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Gil Elbaz
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Founder & CEO of Factual & Applied Semantics. Pursuer of data openness.
Founder & CEO of Factual & Applied Semantics. Pursuer of data openness.

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Thank you Lindsay Blakely for sharing +Factual's patent troll victory. Innovation 1 Thugs 0! +Inc Magazine

http://www.inc.com/lindsay-blakely/factual-patent-troll-victory.html

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Not a bad view from Factual this past Monday!
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Blekko donates search data to Common Crawl.
   Blog post:  http://bit.ly/TrDZGw  
   HackerNews discussion: http://bit.ly/WiZQob 

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Powerful vision of data-driven medicine written by Vinod Khosla who has a habit of seeing things early.


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Exciting news from +Bradford Cross and the whole team at Prismatic:  Recently they launched a nice site redesign, and today a strong Series A round was announced.  Prismatic is a terrific news aggregator and they clearly have some momentum.

http://tcrn.ch/YP48DT

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Amazon providing Common Crawl with free storage space

This is good news for innovation and research. Common Crawl is a free crawl of the web, and it's now being hosted gratis along with the rest of Amazon's public data sets.

It also reinforces an important aspect of tomorrow's data centers: as well as computing power, redundancy and the usual features, customers are going to look for proximity to key data sets.

Access to the Twitter firehose or web crawl will be a key feature for cloud providers and data centers.

An example of when scientific notification is definitely not useful - just received an email with this:

"You may track the delivery of your tickets at www.Fedex.com with the following Fed Ex tracking number 4.96362E+11"

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+vivek wadhwa discusses the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup prize "it's amazing we don't have thousands of innovation prizes.."

I agree, but we're getting there! I'm excited to be involved in X Prize, and now Kaggle.

bit.ly/w14JH1

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Congratulations to Google LA (formerly Google Santa Monica) for the grand opening of an absolutely amazing office in Venice. Check out the link below for Danny Sullivan's terrific walk through. Also, a big thanks to Susan Wojcicki for sharing the story of Applied Semantics.
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