Monthly Archives: June 2012

Billion eBook deal between amazon and US government in critical state

The US government plans to buy up to 35.000 Kindle touch reader including 50 eBooks on each device. Those devices are intended to be provided worldwide in libraries within the “English Access Microscholarship Program” by the department of foreign affairs. … Continue reading

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Microsoft announces own tablet “surface”

On 18 June 2012 Microsoft announced in Hollywood an own tablet PC with the brand name “surface”. The tablet shall use MS Windows8 and shall be a gaming and working device. There will be two versions: an ultrabook and a … Continue reading

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twitter to be used by emergency operational forces

Researchers from the university of technology Delft and TNO plan to use twitter in order to support emergency operational forces. The by the researches developed system Twitcident can filter messages from the twitter feed and sort them according to specific … Continue reading

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Algorithm developed in order to detect faked reviews

Consumers buying stuff via Internet very often rely on reviews given by other customers. Did you every think of that these reviews might be faked? According to Prof. Bing Liu, Professor from the University of Illinois up to 30% (!) … Continue reading

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