Good morning! Here are some of today’s top tech links so far. We’ll cover a few of these throughout the day but feel free to get a head start.
With I.P.O., Groupon Is Said to Value Itself at $15 Billion
Link: New York Times
All of a sudden, turning down that $6 billion offer from Google might not seem as crazy. Groupon may shoot for a springtime initial public offering at a valuation of $15 billion or more, according to the New York Times.
IBM’s Watson wins Jeopardy practice round: Can humans hang?
IBM has been building a supercomputer named Watson that’s capable of human-like reasoning. It’s so advanced that it was able to beat Jeopardy champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in a practice round of the popular answers-in-the-form-of-questions game show.
At 10, highlighting Wikipedia’s past and future
Wikipedia turns 10 tomorrow. The frequently visited open source encyclopedia made the “wiki” prefix a household term and has spawned numerous debates about whether it should be considered a source-able encyclopedia for classrooms and news articles.
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