A problem called Bing

Reading Time: 6 minutes When the latest Microsoft results came out one of the biggest drags on it was losses made by the company’s online services business; specifically the search product Bing. The challenge Google has had an immense head start in building the best search engine (at least for Roman-based languages), it has built up an unrivaled search… Continue reading A problem called Bing

Fascinating talk on building scalable web software

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bradford Stephens has worked with many of the great and the good firms in big data from Visible Technologies to Twitter. His presentation addresses the complexity and considerations required to build large web services. Some of the variables in it reminded me of the foibles that analogue electronics engineers used to go through.