Thursday, April 14, 2011

Facebook

Just yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg has again been accused of stealing the idea for his company 'Facebook' by business man Paul Ceglia. He claims a 50 percent interest in the company with an income of around 800 Million USD a year.
Watch our new talk with Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg
and 'The Facebook Effect' author David Kirkpatrick about the
company's background information, privacy and many other topics,
you never knew about concerning Facebook and Zuckerberg himself.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mediaglobe - The Digital Archive



Besides yovisto, mediaglobe is another project we are working on at Hasso-Plattner-Institute.
In mediaglobe we are focusing on automated and semantic analysis of media as well as on the automated generation of semantic metadata and the establishment of new standards.

Let's take look:

The cultural memory is storing an increasing amount of information and data. Yet, at present, only a negligible portion of these contents is searchable or available via digital channels.

Taking media archives into the digital future, the mediaglobe project aims at providing digital availability and usability for the growing stock of audiovisual documents concerning German contemporary history. The vision pursued by mediaglobe is a web-based access to the coprehensive digital AV content compiled in media archives.

To this end, mediaglobe offers automated process for analysing audiovisual data. The application of state-of-the-art semantic technologies improves the results of multimedia search processes. A tool for maintaining sophisticated rights management supplies information on the availability of the contents. Innovative and intuitive user interfaces make the access to the cultural heritage an interactive experience.

mediaglobe is promoted by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology within the framework of the research programme 'THESEUS - New Technologies for the Internet of Services'.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Amazing lecture about Computer History

Check out our new amazing lecture 'Computer History' by the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. For one thing the series covers stories from the pre-World War II electronic computing program hosted by Microsoft researcher Gordon Bell. It provides information about the first computer machines like the Atanasoff-Berry Computer and proceeds with the flash memory technology of the late 1980's. Next to technological backgrounds, the impact of the WWW on today's society is given in this lecture as well. You can for instance find talks with Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman about the situation of social computing today and in the future.