alika - 11:16 am on Jul 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
Pandas live in China, right? Why did Google use a Panda as a name of their new ranking/search system? Coincidence? I don't think so...
Panda was not named after the pandas in China. A Google employee named Navneet Panda presented a better way to scale down some machine learning algorithm that are now a patent of Google. In his honor, they named the update after him