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With Germany's win Microsoft perfectly predicted the World Cup's knockout round

Update 5:40pm ET: With Germany’s 1-0 win over Argentina in the final, Microsoft’s prediction engine had a perfect record in predicting the knockout stages of the World Cup. 595 more words

In Paul the Octopus’ Absence Comes Microsoft’s Cortana to Predict the World Cup

Microsoft’s Cortana Looks to Dethrone Paul The Octopus

Cortana, Microsoft’s Windows Phone Assistant, is looking to oust the now departed Paul the Octopus’ throne as… 224 more words

Stories

Paul the Psychic Octopus

Back on June 17th, you may have seen the following Google Doodle.  If you didn’t well, maybe it was just in Germany.

I thought it was fitting to bring up Die Krake Paul with the World Cup… 168 more words

Germany

Happy #CephalopodWeek!

Sharks aren’t the only sea creatures who get their own week!  Thanks to NPR Science Friday, cephalopods are the next to join the trend with… 75 more words

Science

Five Psychic Animals Predict World Cup Winners

Paul the Octopus, whose extraordinary psychic abilities made him an international star in the 2010 World Cup, can rest in peace. Animal oracles around the world have taken on the mantle of predicting the winners of FIFA World Cup matches in Brazil.  32 more words