This is a pretty esoteric subject but I'll try to contextualize to make it a bit more interesting. In the financial publishing business, it's a common practice to create profile pages for publicly traded companies so investors can easily get all the information they need at a glance. The profile pages are populated with a bunch of information - SEC filings, key employees, … [Read more...] about How financial publishers reconcile news with public company profiles
A recent poll from Boston's Suffolk University has been receiving a lot of press over the past few months. According to Paul Bedard from US News, "Fox News Channel and mouthy Bill O'Reilly, is now the most trusted source - by a mile." Bedard referenced a national poll conducted by Suffolk University, which explored a variety of perceptions related to the presidential … [Read more...] about Why fox and o’reilly aren’t the most trusted news sources
Originally published in Search Engine Watch (July 2012) Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal shed light on Google’s plans to add depth to the search experience –foreshadowing the arrival of the Knowledge Graph. According to Amit Singhal, a top Google search executive, the goal is to make the search experience comparable to, “how humans understand the … [Read more...] about Semantic search
Originally published on Search Engine Watch (May 2012) In Google’s recent earnings call, the question was posed, “If you think of the future of Internet search 3 or 4 years out, how important will the social signal be and how important (will) personalization be?” CEO Larry Page responded by explaining how he might search for one of his friends who had a common … [Read more...] about Google, Big Data & what it means for SEO
Originally published on Gigaom (May 2012) “The field of [big data] draws on findings from statistics, databases, and artificial intelligence to construct tools that let users gain insight from massive data sets.” - Michael Pazzani, Intelligent Systems Pazzani’s quote was originally published in February 1999 and did not reference big data; it referenced knowledge … [Read more...] about Is Big Data a fad, or something legit?