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eweek – Google’s Jsonnet Language Generates JSON

Darryl K. Taft  – eweek: “Google recently introduced a new open-source configuration language for generating JSON known as Jsonnet. Google quietly released Jsonnet a few months ago as a programming language for specifying data. The Jsonnet Website calls Jsonnet a data templating language. Jsonnet doesn’t just generate JSON: It is also an extension of JSON,Continue Reading

Contextualization of topics – browsing through terms, authors, journals and cluster allocations

Contextualization of topics – browsing through terms, authors, journals and cluster allocations, Rob Koopman, Shenghui Wang, Andrea Scharnhorst (Submitted on 16 Apr 2015). “This paper builds on an innovative Information Retrieval tool, Ariadne. The tool has been developed as an interactive network visualization and browsing tool for large-scale bibliographic databases. It basically allows to gainContinue Reading

Shodan is the world’s first search engine for Internet-connected devices

“Explore the Internet of Things Use Shodan to discover which of your devices are connected to the Internet, where they are located and who is using them. See the Big Picture – Websites are just one part of the Internet. There are power plants, Smart TVs, refrigerators and much more that can be found withContinue Reading

DARPA Funded Memex – Domain-Specific Search

Via Michael del Castillo – UpStart: “The federal government’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency today made publicly available an open-source tool that could lead to an entire new ecosystem of search-engines. Seventeen organizations received early access to the project, called Memex. Of those, five stood out as technology that Google may want to look atContinue Reading

EU Antitrust Case Against Google Moves Forward

Follow up to previous posting – Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service” via Mark Bergen – ReCode: “Google’s antitrust standoff with the European Union, a tumultuous legal tug-of-war begun in February 2010, reached a climax this morning with the EU laying the foundation for a formal complaint against Google forContinue Reading

The Role of Policy in Achieving Shared, Sustainable Economic Prosperity

“GrowthPolicy.org pulls together recent research by Harvard faculty about economic growth. Our goal is to disseminate Harvard research to a broad audience in order to inform debate about the role of policy in achieving stability in our financial systems and shared, sustainable economic prosperity. GrowthPolicy.org is a project of: The Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business &Continue Reading

Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service

“The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Google outlining the Commission’s preliminary view that the company is abusing a dominant position, in breach of EU antitrust rules, by systematically favouring its own comparison shopping product in its general search results pages in the European Economic Area (EEA). The Commission is concerned thatContinue Reading

DuckDuckGo announces how to find parking, search for online course, check UV risk factors

“DuckDuckGo friends, We’re proud to announce that we’ve made our 2015 open source donations to five projects chosen by the staff and community. $125,000 was distributed between SecureDrop, PrivacyBadger, GPG Tools, Tails, and Girl Develop It. To read more on that, check out: https://duck.co/blog/donations_2015 . This past month, we released many new Instant Answers developedContinue Reading

Consumer Watchdog Welcomes Senate Probe of FTC’s Google Antitrust Investigation

News release: “Consumer Watchdog today welcomed plans by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) to examine the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust investigation of Google that was closed in 2013 without a lawsuit. After the Wall Street Journal earlier this month published portions of a 2012 FTC report recommending the Commission prosecute Google, Consumer Watchdog urged Chairman LeeContinue Reading

Even more unwanted software protection via the Safe Browsing API

Google Online Security Blog: ” Deceptive software disguised as a useful download harms your web experience by making undesired changes to your computer. Safe Browsing offers protection from such unwanted software by showing a warning in Chrome before you download these programs. In February we started showing additional warnings in Chrome before you visit aContinue Reading

Yahoo Mortgage Calculator

“The loan amount, the interest rate, and the term of the mortgage can have a dramatic effect on the total amount you will eventually pay for the property. Further, mortgage payments typically will include monthly allocations of property taxes, hazard insurance, and (if applicable) private mortgage insurance (PMI). Use our mortgage calculator to see theContinue Reading

Wall Street Journal Reveals FTC Ignored Google’s Anticompetitive Practices

EPIC –  “According to an internal document obtained by the WSJ, in 2012 the Federal Trade Commission ignored recommendations to reform Google’s anticompetitive practices. The FTC staff report concluded that Google’s “conduct has resulted-and will result-in real harm to consumers and to innovation in the online search and advertising markets.” The internal FTC report saidContinue Reading