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January 14, 2011

Morning roundup: pick of the comment, January 14 2011

Our pick of the morning reading

By Cbr Rolling Blog

Google vs. Bing: The fallacy of the superior search engine (Search Engine Land)
Is Google really still the best search engine around? Given the financial and human resources thrown at improving search across multiple competitors, they may not be, says Conrad Saam.

CBR’s Top 6 Predictions for 2011: back to the future? (CBR Technology blog)
The CBR editorial team has made its predictions for 2011. Here editor Jason Stamper details the tech sectors to watch.

Open Vs. closed debate moves to security (CBR Rolling Blog)
Regular CBR readers will remember the fuss on these pages towards the end of last year over open source versus proprietary, when Dr Jim Goodnight, CEO of BI giant SAS Institute, said open source BI wasn’t causing much of a stir in his world because of the perceived lack of testing that goes in to the software. Now Talend has turned its attention to security firm Trend Micro, and more specifically its chairman Steve Chang, after he suggested to Bloomberg that Apple’s iPhone is much more secure than Google’s Android platform, because of its proprietary nature.

Computer conquers ‘Jeopardy!’ (Wall Street Journal)
In its first public demonstration, the computer system built by IBM defeated two "Jeopardy!" champions in a practice match ahead of a formal competition that will air on TV in mid-February.

Deleted status updates appearing in Facebook’s "Memorable Stories" feature (ReadWriteWeb)
On Wednesday, Facebook began testing a new feature called "Memorable Stories" that shows users a number of their old status updates in the sidebar. According to Inside Facebook, the feature "pulls a random assortment of old status updates" to increase interaction and time-on-site. While the feature seems harmless, it has revealed an interesting bug: Your deleted status updates may not really be deleted.

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