The social startup Slideshare, which is known more for its users sharing presentations than it is for webconferencing, announced a new webconferencing service called Zipcast. At $19/month for entry level pricing, Zipcast definitely knocks the pants off Cisco’s WebEx and Citrix’s GoToMeeting. As a big fan of newer, more intuitive web conferencing solutions I think this one will be a definite winner.
// via Fortune Tech
In a two game exhibition match that aired Monday Feb 14 through Wednesday Feb 16, IBM debuted “Watson” a super-computer specifically designed to play Jeopardy!. The computer faced-off against two of Jeopardy! champions, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Watson was able to win both games easily but what’s interesting isn’t that the computer won but how the computer does it and what it means for the science of natural language processing. Have a look at the following articles for more in-depth analysis.
If you have a laptop data modem from AT&T you might want to take note. AT&T recently did away with unlimited data plans across the board and is now adding a $35/month 3GB plan as well as reducing the 5GB plan to $50 (down from $60).
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