New Google scam!

hmm.. Google is holding a contest to find the best new technology, run on a data set of about 900,000 web pages.

The winner gets: $10,000 hard cash, a “VIP” visit to Google, and the potential to run your idea on the entire data set of over 3 billion pages.

Google gets (fine print): “a worldwide, perpetual, fully paid-up, non-exclusive license to make, sell, or use the technology related thereto, including but not limited to the software, algorithms, techniques, concepts, etc., associated with the entry.”

Sounds like a good deal to me! Every single entry, including the losers, becomes property of GoogleCorp. With 50+ Ph.D’s on staff, you wouldn’t think that they would have to resort to these highly contractual contests. My advice? Go get your own dataset, make your technology, then sell it to Google for a heftier sum of money. (link: webvoice)

9 thoughts on “New Google scam!

  1. really an astonishing finding.
    But one thing , please bring your post to the first page of google search so the people should know this to their best.

  2. Have you considered putting extra video clips to the blog posts to keep readers a lot more interested? I mean I just read through the entire article of yours and it was quite excellent but since I’m really a visual learner,I found that being more useful. Just my my idea, Good luck

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