A phrase coined by Wired editor Chris Anderson in an article published by Wired in October 2004, which later became a book published by Hyperion in July 2006. In his discussion Chris Anderson says The Long Tail is the theory “that our culture and economy is increasingly shifting away from a focus on a relatively small number of ‘hits’ (mainstream products and markets) at the head of the demand curve and toward a huge number of niches in the tail. Narrowly-targeted goods and services can be as economically attractive as mainstream fare.” [Source: The Long Tail]
Based on this theory presented by Anderson, The Long Tail search expands on the theory that media and entertainment industries need to push the niche avenues of mainstream popular products. In search queries it is important to tap the main and most common search terms (the head of the list), but also all the keywords and queries that fall along the talk of the search; which are the lesser searched for associated and related keywords.
- The Open Group
An international consortium of computer and software manufacturers and users dedicated to advancing multi-vendor technologies. The Open Group was formed in February, 1996 by merging two previously independent groups – the Open Software Foundation (OSF) and X/Open Company Ltd. One of the most important technologies fostered by The Open Group is DCE.
- The Pirate Bay
A Swedish-owned and operated BitTorrent (torrents) Web site. The Pirate Bay allows users to search for torrents and then download them files from other users. In 2006 the servers for the Web site were raided by Swedish police and the founders have been involved in different lawsuits during its history – most of which alleged […]
- The Tabulator
Theora is an open video codec being developed by the Xiph.org Foundation as part of their Ogg project (It is a project that aims to integrate On2’s VP3 video codec, Ogg Vorbis audio codec and Ogg multimedia container formats into a multimedia solution that can compete with MPEG-4 format). Theora is derived directly from On2’s […]
The name for the first processor in the family of Tile Processor chips from Tilera Corporation. The TILE64 processor is based on an architecture that can scale to hundreds, or even thousands of cores. The processor contains 64 full-featured, programmable cores, each capable of running its own operating system. Tilera’s architecture eliminates the on-chip bus […]