Opinion

Google’s Panicky Flu Estimates Were Dead Wrong

Google Flu Trends overestimated the spread of the flu epidemic by nearly 100 percent. So much for the wisdom of crowds.
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San Francisco journalist Bill Snyder writes frequently about business and technology. His work appears regularly in CIO.com and the publications of Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He welcomes your comments and suggestions.