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Ellie Cattle

Coin » Use One Coin for All of Your Cards - 0 views

    Sorry if this double-posts, I had to switch windows. So this is less "internet" and more "tech innovation", but it was so cool I just had to share it. This company has developed a piece of hardware (shaped exactly like a credit card), that can actually be swiped in credit card machines, that holds all of your personal credit, debit, and gift card information. You switch between cards using a button on the device, you add them to the card via a phone app and an attached card swiper, and as it's linked to your phone, it'll alert you if you get too far away from the card (in the case of leaving it on a table and walking away, or forgetting your wallet on the way out of the house, for example).
Amanda French

Google Books ruling is a huge victory for online innovation - 0 views

    Big news today: a ten-year-old lawsuit about Google Book Search has been resolved in Google's favor -- basically, the law has ruled that it was okay for Google to scan in-copyright books because it had no plans to publish the whole version of those in-copyright books online in Compare this to what we've heard about celebrity photographs and Pinterest. Here's a quotation from the story: "When Google started work on its book search engine a decade ago, the company realized that getting the approval of copyright holders would be a logistical nightmare. Not only would major publishers likely demand high fees for permission to scan their books, but for many older works, it would be difficult to even figure out who the appropriate copyright holder was. So Google took a gamble, scanning library books without seeking copyright holders' permission and relying on copyright's fair use doctrine as a justification."
Stephanie Sanlorenzo

Watson, the supercomputer. - 0 views

    This was the super computer I was talking about in class today, the one that won on Jeopardy.

Twitter's IPO: The tweet heard 'round the world - 0 views

    Interesting article about the new business side of Twitter. Twitter is planning on becoming a publicly traded company which means stock will be sold to the general public. This article goes over the effects this will have in the future.
Mahrokh Akhavan

Google Celebrates 15 Years - 0 views

    Its Google's Birthday today and It seems like the giant among search engines is still continuing to push for better service. I noticed that my google format had changed and I found out it was because Hummingbird, its new search algorithm that gives better search results.

Social Issues of the Internet and Web: A Personal Perspective on the History and Future of Innovation | Voices From Oxford - 0 views

    Social issues and the past and future of the internet is discussed.
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