Monthly Archives: April 2009

The first public presentation of Wolfram|Alpha at Harvard Law School

Plans were announced this week for Stephen Wolfram’s first public presentation of Wolfram|Alpha. He’ll be giving a sneak preview of his computational knowledge engine at Harvard Law School on Tuesday, April 28. If you cannot attend the presentation in person, we invite you to participate in the live webcast. For more details, please visit: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/2009/04/wolfram

Yahoo! Web Analytics on the fly

Yahoo! Web Analytics are going through huge changes and I am really excited what is on the horizon over the next months. The data migration is taking place from the old Indextools data-centre to the new Yahoo! Data-centre.

There are also some new YWA features on the horizon and am really hopeful that we will be seeing some of the promising Rubix features, that is more data mining options and if Yahoo! has inherited some of the old Indextools mentality I am hopeful that we will see some nifty enhancements to functionality based on feature requests from users.

On my wish-list is that we will see some light behavioural targeting options. Now I just need to hold my breath for couple of weeks and see what the future has stored for Yahoo! Web Analytics and my clients. You might want to follow up at the Blog of Dennis Mortensen http://visualrevenue.com/blog/ .

How does Internet traffic break down?

I was reading one of my favourite magazines WIRED (this year’s September version) and saw the following data on how traffic on the Internet breaks down. 45% is web traffic, must be HTTP and FTP, P2P has some 25%, Streaming has surprisingly low 8%, email has some 6%, VOIP has 3%, IP VPN has 3% and the rest 8% is other.

Now you know what causes internet traffic.

The Google new AdWords interface

Google has a new AdWords interface, it’s actually in a the Beta phases (as many things are at Google) but it look really promising. The best changes are how the campaign management has improved alot. Great work Google, looking forward using it.

What is Wolfram Alpha?

Wikipedia says “Wolfram Alpha differs from traditional search engines in that it does not simply return a list of results based on a keyword, but instead computes answers and relevant visualizations from a corpus of known information.”

Wolfram Alpha is a new search engine due to launch in May this year and the creators say that it will be as important to search in the furure as Google is now.

The engine is created by a British physicist and mathematician named Stephen Wolfram and can be found through this URL

www.wolframalpha.com. Wikipedia says the company is in the US and is called Wolfram Research, the Wolfram Alpha Seach Engine Blog can be found at this URL http://blog.wolfram.com/2009/03/05/wolframalpha-is-coming/, I am doing a little more digging as this sounds very interesting.

More later….