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Thursday: November 12, 2009

Microsoft partners up with Wolfram Alpha to provide results in Bing.Microsoft partners up with Wolfram Alpha to provide results in Bing.

You'll see these results when searching specific areas of Bing in areas like nutrition and math. The amount of new data Microsoft gets with this partnership is in the trillions along with a whole slew of neat algorithms as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:45 AM | Tags (8) | bing | computational | engine | interwebs | math | microsoft | search | wolframalpha |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

Some vanity license plates may not compute very well with transit authorities.Some vanity license plates may not compute very well with transit authorities.

Officials usually put seven X's in place of the number for cars without license plates. Roberson says the mix-up has led him to get as many as 10 tickets in a day.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 8:08 AM | Tags (12) | auto | cars | error | geeky | glitch | license | math | nerdy | plate | vanity | transit | default |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sunday: June 21, 2009

New pricing model in iTunes turns out to be a good thing for artists and their respective labels.New pricing model in iTunes turns out to be a good thing for artists and their respective labels.

The math is simple. So long as sales for higher-priced tracks don't fall more than 29%, labels take in more revenue from $1.29 tracks, after factoring in wholesale rates, distribution fees and mechanical royalties.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 10:15 AM | Tags (6) | math | pricing | itunes | artists | music | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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