- Operation Komando!
Kim’s weekly three-hour call-in talk radio show is heard (via her own national radio network called WestStar) on over 450 stations. In addition, she does a Digital Minute radio feature five days a week; has written ten books about life in the digital age; sends out close to 7 million e-mail newsletters weekly; and authors a widely syndicated newspaper column, which also runs in USA Today.com.
- The truth and nothing but the truth: Shepard Fairey lies.
Striking at the heart of his fair use case against the AP, Shepard Fairey has now been forced to admit that he sued the AP under false pretenses by lying about which AP photograph he used to make the Hope and Progress posters. Mr. Fairey has also now admitted to the AP that he fabricated and attempted to destroy other evidence in an effort to bolster his fair use case and cover up his previous lies and omissions.
The evidence of which photograph Mr. Fairey has used is right here in a combination of human analysis (good old fashioned research) and image recognition analysis. Mr. Shepard Fairey has used Mannie Garcia’s photograph to create his iconic image. I am not sure the fair use movement is going to want Mr. Shepard Fairey as its poster man!
- Happy Thanksgiving
Here in Canada we are celebrating Thanksgiving today so our offices are closed.
[via wikipedia]: The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Pacific Ocean. Frobisher’s Thanksgiving was not for harvest but homecoming. He had safely returned from a search for the Northwest Passage, avoiding the later fate of Henry Hudson and Sir John Franklin. In the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony, in what is now the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. The feast was one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations by Europeans in North America. Frobisher was later knighted and had an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada named after him — Frobisher Bay.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
- TinEye Firefox Plugin = Awesomesauce
We thought enabling you to search for an image using an images was the apogée of search. The nec plus ultra, the ultimate … well you get my drift. Using TinEye you still had to upload an image or feed TinEye a URL. For those of you still unfamiliar with TinEye (how is that possible?):
TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You can submit an image to TinEye to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions. TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks. For some real TinEye search examples, check out our Cool Searches page.
So to make life even easier for you, we created a series of TinEye plugins. And it looks like you guys just totally love our TinEye Firefox plugin: we surpassed 250,000 downloads, and that’s only since we started counting! My team tells me that we are way way beyond that. But hey, we are sticking to the public numbers! And as of this post they are actually getting closer to 300,000 downloads!
And boy this also makes us a top download!
Thanks for spreading the word about the TinEye Firefox plugin. Help us reach the ONE MILLION download! That’s a milestone we are going to celebrate in the ideeplex! Thanks for helping out get the word out:
and everyone who keeps tweeting about TinEye.