Algorithm

The Hoover Tower is visible through trees on the Stanford University campus on May 22, 2014 in Stanford, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Learning Centers Use ‘Moneyball’ Formula To Ensure Students Get Admitted To Top-Ranked Colleges

A Bay Area group of learning centers is using techniques more associated with baseball statistics to get students into the nation’s most competitive colleges.

11/14/2014

A french user's Netflix interface. 
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How Does Netflix Decide What To Recommend To You?

How does Netflix decide between offering you the past seasons of ‘Breaking Bad’ or the latest Adam Sandler direct to DVD comedy? A select group of employees – who get paid to watch everything – help the company filter all of that content so that it can be matched to what you like.

09/17/2014

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Researchers Developing Portable Device That Detects U.S. Currency Vapors To Be Used By Border Patrol

An estimated $30 billion in U.S. currency is illegally smuggled into Mexico each year from the United States, but research is being done to help U.S. border-patrol agents sniff out the so-called dirty money.

08/12/2014

A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Larry Magid: Facebook Changes Algorithm For News Feed

Facebook is changing the way it decides what appears in your news feed. What some people may not realize is that they might not see every post their friends make in their News Feed.

01/22/2014

Google's search engine. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Turns 15, Overhauls Search Algorithm

Google says it recently overhauled the closely guarded formula that runs its influential Internet search engine to give better answers to the increasingly complex questions posed by Web surfers.

09/26/2013

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