Thursday, February 17, 2011

Interesting News of The Day

                   In case you missed seeing the finale, the IBM supercomputer Watson, won again for the third day in a row. The humans just couldn’t match brain power over computer memory. He won over $77,000 for his three day total. He will be donating all of his winning proceedings to charity. They are in talks to have Watson work with doctor’s in the health care field and other industries.

                  In other news Google has announced that they will be updating their Social Search, which takes into account social signals to improve and personalize search results. Their Social Search has been around since 2009. How does it work? If you are searching for say a video to view, you may end up with a result that a friend might have shared on Twitter, but only for you. These results will include all social networking sites out there except for, yes you guessed it Facebook.

                In other news, we have an exclusive report that Apple’s main man Steve Jobs, is receiving treatment at the same cancer center that Hollywood star Patrick Swayze received treatment in his final days. He has been receiving treatment at the
Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto, CA. It’s unknown whether the treatment that he is receiving stems from his liver transplant in 2009, or whether the pancreatic cancer that he had in 2004 has come back. It seems as though Mr. Jobs is really frail. I do hope and pray that someday they find a cure for cancer. I for one know the pain, I lost my Mom to cancer last summer.

              Speaking of Steve Jobs, he and former CEO of Google Eric Schmidt, and the head man from Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg are meeting with President Obama. The meeting is part of an ongoing dialogue with the business community on how we can work together to win the future, strengthen our economy, support entrepreneurship, increasing our exports, and get the American people back to work. Who would of though the President would be meeting with these guys to put people back to work?

               I’m done for the day, speaking of the day I hope you enjoy it!   




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