2 Years & Waiting…

    Posted: February 22nd, 2008 | Author: MO | Filed under: Uncategorized |

    In the past month as Microsoft dangles gobs of money in front of Yahoo!’s founder Jerry Yang, they seem to have forgotten all the little companies they’ve already acquired that could help there search efforts. One in particular is top of mind, Microsoft Seadragon.

    Microsoft acquired Seadragon Software in March 2006 as part of its new Live Labs initiative was/is a research unit focused on Internet technologies — trying to speed up its product release cycles as it takes on Google and other rivals in the increasingly competitive online world. Seadragon could alter the way we use our screens. The size and speed of information is limited by the size of you screen today. The software aims to change that so from wall-sized displays to mobile devices visual information can be smoothly browsed regardless of the amount of data involved or the bandwidth of the network. It’s curious that Blaise Aguera y Arcas work is not being used to its full potential, but that’s the price you pay when Microsoft is at the helm (Jerry please take note).



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