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Friday, 27th April 2007

Briefs: Internet Archive and Suzanne Shell Settle Lawsuit; The Rapid Growth of Skype Add-Ons (aka Skype Extras); AOL in India

+ CAS indexes a million documents in 2006 (via ACCESS)

Internet Archive and Suzanne Shell Settle Lawsuit

+ The Rapid Growth of Skype Add-Ons (aka Skype Extras)
Direct to Skype Extras Download Page
Two of the most popular "extras" are:
1) Pamela (Record your Skype Calls, Answering Machine & More)
2) Crazy Talk
Camera Shy? Add talking characters on video calls.

+ OnStar Expands its Navigation Service with MapQuest Partnership

+ AOL Launches AOL.in Portal In India

+ Pixsy Heads to Europe

+ Search engine Exalead presents several new advanced features (via Pandia)
See Also: ExaBlog
See Also: Interview with Exalead CEO (via Search Engine Land)
Note: The latest post on the ExaBlog discusses search and facial recognition. More about content-based image retrieval and plenty of demos here including a bunch of info from LTU Technologies, the company powering the feature on Exalead.

One search engine from Germany (Freenet.de) has allowed users for several years to narrow their image searches to only images containing a human face. They also offer OCR searching (search words inside an image). Interface Here ||| Interface Translated into English Here. This engine uses technology from Cobion/IBM.


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