Barak Berkowitz, Managing Director of Wolfram|Alpha, Announced as Keynote Speaker of SMX Advanced London

(PRWEB) April 30, 2010

Barak Berkowitz will keynote this year’s SMX Advanced London. He has been a leader in the technology revolution for over 30 years and is currently the Managing Director of Wolfram|Alpha, the award winning “Computational Knowledge Engine.”

Barak started his career at Macy’s, spent 5 years at Apple and was later GM of Logitechs America’s region. In 1996 Barak caught the internet bug and in 1997 became the EVP General Manager of the Go Network, the Disney owned site that he helped built into one of the top 5 web portals at the time, uniting the web properties of, Disney, ABC, ESPN, and others.

Two years later Barak realized the power that would come from being able to carry the Internet with you everywhere and he became the co-founder and president of OmniSky, the wireless Internet innovator, which went public in 2000 and later was acquired by Earthlink.

Prior to Wolfram|Alpha Barak was chairman and CEO of Six Apart, the global leader in blogging software including Typepad, Vox, Movable Type, and Live Journal.

SMX Advanced London will take place on 17/18th May 2010 at The Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden. SMX Advanced is the only search marketing conference designed exclusively for experienced internet marketers. Sessions are fast-paced, Q&A-packed, frequently controversial, always informative and don’t stop to cover the basics.

SMX Advanced London is produced in association with specialist business event producer Rising Media. For more details see

About Search Marketing Expo

The Search Marketing Expo – SMX conference series is produced by Third Door Media, Inc. Third Door Media’s mission is to empower internet and search marketing professionals by providing trusted content and community services they need to be successful. Search Marketing Expo conferences are held around the world and include: SMX West (Santa Clara, CA), SMX East (New York City) SMX Advanced (Seattle, WA and London, England), SMX Munich, SMX Paris, SMX Stockholm, SMX Sydney and SMX Toronto.

Third Door Media publishes Search Engine Land, the leading search marketing news and analysis site. The company also produces Search Marketing Now, a lead-generation marketing solution for suppliers of SEM-related products and services, and operates, a social news site that allows search and internet marketers to share news stories, participate in subject-specific discussion forums, and build their professional networks.

About Rising Media

Rising Media is a specialized media company focused on the production of business technology-related conferences and exhibitions. Rising Media currently produces events in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Sweden and Spain. Events include SMX, eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit, Conversion Conference, Web Effectiveness Conference, Sentiment Analysis Symposium, Predictive Analytics World, Social Gaming Summit, Virtual Goods Summit, Building Business Capability


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Theodore Gray’s “The Elements” Takes IPhone 4 for a Spin

Champaign, Illinois; London, England (Vocus) June 24, 2010

The Elements for iPhone 4 is an essential download released today in the iTunes App Stores in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, France, and Germany. This beautiful electronic book about the periodic table shows off Apple’s new device to perfection. The title, published by Touch Press, is based on the best-selling iPad version by Theodore Gray, recently selected as the number one iPad app by the London Evening Standard. It has been reconceived for the iPhone 4 and recoded to take advantage of the new device’s spectacular features, including retina display and gyroscope. The result is a magical combination of hardware and software that comes to life in your hand.

You start off at a periodic table composed of photographs of real chemical elements that you can explore with your finger. As you move around, the currently active element is shown in the selection area at the top of the page. Tap any element to go to that element’s own page. There you will find an engagingly written account of the element and a wealth of related samples and objects. Each element has multiple objects with controls at the top of the page to browse them.

Unique to the iPhone 4 is that all of these objects rotate on the screen when you physically turn the phone around. The iPhone 4’s gyroscope makes the objects appear to remain stationary even as the phone is rotated, giving you a unique and fun way to explore all sides of an objectespecially if you’re sitting on a swivel chair! Or use your finger to turn any object as quickly or as slowly as you like. Each object responds effortlessly to your touch, and objects can be “thrown” to set them spinning. This is possible because every sample was painstakingly photographed from all sides on a precision turntable.

In addition, The Elements for iPhone gives you access to a huge depth of technical information about each element through the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine embedded in this ebook. Touch the Wolfram|Alpha logo and you will be taken to a continuously updated Wolfram|Alpha report on the current element. For example, tap the Wolfram|Alpha entry for gold and find the current market price.

The Elements is already a phenomenal success on the iPad with over 70,000 copies sold. Stephen Fry tweeted “Best App of all… Alone worth iPad”.

For more information, or to interview Theodore Gray or Touch Press’s CEO Max Whitby, please contact:

UK Contact

Alexander Martin, Midas Public Relations


USA Contact

Jilyan Landon, Touch Press


Notes to Editors:

Touch Press is a new digital publishing company based in London, UK and Champaign, Illinois, USA. It is led by its founding team:

Theodore Gray, co-founder of Wolfram Research, Inc., creator of the Mathematica notebook interface, and a columnist for Popular Science magazine since 2003. His most recent books, Theo Gray’s Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do at HomeBut Probably Shouldn’t and The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, were published in 2009 to wide acclaim.

Max Whitby is a multiple-BAFTA-award-winning former BBC producer. He brings to the team decades of experience in film and television production and in the design and delivery of interactive media. His science company RGB Research Ltd is based in London.

Stephen Wolfram is a renowned scientist, founder and CEO of Wolfram Research, Inc., creator of both Mathematica and the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine, and author of A New Kind of Science.

Touch Press is developing a series of electronic titles in science, technology, popular culture, and the arts. Partners include Wolfram Alpha LLC and Wolfram Research, Inc. Wolfram Alpha LLC is the creator of the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine. Its parent company, Wolfram Research, is a software company founded in 1987 that is the creator and developer of Mathematica.


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Mathematica is a trademark of Wolfram Research, Inc.

Wolfram|Alpha is a trademark of Wolfram Alpha LLC.

Apple is a trademark of Apple, Inc.


Hedge Funds and Venture Capital Firms Salivating With Excitement Over New Niche Search Engines Being the Next Billion Dollar Industry

Middleton, MA (PRWEB) July 16, 2010

With Internet content doubling at a quicker pace than ever before, the trend analytics software at The Internet Time Machine has issued its findings on how new search engines could be the next massive growth area for investors and technology companies. “We are at a space in history, according to our world-wide monitoring of Internet conversation and search, that Internet dating was at 15 years ago. At that time, only one major site existed, Yahoo Singles, and it was free. Then the explosion of niche demand sites like Christian dating, Indian Dating, Jewish Dating, and so on and so on lead to a multi-billion dollar industry.” says Internet Time Machine founder, Curt Dalton. “At this point in time, with enormous content factories putting so much content on the Internet every hour, the ability to show results that will make every search user happy will go to statistical zero at some point. When that happens, users demand for better results sets will create new search engines that only deal with niches and particular subjects. Wolfram Alpha and are great example of this process having already begun.”

The Internet Time Machine software, which specializes in trend analytics and studying what consumers are talking about and looking for but are having a hard time finding, spotted a growing trend in consumer demand based around the words “search”, “searches”, and “search engine”. With the recently published video featuring Neil Patel of QuickSprout and Kissmetrics, the question of the viability of new search engines came up as a debate. “New niche search engines will emerge only if the user satisfaction with their current search results declines and they are unhappy with their results.” Patel added.

The fact that content is doubling so quickly, the barrier to entry in the market is getting cheaper every day, and that new studies show people already looking for new niche search engines, has the investment community excited about the possibilities. “Our software shows that some of the best new search engine ideas that are already in demand is a time based search engine like , that shows you everything about a subject for the last 14 days only. Also at the top of the list is an engine that shows what people are online at the moment, a unified job search engine that covers all job listing sites, and a copyright/trademark engine that could sort records from around the world.” says Ali Khan, head of technology at The Internet Time Machine. “An engine that shows all mobile apps, for all smartphones, is already in demand. As well as a new search engine that could reversed PO BOX listings and email addresses to find out the owner is also a hot idea.” adds Curt Dalton.

The company does admit that these ideas, if possible, would take some start up money in the range of $ 2,000,000 to $ 3,000,000. “Not a project for a small individual, but for a venture capital firm or hedge fund, this isn’t a ton of money.” adds Curt.

For more information on how the Internet Time Machine monitors consumer demand and trends visit or email us at info(at)theinternettimemachine(dot)com

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