"So, Yahoo is in the news for buying Summly. Summly is a company that extracts summaries of natural language text, a TL;DR of sorts.What's Actually Wrong with Yahoo's Purchase of Summly :: Hacking, Distributed
Summly licensed its core technology from SRI, which, previously, spun out Siri and sold it to Apple. Summly had 5 engineers, only 2 of whom will be moving to Yahoo. Summly is reported to have 1M downloads of their app in mobile app stores.
I want to take a few minutes to process this, because it points to some trends that should cause any technologist to raise an eyebrow."
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
What's Actually Wrong with Yahoo's Purchase of Summly :: Hacking, Distributed
Intro paragraphs of a skeptical Summly snapshot