Thursday, December 18, 2014

Google in the news

Google Is Going Through A Rough Transition -- And There's Some Pessimism Inside The Company | Business Insider:
"People are searching for products on Amazon, rather than using Google. The only reason search makes money for Google is that people use it to search for products they would like to buy on the internet, and Google shows ads for those products. Increasingly, however, people are going straight to Amazon to search for products. Desktop search queries on Amazon increased 47% between September 2013 and September 2014, according to ComScore."

(note: Amazon CEO is investor in Business Insider)

Google Is Now Worth More Than the Entire Russian Stock Market | TIME

Google to Pull Engineering Operations in Russia

The rise and rise of Sundar Pichai in Google (and Larry Page is loving it) : BIZ TECH : Tech Times

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Sundar Pichai, The Second Most Important Person At Google | Business Insider India

The Google Way of Attacking Problems - HBR

Google's 2014 Holiday Gift: An LG Watch - Business Insider
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ML: Baidu "Deep Speech" Recognition

Baidu Announces Breakthrough In Speech Recognition, Claiming To Top Google And Apple:

"...artificial-intelligence guru Andrew Ng joined Chinese Internet pioneer Baidu last May as chief scientist
Ng and 10 members of his Baidu Research team... said they’ve come up with a new method of more accurately recognizing speech
Deep Speech works better than the others in noisy environments, such as in a car or a crowd... outperformed several speech systems–the Google Speech API,, Microsoft’s Bing Speech, and Apple Dictation–by over 10% in terms of word error rates."