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Does IBM's Watson Offer the Future of Search? Not Yet

Some influential tech voices deeply critical of today's search technology hailed the victory of IBM's Watson at Jeopardy! as a forerunner of a new type of more intelligent, useful and less spammy search. Here's why that's still an awfully long ways off.

Is Google Ready to Send 'Content Farms' Out to Pasture?

In a blog post on Friday, Google made its most direct warning that it would be tweaking search algorithms to punish "content farms" -- cheap producers of Web content that either copied or scraped information from other publishers. Demand Media could suffer in particular.

Forbes Media Taps a CEO Not Named Forbes: Mike Perlis

Forbes Media is reaching outside the family ranks for the first time to name a new CEO, the company announced Tuesday. Veteran venture capitalist and media executive Mike Perlis will assume his new post Dec. 1, replacing longtime CEO and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes.

Demand Media's Dumbest How-To Content

How much quality content can a penny buy? I trolled Demand Media's eHow.com to answer that question. Here's my collection of the dumbest articles published by the company, which recently filed for an IPO.