software stories

Future X-Factor and American Idol stars can rest easy in the knowledge scientists have been working tirelessly to take out the guesswork in what makes a hit song. They've developed a software program that can predict chart positions with about 60% accuracy.
Google's popular YouTube site is not only an unqualified success with tens of millions of views per day, it has also become an integral part of American popular culture. Now the site aims to empower its users with yet another tool that may set it apart from the competition.