Google has been famously protective of its super-secret search algorithm — that is, the computer code that translates our searches into relevant results we expect. But technology journalist Stephen Levy has gotten unprecedented access to the process Google employs to improve search. In Wired magazine he reports Google is set to make more than 500 changes to its search algorithm this year alone.

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Filmmaker Kevin Smith, director of Clerks and other films, is vowing never to fly Southwest Airlines again after flight crew asked him to leave a plane on Saturday because he was too fat.

Southwest has apologized twice, but Smith has not relented. He’s complained loudly to his 1.6 million followers on Twitter, as well as on his Web site and podcast.

Guest: Caroline McCarthy, CNET

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