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MyUnity, explained

We correct some of the misrepresentations of the technology that have crept into media accounts of MyUnity. → Read More: MyUnity, explained

Lean back with YouTube and Android

Google just released a YouTube remote control app that allows one to seamlessly continue watching a YouTube video from the Android phone to the YouTube Leanback system (and back). Leanback provides a relaxing way to access YouTube contents on a large screen such as on a Google TV or on a desktop screen. Leanback continually picks [...] → Read More: Lean back with YouTube and Android

CAIP2011

CAIP2011 is the fourteenth in the CAIP series of biennial international conferences devoted to all aspects of Computer Vision, Image Analysis and Processing, Pattern recognition and related fields. CAIP2011 will be held in August 29-31, 2011, in Sevill… → Read More: CAIP2011

Kno news is good news

Kno has announced the specs, price, and availability dates for its slate computers designed for the academic market. According to the Kno web site, the one- and two-screen devices will be available in the US on December 20th. The one screen device with 16GB ram will cost $599 for students, and the two screen device [...] → Read More: Kno news is good news

A Closer Look at Google’s Advertisement Labels

The FTC has called for “clear and conspicuous disclosures” in search engines’ advertisement labels, and the FTC specifically emphasized the need for “terms and a format that are easy for consumers to understand.” Unfortunately, Google’s new advertiseme… → Read More: A Closer Look at Google’s Advertisement Labels

A Closer Look at Google’s Advertisement Labels

The FTC has called for “clear and conspicuous disclosures” in search engines’ advertisement labels, and the FTC specifically emphasized the need for “terms and a format that are easy for consumers to understand.” Unfortunately, Google’s new advertiseme… → Read More: A Closer Look at Google’s Advertisement Labels

A platform for interactive search research

In her recent CIKM 2010 keynote address, Sue Dumais emphasized the importance of time to the understanding of to structure search over web collections. It was an provocative and inspiring talk, but one that left me with a sense of futility: how does a research group that doesn’t have access to a large scale search engine [...] → Read More: A platform for interactive search research

Labels and Disclosures in Search Advertising

Search engines have long labeled their advertisements with labels like “Sponsored links”, “Sponsored results”, and “Sponsored sites.” Do users actually know that these labels are intended to convey that the listings are paid advertisements? In a draft … → Read More: Labels and Disclosures in Search Advertising

Labels and Disclosures in Search Advertising

Search engines have long labeled their advertisements with labels like “Sponsored links”, “Sponsored results”, and “Sponsored sites.” Do users actually know that these labels are intended to convey that the listings are paid advertisements? In a draft … → Read More: Labels and Disclosures in Search Advertising

MediaEval Benchmarking Initiative

MediaEval is a benchmarking initiative dedicated to evaluating new algorithms for multimedia access and retrieval. MediaEval focuses on speech, language and contextual aspects of video (geographical and social context). Typical tasks include, predictin… → Read More: MediaEval Benchmarking Initiative