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February 2011


From The Eponymous Pickle

Official Google Packaged Goods Blog

Official Google Packaged Goods Blog

I was reminded again today of the official Google CPG blog.  A post this month tells us the insights gleaned in 2010.


From Michael Nielsen

I was recently asked to prepare a two minute talk on a topic of my choice, for a small audience of about 10 people. Here


From The Eponymous Pickle

Digital Marketing at Reckitt

Digital Marketing at Reckitt

The focus on digital video is interesting:In Adage: Can Digital Marketing Rekindle Growth at Reckitt Benckiser?Marketing Chief Jiri Kulik Plans to Remain Biggest Advertiser in Online Video ... '


From The Eponymous Pickle

Primer on Co-Creation

Primer on Co-Creation

Good piece in the HBR on the complexities of using co-creation.  " ... But what is co-creation, really, and how do you do it right? Co-creation involves working on new product and service ideas together with the customers who…


From Computational Complexity

Interesting Math related to the Unexpected Hanging Paradox

In a prior post I pondered if there was interesting MATH that relates to the Unexpected Hanging Paradox. At the time none of the comments really had any and, alas, I thought there was not. (Thought looking back at the comments…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Innovation and model boundaries

Innovation and model boundaries

When designing an information system, a piece of software or a law, experts work from a model. This model must have boundaries. When these boundaries are violated, life may become difficult: After over two years in lock-out,…


From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 28

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 28

March 2

Meeting

The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board will hold one of its periodic meetings. 8:30 a.m., Homewood Suites by Hilton, 1475 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. (continues through March 4,…


From BLOG@CACM

Software Verification Turns Mainstream

Software Verification Turns Mainstream

Verification is maturing to the point where it will become integrated into mainstream software development.


From Wild WebMink

links for 2011-02-28

links for 2011-02-28

STUDIO SHAME! Even Harry Potter Pic Loses Money Because Of Warner Bros


From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 28 February 2011

Interesting Links 28 February 2011

Lots of interesting posts by computer science teachers last week. And some news from various sources to share. But let


From Schneier on Security

Anonymous vs HBGary

Anonymous vs HBGary

One of the effects of writing a book is that I don't have the time to devote to other writing. So while I've been wanting to write about Anonymous vs HBGary, I don't think I will have time. Here's an excellent series of posts…


From The Eponymous Pickle

RFID Journal Offers Starter Kits

RFID Journal Offers Starter Kits

I notice that the below offer started last December, and is of interest to users that might want to test these tagging methods in their own environments and conditions.   I am assuming this is still underway.  Read the wholeOut…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Averages

Averages

Good piece on averages, pulled from the new book: Numbers Rule Your World, by the author of that book Kaiser Fung,  which I did a pre review of here.  This is a good place to start in learning about practical uses of statistics…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Associative Memories Applied by Saffron Technologies

Associative Memories Applied by Saffron Technologies

Repeating and updating this post because I think there is considerable value in the application of Associative memory systems.   I had a recent conversation in this area and found that the artificial intelligence approach isSaffron…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Taking Advantage of Social Media

Taking Advantage of Social Media

From Chief Learning Officer:  Good intro on taking advantage of social media.  I have worked several projects in social media, including early introductions to the enterprise, and found there is still much mis-understanding in…


From Wild WebMink

links for 2011-02-27

links for 2011-02-27

Sony


From The Eponymous Pickle

Prominences in the Sun

Prominences in the Sun

Not in the usual realm of things posted here, but NASA's new Stereo satellites gives us the ability to see some amazing things about the violence occurring in the nearest star.   Some of the work I did in Astrophysics included…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Cyber-Emergency Policy

Cyber-Emergency Policy

Good piece in E-Commerce times on US Emergency Policy.   Who gets to control what aspects of access or interactions during an emergency?


From The Noisy Channel

Life, the Universe, and SEO Revisited

Life, the Universe, and SEO Revisited

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post entitled “Life, the Universe, and SEO” in which I considered Google’s relationship with the search engine optimization (SEO) industry. Specifically, I compared it to the relationship that…


From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Perspective and Spatial Relationships for Interface Design

Perspective and Spatial Relationships for Interface Design

Did you ever notice the moment we went from having a maximum of two monitors on our desktop side-by-side to having multiple displays, such as monitors and mobile devices, sitting on our desk in less static configurations? InPhoto…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Robot Marathon

Robot Marathon

The first two-legged robot marathon has started in Osaka Japan.  42 km in an indoor track.  See the video.


From Wild WebMink

? Community Effects

? Community Effects

The Document Foundation reaches fund raising target It took just a week for over 2000 donors to donate the


From The Eponymous Pickle

Creating Stories: Storify

Creating Stories: Storify

Brought to my attention: Storify:  Now investigating. Create stories using social media. Turn what people post on social media into compelling stories.Collect the best photos, video, tweets and more to publish them as simple,…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Linkedin Company Search

Linkedin Company Search

In Readwriteweb: Linkedin has a new search capability that lets you look at how you are connected to companies.   A nice idea with some subtle capabilities.   Though as I understand it you have to have legitimate connections…


From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Tattoo

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Tattoo

Impressive, even if it isn't real.


From Schneier on Security

Interview with Me

Interview with Me

I was interviewed on chomp.fm.


From Putting People First

Reflections on the LIFT conference on Core77

Reflections on the LIFT conference on Core77

A few weeks ago, I went to the LIFT conference in Geneva, Switzerland. It took me a some time to write up all my (personal) thoughts on the presentations, but now the writing is done and the result is online on Core77. Thank…


From The Eponymous Pickle

New Way for Analytics

New Way for Analytics

My colleague, Sammy Haroon, writes about a new way for analytics.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Neurocinema

Neurocinema

Good Fast Company article on Neurocinema:  The use of neural scanning techniques, like those used in Neuromarketing, to understand how film viewers react to on screen images to predict how how well they non consciously react. …


From The Eponymous Pickle

2011 the Year for Semantic Technology

2011 the Year for Semantic Technology

Good overview article on the opportunities for semantic technologies this year.  " ...  Semantic technology will increasingly be recognized as a tool that helps provide early identification and analysis of consumer sentiment,…

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