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Method for recommending musical entities to a user
Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for recommending music entities to a user. One method includes defining a set of labels with each label...
Contextually relevant pieces of alternative content, including advertisements, are selected for display with requested content based on documents or other...
Adaptation of web-based text ads to mobile devices
Systems and methods for adaptation of content to mobile devices. A mobile device type can be identified based upon a request originating from the mobile device....
Generating user information for use in targeted advertising
User profile information for a user may be determined by (a) determining initial user profile information for the user, (b) inferring user profile information...
Managing delayed participation in a communication session
This disclosure relates to a method and system for managing participation in a communication channel when one or more participants may be delayed. In one...
System and method for selecting and serving content items based on sensor
data from mobile devices
Sensor data having values received from several sensors of a mobile device and response data associated with the sensor data may be used in the determination or...
Searching images and identifying images with similar facial features
A system and method for searching images and identifying images with similar facial features is disclosed. In one implementation, the system includes a...
Extracting card data with wear patterns
Embodiments herein provide computer-implemented techniques for allowing a user computing device to extract financial card information using optical character...
Query rewrites for generating auto-complete suggestions
A computer-implemented method for proving complete query suggestions, performed by a server system, includes receiving a partial search query from a client...
Discovering entity actions for an entity graph
Systems and methods identify recent or ephemeral events involving entities that can be used to update a data graph or provide enhanced search results. For...
Systems and methods for generating predicted queries and corresponding
A search system monitors the input of a search query by a user. Before the user finishes entering the search query, the search system identifies and sends a...
Modifying search result ranking based on implicit user feedback
The present disclosure includes systems and techniques relating to ranking search results of a search query. In general, the subject matter described in this...
Automatic generation of snippets based on context and user interest
A system obtains a document that is responsive to a user query. The system determines an interest of the user based on stored data associated with the user, and...
Ranking media content sources
A processing device identifies a plurality of media items that have been accessed by a user. The processing device determines a plurality of annotations in the...
Specifying a predetermined degree of inconsistency for test data
A method and a test system for specifying a predetermined degree of inconsistency for test data are disclosed. The test system obtains a test policy, which...
Techniques for on-the-spot translation of web-based applications without
annotating user interface strings
A computer-implemented technique can include executing a web-based application and receiving a request to translate at least a portion of the web-based...
Collaborative audio recording of an event by multiple mobile devices
Techniques are disclosed for producing a collaborative recording of an audio event. An online server or service identifies participating mobile devices with...
Electronic device mode detection
In embodiments of electronic device mode detection, a mode detection application, implemented on an electronic device, correlates an identifier of a wireless...
Systems and methods described herein are directed to persona management within a user's single and unified online identity, including defining a plurality of...
Touch interpretation for displayed elements
A machine-implemented method for processing touch elements of an application of a device is provided. The method includes receiving application data associated...
Efficient motion estimation for remote desktop sharing
This disclosure relates to systems and methods for estimation of motion in a frame as compared to a reference frame based upon knowledge of windows in the frame...
Touch sensitive surface for an electronic device with false touch
A touch sensitive surface (401) for an electronic device (200) includes a capacitive touchpad (409). A grille (413) of non-conductive material (515) is disposed...
A method includes receiving a first input through a hands-based input device. A prompt is then output, and input responsive to the prompt may be received...
Mobile device audio playback
This disclosure is directed to providing audio playback to a mobile device user. According to one aspect of this disclosure, a mobile device may be to modify...
Fixed focus camera with lateral sharpness transfer
A lens includes a depth of field ("DOF") range and a macro range. The macro range is distinct and separate from the DOF range. The macro range is a near field...
Discovering theme and attribute oriented travel routes and relevant
geographic entities along a route
Methods, systems, and apparatus include computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, including a method for determining routes. Starting and...
Systems and methods for identifying and selecting personalized waypoints
for presentation on a map
Systems and methods for identifying and selecting personalized waypoints for presentation on a map are provided. In particular, a user's data can be analyzed to...
Integrating sensing systems into thermostat housing in manners
facilitating compact and visually pleasing...
An occupancy sensing electronic thermostat is described that includes a thermostat body, an electronic display that is viewable by a user in front of the...
User-friendly, network connected learning thermostat and related systems
A user-friendly, network-connected learning thermostat is described. The thermostat is made up of (1) a wall-mountable backplate that includes a low-power...
Characterizing optically reflective features via hyper-spectral sensor
A light detection and ranging device associated with an autonomous vehicle scans through a scanning zone while emitting light pulses and receives reflected...
Decentralized electrical load shedding
A decentralized load shedding device turns off a load in response to determining that an electric grid is approaching its maximum operating point. By turning...
Altitude control via rotation of balloon to adjust balloon density
A balloon having an envelope, a gas contained within the envelope, a payload connected to the envelope, wherein the envelope has a first portion that has a...
Cloud-based multi-player gameplay video rendering and encoding
Generating in real-time multiple gameplay videos in a cloud computing network of a mobile game played on multiple mobile devices is disclosed. A cloud-based...
Display panel portion with a changeable graphical user interface component
Multi sector antenna and mesh network system
A multi-sector antenna system is disclosed that includes two or more flat panel antennas facing different directions and configured to communicate with two...
Method and device for selecting or excluding an access point for use in
wirelessly connecting to a network
A method is performed in a mobile device for selecting or excluding an access point for use in wirelessly connecting to a network. The method includes...
This disclosure is directed to providing directional feedback to a user. For example, this disclosure describes techniques for determining at least one...
Providing parental control using a playlist
A method includes receiving a playlist at a network device from a client device in communication with the network device over a network. In response to...
Participant controlled spatial AEC
Methods and systems are provided for speaker separated spatial acoustic echo cancellation (AEC). A new approach is provided to combat the non-identifiability...
Group pseudo-profiles for online sessions
A method, computer program product, and system is described. A group including a plurality of individuals is defined based upon, at least in part, participation...
Client-server communication using a set identifier
Systems, methods, and machine-readable media for client-server communication using a set identifier are provided. A system may be configured to receive a set...
Probabilistically expedited secure connections via connection parameter
Methods for probabilistically expediting secure connections via connection parameter reuse are provided. In one aspect, a method includes determining whether a...
Authentication based on path indicator from a server
Systems, methods, and machine-readable media for selecting an authentication process are disclosed. A system is configured to determine whether a user account...
Integrating business tools in a social networking environment
A system and method for integrating business tools in a social networking environment. A proxy access module includes a social network application, a business...
Background auto-submit of login credentials
A method and system for automatically submitting login credentials as a background process for a user of a web service are provided. Login information...
Providing application programs with access to secured resources
In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for providing access to secured...
Subscribing users to entities within an online community and notifying
users of upcoming meetings
Systems and methods for notifying users of upcoming communication sessions in a virtual forum of an online community, for example, a video or audio forum, in...
System and method for reducing latency via client side dynamic
Systems and methods are provided whereby latency between a sending device and a receiving device during network communications is reduced by adaptively and...