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  • League of Legends Finals offers AR experience November 16, 2018
    OSLO, NORWAY & ROCKY HILL, CT — The League of Legends World Championship Finals Opening Ceremony presented by Mastercard included a special performance this year. The Future Group (TFG), which specializes in interactive mixed reality integration, and Riot Games (, the developer and publisher of League of Legends and organizer for affiliated e-sports, used the Unreal Engine […]
  • Nvidia introduces mid-range Quadro RTX 4000 GPU November 16, 2018
    LAS VEGAS — At the Autodesk University Conference in Las Vegas, Nvidia introduced the Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card, the company’s first midrange professional GPU, powered by the company’s Turing architecture and RTX platform. The Quadro RTX 4000 puts realtime ray tracing within reach of a wider range of developers, designers and artists worldwide.
  • HPA Awards honor artists & engineering teams November 16, 2018
    LOS ANGELES — The 13th annual Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards ( took place last night, honoring the accomplishments of industry luminaries, behind-the-scenes artists and outstanding engineering teams. The HPA Awards set the bar for creative and technical achievement, recognizing individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, […]
  • Charlieuniformtango moves into new Austin space November 14, 2018
    AUSTIN, TX — Charlieuniformtango has moved its Austin studio location from downtown to a new space at 4004 Marathon Boulevard in Austin. The company, which is headquartered in Dallas and run by principal/CEO Lola Lott, opened its Austin location in 2000.
  • Sound Lounge expands Film + Television division November 14, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY — Sound Lounge ( is expanding its Film + Television division, which provides sound editorial, ADR and mixing services for episodic television, features and documentaries. The studio is upgrading the division’s main mix stage to support editing and mixing in the immersive Dolby Atmos format. The studio has also added veteran supervising […]
  • Koncept VR & Chapter Four partner on 'Aladdin' VR experience November 14, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY — Creative boutique Chapter Four ( recently applied its expertise in spatial sound to place consumers in the middle of the Disney’s Broadway show, "Aladdin." Working under the direction of virtual reality studio Koncept VR, Chapter Four produced the soundtrack for a three-minute VR video in which Aladdin’s cast performs the show-stopping […]
  • MPSE to honor Antoine Fuqua with Filmmaker Award November 13, 2018
    STUDIO CITY, CA — On February 17th, 2019, The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will honor Antoine Fuqua with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director — known for his work on films such as The Equalizer (1 & 2),  The Magnificent Seven,  Southpaw and  Training Day — is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. […]
  • Wax adds editor Alvaro del Val November 13, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY — Boutique post house Wax (, with offices in New York and Boston, recently strengthened its roster by bringing on multifaceted editor Alvaro del Val. He brings nearly 15 years’ worth of editorial experience, having established and honed his craft in Madrid and Dubai, where he worked on projects for global clients […]
  • Editor Kyle Brown joins bicoastal Exile November 13, 2018
    SANTA MONICA, CA — The bicoastal editorial and finishing boutique Exile ( recently added editor Kyle Brown to its team. He brings nearly a decade of experience in the editing suite, having honed his skills at NO6 and Arcade Edit. 
  • LivelyGroup rebrands, launches live-action business November 13, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY — Creative studio LivelyGroup has rebranded as LVLY (, as well as launched a new live-action division called LVLYhood. Within its new structure, the studio is combining creative divisions BlueRock, Spontaneous and Scarlett, and centralizing their efforts under the LVLY banner. LVLYhood is a new production partner that falls under the LVLY […]

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  • How Google’s Knowledge Graph Updates Itself by Answering Questions October 29, 2018
    How A Knowledge Graph Updates Itself unsplash-logoElijah Hail To those of us who are used to doing Search Engine Optimization (SEO), we’ve been looking at URLs filled with content, and links between that content, and how algorithms such as PageRank (based upon links pointed between pages) and information retrieval scores based upon the relevance of […]
  • How Google might Identify Primary Versions of Duplicate Pages October 12, 2018
    We know that Google doesn’t penalize duplicate pages on the Web, but it may try to identify which version it prefers to other versions of the same page. I came across this statement on the Web about duplicate pages earlier this week, and wondered about it, and decided to investigate more: If there are multiple […]
  • Quality Scores for Queries: Structured Data, Synthetic Queries and Augmentation Queries July 30, 2018
    Augmentation Queries In general, the subject matter of this specification relates to identifying or generating augmentation queries, storing the augmentation queries, and identifying stored augmentation queries for use in augmenting user searches. An augmentation query can be a query that performs well in locating desirable documents identified in the search results. The performance of an […]
  • Learning to Rank July 16, 2018
    My last Post was Five Years of Google Ranking Signals, and I start that post by saying that there are other posts about ranking signals that have some issues. But, there are other pages that you may want to look at while you are learning to rank webpages, and I didn’t want to turn people […]
  • Five Years of Google Ranking Signals June 22, 2018
    Organic Search Google Ranking Signals 1. Domain Age and Rate of Linking 2. Use of Keywords 3. Related Phrases 4. Keywords in Main Headings, Lists, and Titles 5. Page Speed 6. Watch Times for a Page 7. Context Terms on a Page 8. Language Models Using Ngrams 9. Gibberish Content 10. Authoritative Results 11. How […]
  • Google Patent on Structured Data Focuses upon JSON-LD June 17, 2018
    Search Using Structured Data Structured Data is information that is set out in a way which makes it easy for a search engine to read easily. Some examples include XML markup in XML sitemaps and schema vocabulary found in JSON-LD scripts. A search engine that answers questions based upon crawling and indexing facts found within […]
  • Schema, Structured Data, and Scattered Databases such as the World Wide Web June 14, 2018
    Visiting Seattle to Speak about Structured Data I spoke at SMX Advanced this week on Schema markup and Structured Data, as part of an introduction to its use at Google. I had the chance to visit Seattle, and tour some of it. I took some photos, but would like to go back sometimes and take […]
  • Google to Offer Combined Content (Paid and Organic) Search Results June 7, 2018
    Google Introduces Combined Content Results This new patent is about “Combined content. What does that mean exactly? When Google patents talk about paid search, they refer to those paid results as “content” rather than as advertisements. This patent is about how Google might combine paid search results with organic results in certain instances. The recent […]

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