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Analysis of Emerging echnologies Technologies Invention September 13, 2010 1
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Foolproof Forecasting (At Least 6.75% of the Time) iants vs. ail: Giants will win! ail: Packers will win! Giants vs. Packers Mail: Giants will win! Mail: Packers will win! Outcome: Packers win Mail: Seahawks will win! Mail: Falcons will win! Seahawks vs. Falcons utcome: Seahawks win Outcome: Seahawks win Raiders vs. Bengals Mail: Raiders will win! Mail: Bengals will win! Outcome: Raiders win 9ers vs Mail: Send $$ for the next 4 2 49ers vs. Rams Outcome: Rams win Mail: 49ers will win! Mail: Rams will win! weeks predictions!
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Virtual Speed Humps Last week, West Vancouver began testing a “virtual speed hump” in the form of a little girl outside the École Pauline Johnson Elementary School. Image is painted on the road, but looks 3-D as you approach it, with the effect maximal at 100 feet. What do you think of Pavement Patty? Similar, albeit less anthropomorphic, project in Philadelphia. Less expensive than “real” speed bumps ($500 vs. $2,000) We call it the novelty factor. They may get some mileage out artin T ietrucha an associate of it until people realize, ‘Hey, I don’t get jiggled like with a real speed hump.’ Martin T. Pietrucha , an associate professor of civil engineering at Pennsylvania State University. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/12/us/12bump.html ; http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2010/09/07/speed-bumps-of-the-future-creepy-optical-illusion-children/ Prior to installation, avg. speed on one neighborhood street was 38 mph. After one month, avg. speed was 23 mph.
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Google Instant Google introduced Google Instant last week. <run a search> Shift from pressing “Enter” or “Submit” to search to simply typing. p g p y yp g What do you think of this as a user? How does Google do this? Can Bing keep up? stimates reviously if you typed a 14 haracter query Google would perform Estimates saving Google users about 11 hours of waiting ime every Previously, if you typed a 14-character query, Google would perform one query. Now it performs 14. They cache common queries (that are discriminant), so they’re not ctually searching their index much of the time “Barack” will be What do you think of this as an advertiser? … advertisers are not particularly leased because they see it as te e e y second. actually searching their index much of the time. Barack will be faster than “Bill”. Cheaper to buy a longer, more specialized keyword than a short one. E.g., more demand for “ mba ” than for “ mba in Atlanta ”. pleased because they see it as Google strong arming people to buy the most expensive terms and make the most money for Google http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/technology/techspecial/09google.html People may use longer queries less frequently, requiring everyone to purchase the more expensive keyword.
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