Instagram http://kalw.org en Google Brain goes into beta testing http://kalw.org/post/google-brain-goes-beta-testing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since its launch in 1998, </span><a href="http://www.google.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Google</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has evolved from simple searches to near total Internet domination. It owns the video-sharing site YouTube. It launched its own social network, Google Plus. And they’ve recently started talking about a new product, Google Glass – smart spectacles that take pictures, perform searches, and navigate for whoever wears them.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Google caught some flack for the futuristic – and downright nerdy – look of the glasses. So the company hired Silicon Valley startup, </span>Bergoglio<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, to design and test the prototype of a Google Brain, which boasts all the features of Google glasses without the fashion statement. </span>KALW’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ben </span>Trefny<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sat down with Alexis </span>Channing-Sorkle<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the first recipient of the still-in-beta product, to pick – or search – her brain.</span> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 23:44:28 +0000 Ben Trefny 25196 at http://kalw.org Google Brain goes into beta testing Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, April 9, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-afternoon-edition-monday-april-9-2012 <p>Facebook has acquired the photo sharing service <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-04-09/facebook-snaps-up-instagram">Instagram</a> for $1 billion. Instagram is a two-year-old, 13-employee, San Francisco start-up company. They make a photo-sharing application in which one can add a variety of filters effects and share easily...</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 20:36:49 +0000 Lisa Ratner 8841 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, April 9, 2012