A Google Whiz Searches for His Place on Earth (New York Times)

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Google is based in Silicon Valley. But Sanjay G. Mavinkurve, one of the key engineers on a map project, is not. His wife doesn?t have a visa, so he lives in Canada.

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Card-Counting Whiz Challenges Yahoo With Facebook Football Fantasy (Wired News)

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Jeff Ma, the MIT grad whose cart-counting exploits were celebrated in a best-selling book and the recent movie “21,” is launching a Facebook app for fantasy football. It’s a crowded field dominated by Yahoo, but Ma reasons that fantasy sports are ideally suited for online social networks because they are typically formed by groups of friends.

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