Salesforce: Salesforce Research Develops New Search Engine to Support the Fight Against COVID-19

Salesforce: Salesforce Research Develops New Search Engine to Support the Fight Against COVID-19. “Searching scientific publications requires different techniques from traditional keyword-matching search engines. It’s critical that a COVID-19 search engine interpret the proper meaning in a given search, going beyond finding results based on the frequency with which words appear in documents. And with long documents, it’s valuable to quickly surface relevant passages in search results. COVID-19 Search addresses this by combining text retrieval and NLP — including semantic search, state of the art question answering, and abstractive summarization — to better understand the question and surface the most relevant scientific results.”

Did Trolls Drive Salesforce Away from Twitter Acquisition?

Looks like trolls are driving a lot of people away from Twitter – including potential buyers. “…according to CNBC’s ‘Mad Money’ host Jim Cramer, Salesforce was turned off by a more fundamental problem that’s been hurting Twitter for years: trolls. ‘What’s happened is, a lot of the bidders are looking at people with lots of followers and seeing the hatred,’ Cramer said on CNBC’s ‘Squawk on the Street,’ citing a recent conversation with [Marc] Benioff. ‘I know that the haters reduce the value of the company…I know that Salesforce was very concerned about this notion.’”

Salesforce Officially Not Buying Twitter

Looks likes Salesforce is officially not buying Twitter. “Twitter has long struggled with growth. Despite being publicly traded since 2013, it continues to operate at a loss. While its competitor Facebook has seen soaring user numbers every quarter, with approximately 1.71 billion monthly active users, Twitter has seen meager growth, averaging 313 million monthly active users.”