Automated bots can not only evade detection but also gather followers and become influential among various social groups, say computer scientists who have let their bots loose on Twitter.
Venture capitalist Mary Meeker’s comprehensive Internet report shows how quickly Chinese companies are gaining online clout.
Can a computer algorithm reliably identify clothing combinations that will make you look good? Scientists at eBay’s research labs are trying to find out.
Samsung’s wrist-worn Simband prototype could be the basis for a new wave of personal health tracking devices.
Researchers used an emerging technique to correct the gene behind a fatal immune system disorder in an infant.
After more than a year of unsuccessful searching, authorities called in an elite group of statisticians. Working on their recommendations, the next search found the wreckage just a week later.
Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to “unbundle” Facebook makes his social network more like Google’s.
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There’s a secret to asking strangers for something and getting it. Now data scientists say they’ve discovered it by studying successful requests on the Web.
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