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Using location-specific price and/or performance information in an ad
The usefulness, and consequently the performance, of advertisements are improved by allowing businesses to better target their ads to a responsive audience....
Determining proximity to topics of advertisements
The present disclosure includes a system and method for determining proximity to topics of content items (e.g., an advertisement or "ad"). In some...
System and method for providing search query refinements
A system and method for providing search query refinements are presented. A stored query and a stored document are associated as a logical pairing. A weight is...
Systems and methods for selecting interest point descriptors for object
Systems and methods for selecting interest point descriptors for object recognition. In an embodiment, the present invention estimates performance of local...
Interleaving search results
Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for interleaving search results. A method includes presenting multiple first search results...
Method and apparatus for automatically identifying compunds
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that automatically identifies compounds, such as bigrams or n-grams. During operation, the system...
Bifurcated document relevance scoring
An information retrieval system uses phrases to index, retrieve, organize and describe documents. Phrases are extracted from the document collection. Documents...
Serving content-relevant advertisements with client-side device support
A client-side application (such as a browser, a browser plug-in, a browser toolbar plug-in, etc. on an end user's computer) is used to support the serving of...
Method, algorithm, and computer program for optimizing the performance of
messages including advertisements in...
Method, procedure, algorithm, system, and computer program for improving and attempting to optimize the performance of messaging campaigns, particularly to...
Graphical mobile e-mail
A method for providing messaging-related information to a mobile device is discussed. The method includes receiving from the mobile device a request for...
Identifying images using face recognition
A method includes identifying a named entity, retrieving images associated with the named entity, and using a face detection algorithm to perform face detection...
Object tracking in video with visual constraints
Embodiments of the present invention relate to object tracking in video. In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method tracks an object in a frame of a video....
Traffic-oblivious load balancing protocol for sensor networks
A sensor in a network to which to route a packet is selected, where the sensor is selected independently of energy status of the sensors included in the...
Adaptive gate drive systems and methods
Aspects of the invention pertain to optimization of voltage converter efficiency for all load conditions. A signal conditioning circuit is electrically...
Discovery of short-term and emerging trends in computer network traffic
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for identifying currently dominant events in a computer system....
Decoupled terminal server
Power agent control instructions based on one or more power agent device types and control environment instructions associated with a terminal server can be...
Resolving conflicts while synchronizing configuration information among
A user of multiple client devices (clients) makes application configuration changes on the clients from time to time. The configuration changes are stored in a...
Systems and methods for determining document freshness
A system determines a freshness of a first document. The system determines whether a freshness attribute is associated with the first document. The system...
A system may receive selection of one or more of a set of custom content groups, where each of the custom content groups is associated with a custom search...
Self healing system for inaccurate metadata
Based on a probability of summary metadata associated with an entity of a media hosting service being inaccurate, a determination is made as to whether to...
System and method for managing advertising campaign data
A method and system for managing ad campaign data. According to one embodiment, an application receives a request to store data associated with an ad campaign,...
Arbitrating the sale of ad spots to increase offer competition
Any content provider, such as a Website that generates pageviews, with available ad spots can sell such ad spots with fine granularity such as on a per pageview...
Portable scanning and memory device
A handheld optical scanner and/or memory device for capturing images of text from a rendered document is described. The handheld device may include a data...
Speaker-buffer management for voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP)
triggered by microphone-buffer arrival
A Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) system has improved audio-buffer control. Voice captured by a microphone (mic) is loaded into mic buffers by the sound...
Embossed heat spreader
One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a heat spreader module for dissipating thermal heat generated by electronic components. The assembly...
Providing additional space between an integrated circuit and a circuit
board for positioning a component...
A system, method, and apparatus are included for providing additional space between an integrated circuit package and a circuit board. An integrated circuit...
Null-packet transmission from inside a firewall to open a communication
window for an outside transmitter
A high-bandwidth direct communication path between two clients is used for voice or video calls over the Internet. An opening or a window in a firewall is made...
Method and system for predicting text
An electronic messager with a predictive text editor, including a storage unit for storing a data structure associating, for each one of a plurality of a user's...
Methods and systems for improving text segmentation
Methods and systems for improving text segmentation are disclosed. In one embodiment, at least a first segmented result and a second segmented result are...
Iterated related item discovery
The present invention provides methods and computer program products for identifying a set of related videos for a first video. An embodiment of the method...
Detecting spam documents in a phrase based information retrieval system
An information retrieval system uses phrases to index, retrieve, organize and describe documents. Phrases are identified that predict the presence of other...
Unified management of time related information
Unified management of time related information presents a user with a single interface by which the data in different ERP systems can be browsed and modified....
Model based ad targeting
System and method for quickly selecting content items (e.g., documents) having highest ranking scores in response to a query for content items. Base scores for...
Generating website profiles based on queries from webistes and user
activities on the search results
In a method of profiling a website, an information server receives multiple search queries from a website submitted by different users. Different search results...
Determining unambiguous geographic references
A system receives a search query that includes a set of search terms, determines whether at least one of the search terms corresponds to the name of a...
Identifying the unifying subject of a set of facts
A method and system for identifying a subject of a document and facts included within are described. A source document that includes facts and linking documents...
Distinguishing search results associated with an electronic commerce
A search engine communicates with a broker to identify search result content associated with merchants that support purchases through an electronic commerce...
Methods and apparatus for ordering advertisements based on performance
information and price information
An ordering of advertisements requested by an ad consumer is based on scores generated for the ads. In each case, a score may be a function of at least one...
Transitioning a mixed-mode vehicle to autonomous mode
Disclosed are methods and devices for transitioning a mixed-mode autonomous vehicle from a human driven mode to an autonomously driven mode. Transitioning may...
Unsuccessful call alert
A method for a mobile phone to provide an unsuccessful call alert, including monitoring an outgoing call from a caller to a callee to determine if the callee is...
Architectures and methods for creating and representing time-dependent
The present invention pertains to geographical image processing of time-dependent imagery. Various assets acquired at different times are stored and processing...
Memory refresh apparatus and method
A system and method are provided. The system and method simulate a DRAM memory circuit using an interface circuit connected to a plurality of other DRAM memory...
Docking assembly for a computer and method
A docking assembly for a computer. The docking assembly includes a base station, and a computer-support assembly coupled to the base station. A method for...
Targeted video advertising
A computer-implemented method of providing targeted video promotional material includes transmitting a promotional item for display on a video terminal,...
Method and system for verifying the appropriateness of shared content
The present invention relates to systems and methods for verifying the appropriateness of shared content. In a first embodiment, a system displays a link to a...
Controlling download and playback of media content
Systems and methods provide for controlling download and playback of media content. A system includes a client, which can play content, and a server. The server...
Monitoring of metrics to identify abnormalities in a large scale
distributed computing environment
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for finding application latency degradation causes in an...
System for determining email spam by delivery path
A spam detector for determining likelihood of forgery of a source in an email addressed to a destination is provided, comprising extraction means for extracting...
Detection of chain-letters in user-generated comments for websites
Chain-letters within user-generated comments on a website are detected based on an inserted watermark. Comments identified as likely chain-letters are rendered...
Systems and media for awarding credits based on provided usage information
Systems and media for awarding credits based on provided usage information are disclosed. More particularly, hardware and/or software for collecting and...