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First topics related to a content page, such as a web page, are identified. Thereafter, second topics related to a first content element, such as...
Application of resource limits to request processing
A server system having one or more processors and memory launches an instance of an application subject to a first set of resource constraints. Exceeding the...
Co-click based similarity score of queries and keywords
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for determining similarities between queries. A first query...
Social identity clustering
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for social identity clustering. In one aspect, a method includes...
Providing snippets relevant to a search query in a conversation-based
A system and method for searching messages is disclosed. The system and method includes receiving a search query and, in response to receiving the search query:...
Retrieving and snoozing categorized conversations in a conversation-based
A method and system for processing messages includes receiving a plurality of messages directed to a user. Each of the plurality of messages is associated with...
Methods, systems, and media for providing a media search engine
Methods, systems, and media for providing a media search engine are provided. In some implementations, a method for searching for content is provided, the...
Detecting name-triggering queries
A system may be configured to receive a query; identify an object and a verb associated with the query; obtain information indicating a quantity of occurrences,...
Increasing user retention and re-engagement in social networking services
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for engaging a user in a previously-submitted search query in...
Near duplicate images
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for determining image search results. One of the methods...
Pre-fetching map data based on a tile budget
A pre-fetching map data system and method identifies a subset of map data to corresponding to one or more points of interest to be displayed on the map. The map...
Collaborative online spreadsheet application
A distributed spreadsheet application executes at a server and a client in a network. The networked spreadsheet application can generally be used without...
Automated software updating based on prior activity
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for training a mathematical model to predict whether a future...
Managing applications on a client device
A system and methods for managing applications on a mobile device. One method includes: receiving context data related to the mobile device; assigning a...
Distributed memory allocation in multi-threaded programs
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for distributed memory allocation. The system identifies a...
Expandable and collapsible information panels
Methods and apparatus for displaying information content in a user interface. The content includes an information panel that contains at least one information...
Systems and methods for remote collaborative studying using electronic
An electronic book system provides interfaces particularly suited to students' use of textbooks. A finger press on a touch screen produces a contextual menu...
User interface for media thumbnails
Video thumbnails are presented on the web page of a video hosting site, or an embedded player, or a client device. Uploaded videos are examined by a thumbnail...
Systems and methods for improving image tracking based on touch events
Certain implementations of the disclosed technology may include systems and methods for improving image tracking based on touch events. A method is provided for...
Active styluses for interacting with a mobile device
An active stylus or a method performed by an active stylus for interacting with a mobile device, wherein the mobile device has at least one sensor (e.g., a...
Method and apparatus for action indication selection
A method on an electronic device is described. A touch screen display of the electronic device is actively controlled in a higher-power mode of operation. The...
Light detection and ranging device with oscillating mirror driven by
magnetically interactive coil
A light detection and ranging (LIDAR) device that scans through a scanning zone while emitting light pulses and receives reflected signals corresponding to the...
Use of previous detections for lane marker detection
Methods and systems for use of previous detections to improve lane marker detection are described. A computing device may be configured to receive lane...
Input detection system
Systems for determining an individual's current focal plane by measuring parameters associated with binocular vision focusing using one or two contact lenses...
Detecting three different open ranges in a flip device
A magnetic field sensor, such as a Hall effect sensor, and a corresponding magnetic field producing unit, such as a magnet, can be both positioned near a hinge...
Pose estimation using long range features
Aspects of the present disclosure relate to using an object detected at long range to increase the accuracy of a location and heading estimate based on near...
Removably attachable lens
Targeted cooling for datacenters
A method of cooling electronic equipment is disclosed and includes substantially continuously circulating ambient air across a plurality of rack-mounted...
Identifying trapping access points
A computer-implemented network node selection method includes identifying a plurality of operable wireless network access points within communication range of a...
Methods and apparatus for collecting and using information regarding
location object-based actions
An embodiment of a communication system includes a client device adapted to receive a location object that includes tracer information, and to perform one or...
Adaptive video streaming over a content delivery network
A system and method provides adaptively streaming a video over a content delivery network. A client sends a streaming request for a first portion of the video...
Portable hand-held device for manipulating images
A portable hand-held apparatus is provided having a memory for storing images, a motion sensor for detecting motion of the device, and a processor for receiving...
Apparatus and methods for redirecting light to provide for reorientation
of a camera
Apparatuses and methods for enabling a device to capture additional views with a camera are provided. An apparatus including reflective surfaces may be mounted...
Border detection in videos
Systems and methods for border detection on videos are disclosed herein. The system can include a refinement component that updates a variable as a function of...
Modifying an appearance of a participant during a video conference
Implementations generally relate to modifying an appearance of a participant during a video conference. In some implementations, a method includes obtaining at...
Handheld imaging device with multi-core image processor integrating common
bus interface and dedicated image...
A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image; a multi-core processor for processing the sensed image; and a program memory provided...
Clustering and classification of recent customer support inquiries
A system and machine-implemented method relating to enhanced customer service via processing a first communication from a customer via a first communication...
Call status sharing
In general, techniques are described for sharing information about a client device phone call to enhance other services. In one example, a method includes...
Method and apparatus for transferring media data between devices
A method (300) and apparatus (100) for transferring media data between devices is disclosed. The method may include receiving (320) media data transfer protocol...
Pre-configuration of a cloud-based computer
Various example embodiments are disclosed herein. According to an example embodiment, a method may include receiving by a second computer a customization...
Dynamic motor position determination
Methods and systems are provided for determining a position of a rotor in a motor at a particular time based on the non-uniform (imperfect) angular position of...
Systems and methods for a reconfigurable antenna using design elements on
an electronic device housing
Systems and methods are disclosed for providing an electronic device (700) that includes a back housing (702) at least partially formed from a plurality of...
Method and system for coding an information signal using pitch delay
In a speech encoder/decoder a pitch delay contour endpoint modifier is employed to shift the endpoints of a pitch delay interpolation curve up or down....
Multiple recognizer speech recognition
The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes receiving audio data that corresponds to an utterance,...
Level of detail blurring and 3D model data selection
A set of nodes for rendering a 3D model using a set of camera parameters based on at least a threshold error value may be selected. Each node corresponds to a...
Hybrid advertising campaign
Keywords and placement criteria related to a campaign are received. An advertisement request that specifies a web property, e.g., a web page, is received, and...
Placement attribute targeting
Methods, computer-readable media, and systems for placement attribute targeting are described. In one example, an advertiser can specify attributes of one or...
Traffic prediction for web sites
A traffic prediction component may automatically generate predicted traffic profiles for web sites based on tags that characterize the sites. An initial set of...
Mobile devices with RFID capabilities and corresponding memory write
An electronic device (100) includes a control circuit (108) that is operable with a memory or storage device (120). The electronic device includes an RFID tag...