David Kirkpatrick

October 29, 2008

Ray Kurzweil honored by silicon.com

Filed under: et.al., Media, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 7:28 pm

From KurzweilAI.net — Congrats to Ray for being honored as a “top visionary” in international technology and IT industries.

Top Visionaries – Agenda Setters 2008
KurzweilAI.net, Oct. 29, 2008

Silicon.com announced today its selection of the top visionaries in the worldwide technology and IT industries whose ideas shake up the status quo.

The top three visionaries named were Tim Berners-Lee, Jimmy Wales, and Ray Kurzweil.

Other visionaries named were environmentalist Jonathon Porritt, reality TV guru Peter Bazalgette, free software advocate Richard Stallman, Better Place founder and CEO Shai Agassi, journalist and political activist Arianna Huffington, and cyber law professor Jonathan Zittrain.

Silicon.com also announced the Top Techies, Top Entrepreneurs, Top Agenda Setters, Top Business Leaders, and Top Politicos.

August 14, 2008

Wikipedia to enter web search space

Filed under: Business, Media, Technology — Tags: , , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 6:12 pm

Currently 90% of all web searches are conducted through Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, wants to broaden the search marketplace, and take on some internet giants in the process.

From the PhysOrg.com link:

Wales said Wikia Search will run on an open platform, similar to the principles behind Wikipedia, the popular online encyclopedia in which entries can be made and edited by anyone with an Internet connection.

“All of the existing search engines are proprietary black boxes,” said Wales. “You have no idea how things are ranked and what’s going on.”

With Wikia Search, users “can participate in meaningful ways” when they browse the Internet, he said.