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Computer Simulations Shed Light on Online Collaborations

A new research study to be published in September suggests a novel approach to designing computer systems that facilitate collaboration in large groups. The research leverages computer simulations of large “socio-technical” systems, such as social networks and wiki communities, to investigate how technology helps people collaborate effectively. This information can then be…

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Quandary Peak Assists with Software Patent Reexamination

A patent for certain unified messaging systems is undergoing reexamination by the US Patent and Trademark Office, and a Quandary Peak expert has been called on to assist the patent assignee. US Patent 7,702,669, assigned to RingCentral, Inc., discloses a system for synchronizing different types of messages between multiple clients and servers.…

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New Software Modeling Tools Combine Flexibility and Formality

A research team composed of computer scientists at the University of Southern California, the University of Washington, and Quandary Peak Research has developed a new architecture for software modeling and analysis tools. The proposed architecture, implemented in a prototype tool suite called LIGHT, allows users to customize the appearance and content of…

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