How Google Converted Language Translation Into a Problem of Vector Space Mathematics

To translate one language into another, find the linear transformation that maps one to the other. Simple, say a team of Google engineers

China Will Unblock Facebook and Twitter in Free Trade Zone

China?s ambitious Shanghai Free Trade Zone is designed to welcome foreign investment and open an attractive yuan-denominated financial sector to the rest of the world. But it?s hard to boast about free trade credentials behind the Great Firewall of China, so media outlets and social networks that are banned elsewhere in China will be available in the zone, the South China Morning Postreported Tuesday, citing unnamed government sources.
‘Causes’ Relaunches as Social Network for Civically Engaged

Causes

Causes will be reincarnated as a social network defined outside of theFacebook ecosystem, where it started in 2007 as one of the social network’s 10 original apps
Causes unveils its Supporter Network, a Facebook-like site to drive more engagement for social causes

Online campaign platform Causes launched today a new service designed to help individuals, brands, and non-profits better organize action around a specific social campaign. The Supporter Network lets users do more than donate money. It is kind of like Facebook, but for social good.
Not Just Killing Machines: Drones Can Save Lives, Too

Surveillance-drone

Drones have certainly developed a bad reputation of late. The unmanned aircraft have become known for their potential to take life. But if used properly, drones can save lives.

For the last couple of years the music and movie industries have kept up the pressure on Google, blaming the search engine for connecting would-be pirates with unauthorized online content.

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