René Pickhardt on May 29th, 2014

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: This is a copy of an answer I left on Larry Page’s Google Plus profile after another announcement about the progress of the self driving car: How come you have a patent for the self driving taxi company in the USA? I always thought of you as a creative [...]

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René Pickhardt on May 22nd, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Yesterday I shared the good news about Till and Paul who have been awarded one of the top 5 projects at the German federal competition Young scientists. Today the good news continues. Together with more than 1000 competitors they did also submit the project to the Google Science Fair. [...]

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René Pickhardt on March 27th, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Over the last week we had our off campus meeting with a lot of communication training (very good and fruitful) as well as a special treatment for some PhD students called “massage your diss”. I was one of the lucky students who were able to discuss our research ideas [...]

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René Pickhardt on March 13th, 2012

The following info graphic for businesses was released by Chris Brogan and demonstrates quite well why musicians should get on Google Plus and how to use it. It is released under a creative commons licence Very good work!

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Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Amazing! Today I had a discussion with a coworker about transparency and the way companies should be more open about what they are doing! And what happens on the same day? One of my favourite webcompanies has decided to publish a short video taken from the weekly search quality [...]

Continue reading about Google Video on Search Quality Meeting: Spelling for Long Queries by Lars Hellsten

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: One of the reading club assignments was to read the paper about Google Pregel and Signal Collect, compare them and point out pros and cons of both approaches. So after I read both papers as well as Claudios overview on Pregel clones and took some notes here are my [...]

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Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: The first meeting of our reading club was quite a success. Everyone was well prepared and we discussed some issues about Google’s Map Reduce framework and I had the feeling that everyone now better understands what is going on there. I will now post a summary of what has been [...]

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René Pickhardt on February 4th, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Since I went to Brussesl to attend the Free Open Source Developer European Meeting and give a talk about graphity I had also some time to attend some interesting talks. Since I will teach a class in summer for students about creating a basic webserver and webbrowser I decided [...]

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René Pickhardt on January 25th, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Ok no secret here that I am a Google Fan. But listening to the Google Report of 2011 I am just amazed and speechless. Everything is growing: $10 bn revenue / quartal ==> more than $100 mio. / day!!! 90 Mio Google+ users over 60% of plus users engage [...]

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René Pickhardt on September 23rd, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Obviously education is one of the topics that is important to me. recently I wrote about a teach first project. 6 month ago I was participating in a workshop organized by the Universities of Koblenz. This workshop was for future entrepreneurs teaching them some basics about design thinking and [...]

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