Larry Dignan

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Latest Posts

Improving internal search and detecting cloaking

One of the problems with using search inside the enterprise is that corporate users rarely link to internal data on Web pages like users on the greater Internet do. This means that using incoming links as a way of ranking search results for relevance (page rank) doesn't work nearly as well for internal search.

May 25, 2006 by Phil Windley

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Google's emerging Web Office

Yesterday, I interviewed Dave Girouard, vice president and general manager of Google Enterprise.  We discussed concepts of the elusive Google Web Office, licensing Google's infrastructure software, search and Google's overall enterprise product strategy.

May 25, 2006 by Dan Farber


The great Wikipedia debate

Nick Carr and Wikipedia man Jimmy Wales, along with a few other contributors, debate Nick's assertion that Wikipedia as the embodiment of the democratization of publishing is dead. Wales calls Nick's death pronouncement a "staggeringly bizarre argument.

May 24, 2006 by Dan Farber

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FSF-backed DRM protesters don hazmat suits at WinHEC

According to Microsoft developers gathered in Seattle to hear Bill Gates's keynote speech on the future of Microsoft and the coming release of its updated operating system Vista, protesters wearing bright yellow Hazmat suits swarmed the entrance of the city's convention center, delivering an unsettling message to the corporation: your product is defective and hazardous to users....

May 24, 2006 by David Berlind


Merger mania: Yahoo, eBay, Microsoft, Google ?

Reuters has a speculative story, based on a JPMorgan Chase report, that major tectonic plate shifting will occur among the major Internet presences. Growth is slowing, competition is getting more fierce, and bulking up and making strategic alliances (at the expense of competitors) is viewed as a way to defend the moat.

May 24, 2006 by Dan Farber


Mash-ups, XML, and visualizing Flickr

Still at WWW2006, I also attended a panel moderated by Rohit Khare on Mashups, Web data, and APIs. Other participants were Frank Mantek, Jeff Barr, Dan Theurer, and Kevin Lawver.

May 24, 2006 by Phil Windley


Still with the semantic web thing!

My second day at WWW2006 was as interesting as my first. The morning began with a plenary panel that included Nigel Shadbolt as the panel chair, Tim Berners-Lee, Richard Benjamins, Clare Hart, and Jim Hendler.

May 24, 2006 by Phil Windley