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  • Brazil
    Sunday Oct 1, 2006

    Lula da Silva

    Second Term

    Brazil
    Sunday Oct 1, 2006

    General elections were held in Brazil on 1 October 2006 to elect all seats in the Chamber of Deputies, one-third of the Federal Senate, and members of the Legislative Assemblies of the 26 states and the Federal District. As no candidate for president received over 50% of the vote, a second round run-off was held on 29 October between incumbent Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his challenger, Geraldo Alckmin. A second round was also required in 10 states where no candidate for governor received a majority. Lula won the second round with over 60% of the valid votes and secured a new four-year term.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Oct 1, 2006

    Netflix

    Cinematch recommendation algorithm

    U.S.
    Sunday Oct 1, 2006

    Netflix developed and maintains an extensive personalized video-recommendation system based on ratings and reviews by its customers. On October 1, 2006, Netflix offered a $1,000,000 prize to the first developer of a video-recommendation algorithm that could beat its existing algorithm Cinematch, at predicting customer ratings by more than 10%.




  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 9, 2006

    YouTube

    Google announced that it had acquired YouTube

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 9, 2006

    On October 9, 2006, Google announced that it had acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion in Google stock.




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