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Check out how companies use +Infer, Inc. to make sure their sales reps are spending time on the right leads!

Impact of Predictive Scoring (60 Seconds): http://youtu.be/bg2gqWEKDlk
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How Infer is helping Nitro sell half a million copies of PDF software
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AAAA++++, would watch again.
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GO Infer! - "Gigaom readers voted Infer as the best startup in Gigaom's Structure Data Awards. Over 600 readers voted and set Infer above the rest in the category of Back-office Application."
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If I had a nickel for every time someone said something about me getting into MIT/Google because I'm female...

Well it wouldn't be that much. (yay!) But it's rather more than I'd like.

Found this article via a Systers' posting.
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Nice idea in this paper out of Google, use knowledge extracted from text to inform object recognition.  The core idea is to build up a knowledge base from texts of objects that are likely and unlikely to co-occur, then use that to accept or reject candidates during image recognition.

For example, "horse" and "barn" might have unusually high co-occurrences in text, and "horse" and "refrigerator" appear unusually infrequently together.  If your object recognition comes up with candidates that claim there might be a horse and a refrigerator in the same image, later processing can infer that is unlikely, one or the other of those objects is probably something else, and bubble up other candidates instead.
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"A Google machine had the fastest time in 13 of the 14 tests...Google was also the cheapest overall [...] 3.78 cents on Google,[...] and 5 cents on Amazon."     http://www.infoworld.com/print/237169

Just between us, we're not happy with our performance.  We had to make some compromises to get Compute Engine to General Availability last year, and we aim to do better in future releases.  Still, nice to see we're competitive already.
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This is also long overdue: "The update is also expected to make Windows 8.1 boot directly to the traditional desktop, bypassing the new Start screen by default on non-touch screen machines .... Many traditional Windows PC users have been reluctant to upgrade to Windows 8 or 8.1 because of the big changes in the user interface that were designed to accommodate tablets and touch screens."

It's likely too little too late, but I'm curious to see what impact reversing this foolishness will have on PC sales.  I suspect we won't see much lift until the name changes though (people probably won't buy anything called Windows 8 at this point).
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