Archive | January, 2012
31 Jan

The Challenge Of Reading Everything

31 Jan

Calvin After Cal

Doing things you really want to do is a must in life, but finding the time to do them is another. Along with writing, I enjoy reading. Those are probably two of my favorite things. But it’s often problematic, and sometimes a pain, to try and find time for reading everything that I want to.

By no means am I a speed reader. Granted I read more quickly than a lot of other people, but whenever I try to speed read I often have to go back and read the passage again. I like to take in all the different parts, savor the use of random punctuations (or lack thereof), examine intriguing parts of speech that I haven’t thought of, or pause to look up words I flat out have never heard of and think don’t really exist. There are people who can speed read and still manage to do…

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Twitter CEO: Google has all the data they need

31 Jan

Gigaom

At the D:Dive Into Media conference, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo told Peter Kafka that Google (s GOOG) has all the data it needs to present Twitter data in its search results right alongside Google+ results. That has been the latest public response from Twitter after Google recently began pushing its own social network in search results while keeping out Facebook and Twitter.

“Google crawls us at a rate of 1300 hits per second… They’ve indexed 3 billion of our pages,” Costolo said. “They have all the data they need.”

Costolo went on to say that the dispute between Google and Twitter was never about money, as it’s been reported previously. Instead, he said that the disagreement between the two companies wasn’t limited to the financial disagreement. “Both of us wanted a value exchange where it wasn’t just about money,” he said.

Other interesting info from the keynote:

  • On the company’s…

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