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- Bank of England Is Preparing to Launch Its Own Bitcoin Version Called RSCoin
England's central bank has announced plans to launch its own Bitcoin-like cryptocurrency, which will be named RSCoin and will function on the same blockchain ledger technology that powers Bitcoin. With more and more news articles about the financial sector and government institutions taking a close look at how blockchain tech could be used for various types of record keeping and data storage operations, it should not be a surprise that somebody has finally taken the first s...
- Google Will Discontinue Public PageRank Scores, Will Only Use Them Internally
Google's infamous PageRank scoring system is fading away for good, as the company has recently confirmed to an SEO-related news blog that it plans on removing any public access to this feature. PageRank, released in 2000, is a blessing and a curse at the same time. The algorithm takes Web pages and ranks them on a scale from one to ten bas...
- MIT Creates Algorithm That Speeds Up Page Load Time by 34 Percent
The problem of slow pages is one that has been tackled before by many companies and researchers, but none of them have managed to announce a success rate of 34% when reducing total page load times, unlike a team of researchers working at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). The MIT team, which also includes a Harvard professor, created an algorithm that they dubbed
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