Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2006’

Google PageRank is updating!

Many Datacenters carry the new PageRank already and it looks like the Tech Blog of v7n received a PageRank of 6. Very nice! Here’s a list of updated Datacenters (as of now): How are your sites?

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Contest Deadline Reminder

At midnight EST tomorrow, the June Geek of the Month contest will be closing.  We’ve got a few submissions so far, but I’m still hoping for a few more.  Entries should be posted in this thread at V7N. Entries submitted so far include:      

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Google Checkout is live!

Want a faster, safer and more convenient way to shop online? You got it. The former GBuy is now officially known as Google Checkout. As of now it’s only available for the United States but Google is planning to expand their service to Europe in the near future. Google Checkout is Google’s answer to the eBay Dominator PayPal. Here’s a …

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Interesting New Book to Check Out

Coming to bookstores June 30th, 2006 is Google’s PageRank & Beyond: The Science of Search Engine Rankings by Amy Langville and Carl Meyer. I first heard about this book release in late May, and made sure my fellow librarians were aware of its impending release (so they could order copies of it). Being my forgetful self, I forgot to let …

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A Computer That Can Read Your Moods

Researchers from the US and the UK are working together on a new computer that they claim can read humans’ moods and states of mind by analyzing facial expressions and interpreting the underlying feelings.  Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Cambridge say that already the system allows for a wide-range of emotions and mental states to …

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