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
Reading Time: < 1 minute Back in the day when I worked at Pirate Communications in the early noughties, the office used to go silent for 15 minutes or so on a Thursday afternoon when Popbitch used to arrive in the email boxes of the office. Now and again, only one person would get it and everyone else’s version of… Continue reading Pure Popbitch Gold
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.