Jay Bhatti of spock.com on the Launch Pad at the 2007 Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco
Le nouveau site portant le nom du héros de Star-trek
indexera des renseignements sur des millions d'individus
et sera financé par la publicité.
Quatre cents millions de profils sont déjà référencés
dont 75% d'américains.
THE SPOCK CHALLENGE
What is Spock?
Spock, an industry leading people search application, helps users find and discover people on the web. With over one hundred million individuals indexed and millions added every day, Spock is the largest and most comprehensive people specific search application.
At the core, we organize relevant information around people and have developed unique technologies to do so. Not only is this a very fun product for us and our users, we are also fortunate enough to be working on some of the most interesting problems in computer science!
To improve our technology and to create a better user experience, we decided to share the fun! We have selected one of our most interesting problems, namely Entity Resolution, to share with the community, allowing other leading computer scientists and engineers to compete in an open contest. The winners of this global competition will reap a handsome reward, and perhaps even employment at Spock.
You can work individually and in teams. The competition will last 4 months and the winning team will win a Grand Prize of $50,000! Most importantly you’ll be working on a very important and widely applicable problem. We will also be issuing prizes for 2nd and 3rd place.