. Will be a light week, once I return from this trip, posting will be intermittent…check out Searchmob, Gary is really ripping it up over there…

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Larry Page on AI

You know I trend toward the mystic when it comes to the emergence of AI, and in the book I explored the idea of Google using brute computation and comprehensiveness to allow AI to emerge in its network. Here (Cnet video) Larry Page discusses this very idea, ending with…

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You know I trend toward the mystic when it comes to the emergence of AI, and in the book I explored the idea of Google using brute computation and comprehensiveness to allow AI to emerge in its network. Here (Cnet video) Larry Page discusses this very idea, ending with “it’s not as far off as many people think.” Thanks KK.

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The War of Words Continues: “Mafia Shakedown”

That's what anonymous sources are calling YouTube/Google's approach (Reuters) to cutting deals with big media companies. YouTube, owned by Google Inc., plans to introduce technology to help media companies identify pirated videos uploaded by users. But the tools are currently being offered as part of broader negotiations on licensing…

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That’s what anonymous sources are calling YouTube/Google’s approach (Reuters) to cutting deals with big media companies.

YouTube, owned by Google Inc., plans to introduce technology to help media companies identify pirated videos uploaded by users. But the tools are currently being offered as part of broader negotiations on licensing deals, they said.

The move contrasts with YouTube’s biggest rival, News Corp.’s, popular Internet social network, MySpace, which said on Monday it would offer its own version of copyright protection services for free.

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A Brief Interview with Michael Wesch (The Creator of That Wonderful Video…)

Michael Wesch, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. If you've been reading Searchblog, then you know him as the guy behind this amazing video. After I saw the film, I had to talk to the man who made it. Michael is a very thoughtful…

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Michael Wesch, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. If you’ve been reading Searchblog, then you know him as the guy behind this amazing video.

After I saw the film, I had to talk to the man who made it. Michael is a very thoughtful fellow, as one might expect, but he comes to “Web 2.0” from an entirely different perspective than your typical Valley entrepreneur (yet he seems to know more than most of us!). For more, read on….and keep in mind the Michael has agreed to answer your questions in the comments field, should any come up!

You did your fieldwork in a Melanesia, and teach at Kansas State. How did you end up making such a compelling video, one that resonates so deeply with folks like, well, those who read Searchblog?

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Google and Wikipedia

This augurs further action on the part of Google (via Digg). I can't imagine it will stand. From the original posting on Hitwise: The percentage of Google's downstream traffic going to Wikipedia increased by 166% year over year (week ending 2/10/07 vs. week ending 2/11/06). Last week Wikipedia was…

This augurs further action on the part of Google (via Digg). I can’t imagine it will stand. From the original posting on Hitwise:

The percentage of Google’s downstream traffic going to Wikipedia increased by 166% year over year (week ending 2/10/07 vs. week ending 2/11/06). Last week Wikipedia was the #3 website in Google’s downstream, after Google Image Search and MySpace.

Regardless of posturing, no business likes to send that much traffic to a third party site without some kind of value coming back. Will Wikipedia start running AdWords? Watch this space. I could imagine some kind of approach that drives revenue to the Wikimedia foundation….

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Where’s The Edge of the Web?

Today is a good day, because later this afternoon I'm sitting down with Tim O'Reilly, my partner on the Web 2 Summit, and spending a few hours with his team thinking out loud about themes and ideas for this year's conference (It'll be Oct. 17-19, in SF again). Last…

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Today is a good day, because later this afternoon I’m sitting down with Tim O’Reilly, my partner on the Web 2 Summit, and spending a few hours with his team thinking out loud about themes and ideas for this year’s conference (It’ll be Oct. 17-19, in SF again). Last year (the third one) was amazing, but we all got the sense that Web 2 had gone mainstream. While we had a lot of innovators at that event, this year we want to focus on the edges – the place where the web has yet to become mainstream, or the places where the mainstream will once again be upended due to innovations on the margins. Our goal is to find and introduce those edges into the conversation this year. From something we wrote up to introduce the concept:

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Where are the greatest opportunities, and the greatest risks? At the Web’s edge – the places where the Web is just beginning to take root: the industries, geographies, and applications that have yet to be conquered by the web’s wide reach.

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I agree.

Fred notes Ted Stevens, Mr. "Series of Tubes!", is sponsoring a bill to ban blogs, social networks, and anything else conversational from schools and libraries. "An Idiot", Fred calls Ted. I agree. (image)…

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Fred notes Ted Stevens, Mr. “Series of Tubes!”, is sponsoring a bill to ban blogs, social networks, and anything else conversational from schools and libraries. “An Idiot”, Fred calls Ted. I agree.

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