Google to Upgrade its Memory? Assigned Startup MetaRAM’s Memory Chip Patents

In August, Google announced an upgrade to Google’s infrastructure named Caffeine, aimed at making the search engine faster. One of the developers behind the upgrade described it as an upgrade to the Google File System. At the US Patent Office assignment database this morning, I noticed patents and patent applications assigned to Google on November … Read more Google to Upgrade its Memory? Assigned Startup MetaRAM’s Memory Chip Patents

How Google Might Insert Artificial Named Anchors into Web Pages

Usually, when you click on a link in a set of search results at Google, the search engine will deliver you to the top of a web page. But what if it didn’t? What if it brought you instead to the place on a page where your query terms appeared, or just above those words? … Read more How Google Might Insert Artificial Named Anchors into Web Pages

Patent Shows Google Book Scanning a Musical Process

Google was granted a patent today on one aspect of a book scanning process that raises the question what kind of music helps someone scan books best. The patent is Pacing and error monitoring of manual page turning operator (US Patent 7,619,784), which lists Joseph K. O’Sullivan, R. Alexander Proudfoot, and Christopher R. Uhlik as … Read more Patent Shows Google Book Scanning a Musical Process

Search Taxonomies to Answer Questions on Webpages

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If you were to search for [Ronald Reagan Movies] at Google or Yahoo or Bing, would you expect to see a list of movies that the former President and actor appeared in? It’s more likely that you would see a set of web pages that contain the words “Ronald” and “Reagan” and “Movies,” which might … Read more Search Taxonomies to Answer Questions on Webpages

How Search Engines May Rank User Generated Content

The term “User Generated Content,” often abbreviated as “UGC,” covers a fairly broad range of the words and pictures, images and videos and sounds that you see and hear on the Web. One thing that tends to distinguish “User Generated Content” from other content on the web is that visitors to a site, possibly including … Read more How Search Engines May Rank User Generated Content