Exercice your french in 10 items about bullshit arguments against the European QUAERO Programme (includes original post and detailed comment).
Will the Corporate approach SEARCH blended with a touch of “popular WEB tricks” offer a seat within the top 3 Internet SEARCH companies to the (according to the US press) “obscure french” EXALEAD player?
Kate Green from the MIT Technology Review writes on 2 pages about it (April 25, 2006)
How such an international company like Paypal can be so ignorant (or contemptible) ? I am trying to subscribe an account from the Paypal website but I have now to call their support center because it is absolutely impossible to join Paypal if your address is in Switzerland and if you don’t speak Swiss German. Hey guys, your should understand that Switzerland is one of the oldest successful federation in the world with 4 national communities and 3 official languages, Italian, French and German. Switzerland is not a German country as we are informed that the US is not a Spanish province! I did try a workaround in going on the French (France) site then in trying to modify the address which is impossible for the “country” field. I would like to see if the Paypal people who designed the website for the European countries would accept to subscribe their own account in Russian! If you were a respectable venture, you would start first in doing the necessary effort to respect your clients nationalities.
It was a long time since we didn’t hear about Quaero the European multimedia Search challenge. Heise.de today March 11th announced that a bunch of German companies decided to join the project and notably including SAP and Bertelsmann Software division. Sounds like the project still uses the same controversial code name Quaero and still no clear budget up in the air.
Not only Martin Varsavsky - the founder of FON - has in a flash launched a global wifi startup now backed by Google, Skype an Sequoia Capital, Martin is also a prolific blogger who holds 6 blogs !
(ps: however i don't believe it can work with wifi and I bet Fon will migrate its concept onto Wimax if they don't fall in the trapdoor by then)
Real blogs allow comments and inescapably comments lead to conversations (notwithstanding some many columnists who still succeed to palm their more or less authoritative monologues off on the readers). But the ecosystem has tampered with 2 important dimensions so that we can attend tens of tens conversations concurrently (=ubiquitous) and the fact that it’s absolutely not the same time shelling for every conversation, all reasons to wander while trying to follow up our conversations through the blogs.
According to Robert Scoble, Cocomment is filling the gap for tracking our conversations resulting from the comments that we are writing on the blogs. It’s again a beta on invitation and codes are drip-drip exuded on Robert’s post comments. Hopefully the Scobleizer is one of the few blogs with RSS feeds for comments so that we can be notified when the faucet opens again the next time but for the time being the word for summarizing best Cocomment is shortage !
But will the shortage rage a long time? Certainly NOT since the actual shortage those days is more about novelty within the ecosystem as long as most of talents around will generally prefer to revamp - endlessly - the few good ideas like all social stuff instead of filling the gap as Coomment does here. So If we don't hear about Cocomment's unlimited invitation codes by this afternoon, don't worry the tsunami of duplications is on the way, as usual.
[update: I managed to brave the shortage on time, see the column on the left, great tool !]
[update II: David McDonald's clarification
In response to Ray’s post, yes at the moment it does look like it only works for coComment users. However, from reading the FAQs, they are working on a solution: “There is a solution to that problem: blog integration. Just plug a small piece of code in your comment form and all comments from your site will be crawled by our servers even if your commenters aren’t cocomment members”]
In response to Ray’s post, yes at the moment it does look like it only works for coComment users. However, from reading the FAQs, they are working on a solution:
“There is a solution to that problem: blog integration. Just plug a small piece of code in your comment form and all comments from your site will be crawled by our servers even if your commenters aren’t cocomment members”]
For that reason I tried something else to actively fight against PHISHING and today, few weeks later I can say it works quite well.
I recently undertook to update all my Internet accounts involving financial transactions. For example I have updated my Paypal account with my new firstname.lastname@example.org email address. Obviously I don’t use this address anywhere else on the Internet.
Yesterday I received an email “from paypal” telling me that someone has tried to sign in my account from overseas twice or more, so it’s recommended to check my account and ‘judiciously’ to change my password to take better precautions.
Obviously there was a link to paypal at the end of the email to do so immediately.
Honestly, I would normally go there to check what happens on my account in using the F*** link if I could not easily notice that this email was not sent to my pretty nice email@example.com email address but yet again to my primary email address which dawdles here and there on the Internet. Warned, I then checked the url behind the anchor text in the link at the end of the email to figure out it was indeed coming from the “choiceone.net” domain name so that I could immediately drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to report the threat. Voilà !
Hope that further the thanks below , company like Paypal actually go hunting down those fucking PHISHINGS.
Once again, thank you for reporting this suspicious email. Your vigilance helps us in our efforts to protect the PayPal community. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us again.
I am just fed up with this almost everyday same status (I didn't see the bill reducing for the permanent lack of service):
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Still don’t understand why the Financial Times preferred the rag side rather than the informative editing about the European "Quaero" project. Is it a political or technical comprehension weakness or both?
Anyway, here is an Abstract from my personal cache memory.
Integrated tools for handling multimedia content:
The merge of content, broadcasting and telecoms industries gives rise to a new paradigm. This new sector is inherent in the development of recent disruptive technologies (e.g. digitalisation, high bandwidth, high definition) and new consummer behaviors (e.g nomad-tv viewers, video on demand, e-commere). The growth of those technologies leads to an awesome increase of the accessible information diversity and volume of multimedia content (sound, fixed and animated images). The production, preservation, access and protection of Digital “heritage” are key political strategic objectives.
3D, audio and video quality enhancement plus all (current) images and textual data available on the net can only be relevant if there were enough information retrieval and search tools available for private and public uses. Furthermore, end-users also expect assistance in the content interpretation, e.g for “scene” recognition or automated translation. The Quaero project aims to answer these questions in developing the suitable technology and environment for searching and interpreting multilingual and multimedia content in browsing the human knowledge.
Briefly, Quaero will develop/(is currently developing) “unified” solutions into the following fields:
and the common denominator is multimedia content.