Sergey Brin is so funny

I searched for-

Ajay Ohri

About 97,600 results (0.37 seconds)

Then I searched for

Sergey Brin-

About 3,470,000 results (0.29 seconds)

30 times more pages in 30% less time. Huh!!!

Why show me 300,000 pages of results anyway—-

The point I am trying to make is why does Google have more than 3 pages to show in the default view-

wouldnt they save time, bandwidth and storage if they just show 3 pages for every search result and give more than 3 pages only for Advanced Search.

I personally like the high quality Number 7 ranked search for Sergey Brin-

http://mysergeybrin.com/

 

 

becuase it is ranked 3 places higher than his own blog http://too.blogspot.com/

 

 

Google – Turns the Page

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Meet Google’s new CEO

Larry Page
Co-Founder and President, Products

Larry Page was Google’s founding CEO and grew the company to more than 200 employees and profitability before moving into his role as president of products in April 2001. He continues to share responsibility for Google’s day-to-day operations with Eric Schmidt and Sergey Brin.

The son of Michigan State University computer science professor Dr. Carl Victor Page, Larry’s love of computers began at age six. While following in his father’s footsteps in academics, he became an honors graduate from the University of Michigan, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering, with a concentration on computer engineering. During his time in Ann Arbor, Larry built an inkjet printer out of Lego™ bricks.

While in the Ph.D. program in computer science at Stanford University, Larry met Sergey Brin, and together they developed and ran Google, which began operating in 1998. Larry went on leave from Stanford after earning his master’s degree.

In 2002, Larry was named a World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow. He is a member of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) of the University of Michigan College of Engineering, and together with co-founder Sergey Brin, Larry was honored with the Marconi Prize in 2004. He is a trustee on the board of the X PRIZE, and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2004.

and no coincidence but it reminded me of the Metallica video- Turn the Page. Forgive the Pun, herr Eric

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOibtqWo6z4

Search, Sports,Social Media,SlideShares, Scribd

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Some slideshare.net presentations I really liked.

A tutorial on SEO and SEM-

Carole Ann Matignon deals with optimization and scheduling, rules in the…….NFL!

 

 

Carole, We are waiting for the sequel on  analytics on football and the beer game.

Social Media Screw-Ups

Social Media doesnt matter at all- Social Media matters a lot- Still undecided? Take a look

Slideshare is a great VISUAL interface on sharing content. I liked Google Docs embedding as well, but Matt Mullenberg and Matt Cutts seemed to have stopped talking. Mullenberg is going like Zuckenberg, not willing to align with Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin. or maybe they are afraid of Big Brother Brin. Google loves Java and Javascript (even when they are getting sued for it)- while Matt M  hates it- bad for RIA I guess.

Scribd also is a great way to share content- and probably is small enough for. WordPress.com to allow embedding

Thats the reason why I sometimes prefer Scribd for sharing my poetry to Slideshare and Google Docs. Also I like the enhanced analytics and the much easier and evolved interface for reading. Slideshare is much more successful than Scribd because it is open to sharing with everyone- scribd tries to get you to register …;)

(* Also see MIT’s beer game at http://beergame.mit.edu/ which is ahem different from Duke’s beer games).

 

 

YouTube Features: Audio Swap, Mobile posts and Themes

Here are great features from the now formidable and always delightful Youtube, especially the Audio Swap feature.

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YOU TUBE*

(*BECAUSE GOOGLE IS NOT A  MONOPOLY )

Basically it allows you to use a background song over your home videos.

If you have ever shot a baby video, or a pet video, or just a random nature is beautiful video- here is an example

The Heavy Rock ( California) vs The Country Song ( Tennessee) versions.

versus

They were both sent from my Iphone, and the audio added later. The Audio swap function is at-

My Videos >

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos#

Click on the Audio Swap Button below each video.

You can see the screenshot below for the functionality offered by Audio Swap.

The YouTube feature also has considerable refinements ( after 5 yrs of hard thinking by the most famous Standford alumni to drop out). An example is customizable skins and themes- see here a screenshot ( note the background color, font etc)-

You can also see it here at http://youtube.com/Decisionstats or just click the screenshot below.

Speaking of Stanford- I called up home in India to tell them how I am doing in San Fran. There was considerable confusion after I told them that I got admitted to Stanford. My father said- ” Just how did you get admitted to Stanford? ” Me- I just took the Caltrain to the station- I meant admitted to the campus not the college 😉

Google stuck on Gears

Google has launched support for Droid the mobile operating system but forgot to include support for their own browser- Chromium. Atleast if you can support Windows Explorer and Firefox for Gears, surely you can add support for Gears for Chromium.Maybe with an Ad or two 😉 .Since Al Gore invented the internet and he sits as a consultant for the California boys, maybe he can advise them as well on the anti trust investigations with Apple (cough).

MS Smacks Google Docs with Slideshare

Our favorite drop outs from the Phd Program just learned that they should not moon the giant. The company founded in Paul Allen building at Stanford, also known as Gogol /Google announced they would create a Cloud OS with much fan fare. Only to find their own cloud prodocutivity offering Google Docs bested by Slideshare.

Now you can import your Gmail attachments Google docs into slideshare, for much better professional sharing within your office.

Here is an embedded SlideShare ppt called Google Hacks, note the much better visual appeal in this vis a vis your Google Docs.

Well as for the Stanford dropouts this is what happens when you dont complete your Phd education.

Citation- http://www.slideshare.net/rickdog/google-hacks

As per Cloud Computing and Office productivity goes,

Harvard Dropouts (Microsoft) 1- Stanford Dropouts ( Google) 0

Unless Google creates a cloud version of Open Office- but who needs that anyway?

who needs search- just ctrl F

Google Hacks

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Academic Disclaimer-The author intends to complete his Phd. these are his personal views only.

Best of Decision Stats- Modeling and Text Mining Part3

Here are some of the top articles by way of views, in an  area I love– of modeling and text mining.

1) Karl Rexer – Rexer Analytics

http://www.decisionstats.com/2009/06/09/interview-karl-rexer-rexer-analytics/

Karl produces one of the most respected surveys that captures emerging trends in data mining and technology. Karl was also one of the most enthusiastic people I have interviewed- and I am thankful for his help in getting me some more interviews.

2) Gregory Piatesky Shapiro

One of the earliest and easily the best Knowledge Discoverer of all times, Gregory produces http://www.kdnuggets.com and the newsletter is easily the must newsletter to be on. Gregory was doing data mining , while the Google boys were still debating whether to drop out of Stanford or not.
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