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Research in Agile Development Practices
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Research in Agile Development Practices

Recent research in Agile development practices has identified that self-organizing teams spontaneously assume some previously unclassified roles and practices to...

Better Game Playing Using Parallel Algorithms
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Better Game Playing Using Parallel Algorithms

Innovations in playing the game "Go" using Monte Carlo Tree Search and parallel algorithms.

Hope vs. Fear: Privacy Challenges in Online Health Communities
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Hope vs. Fear: Privacy Challenges in Online Health Communities

 The difficulty in creating privacy controls in online health communities represents the struggle between hope and fear.

Successful Software Platforms are the Byproducts of Successful Businesses
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Successful Software Platforms are the Byproducts of Successful Businesses

Startups need their current business to be successful and self-sustaining before they place serious effort in building a general software platform.

How Much Software Testing is Enough?
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How Much Software Testing is Enough?

Investing in a large amount of software testing can be difficult to justify, particularly for a startup company. How much software testing is enough?

Why do Software Developers Tolerate "Crunch Time"?
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Why do Software Developers Tolerate "Crunch Time"?

Given the well known increased risk of burnout for an extended "Crunch Time," why do developers put up with it? 

Better GPS Software Through User Feedback
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Better GPS Software Through User Feedback

I appreciate my GPS software can tell me where I am, but it should get better at predicting where I will go.

Innovation = Good Idea + Implementation + Measurement
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Innovation = Good Idea + Implementation + Measurement

We aspire to be innovative, but unless we are wiling to implement it and measure it its just another good idea.

Smartphones and Health Systems Research at Intel Seattle
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Smartphones and Health Systems Research at Intel Seattle

The ubiquity of smartphones  and their increasing ability to collect and transmit information will lead the way for the next advances in health monitoring and improvement...
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