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Wink creates 'Winkipedia' for people profiles

Wink has aggregated 250 million people profiles and is creating a kind of Wikipedia of people. Unlike Wikipedia, the new version of the people search engine, currently in beta, gives individual users control over the content of the search result for their name.

November 7, 2007 by Dan Farber


True Knowledge enters the semantic search ring

True Knowledge is previewing (in private beta) a new search engine that deliver answers rather than a list of statistically relevant links as in most search engines. Type in "Is Jennifer Lopez single?

November 7, 2007 by Dan Farber


Podcast: Facebook Ads, Google's Android, phishing and tie strength

This week on the Dan & David Show we debate the import of Facebook Ads. David thinks that Facebook Ads will be a footnote in history, and I suggest that they are the start of a new experimental phase with more personalized, invasive and effective (for advertisers) ads based on a social graph.

November 7, 2007 by Dan Farber


Red Hat puts Enterprise Linux in Amazon's cloud

Red Hat has launched the private beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service with a public beta due in the before the end of the year.Under the partnership, Red Hat will make Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its features--the network management service, technical support and certified applications--on Amazon's EC2 service.

November 7, 2007 by


Facebook Ads: Monetizing the social graph and social graft

The blogosphere is loaded up with all flavors of Facebook Ads analysis, and much handwringing over the notion of users expressing their enthusiasm for Diet Coke or "American Gangster" on their Facebook page and Coca-Cola or Universal Pictures placing ads in the newsfeed as the items are spooled to their social graph. (Beyond Facebook, it's not hard to imagine a contextual ad showing up every time you Twitter something.

November 6, 2007 by Dan Farber