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Walmart Labs Buys Luvocracy
From The Eponymous Pickle

Walmart Labs Buys Luvocracy

In RetailWire:  " ... Yesterday, Walmart Labs announced it had acquired Luvocracy, an online community that helps members find products based on the recommendations...

Goodbye Avis, Hello Uber
From Apophenia

Goodbye Avis, Hello Uber

Only two hours before the nightmare that would unfold, I was sitting with friends sharing my loyalties to travel programs. I had lost status on nearly everything...

Predicting your future performance
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Predicting your future performance

The Matthew effect says that “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer”. With this sole principle in mind, you would think that the future is easily predicted...

Tell a Great Story
From The Eponymous Pickle

Tell a Great Story

In the HBR: Very good piece on story telling in business.  I have covered this here many times, including pointers to some of my colleagues that were experts, both...

Learning to Operate with Wearables
From The Eponymous Pickle

Learning to Operate with Wearables

In Engadget: Another example of  the potential use of Google Glass like wearables for augmentation.  Learning operating room procedure. Hands free and augmenting...

IdeaConnection Re Connect
From The Eponymous Pickle

IdeaConnection Re Connect

It has been a long time since I talked to them, but just reviewed their offerings.  A nice idea, whose newsletter is always worth examining for innovative ideas...

Internet of Everything Discussion
From The Eponymous Pickle

Internet of Everything Discussion

Cisco sponsored a panel discussion yesterday that I was pointed to.  Still, not sure I agree with the differences between the use of the term versus using 'Internet...

The Troubles with Tutorials
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

The Troubles with Tutorials

The first thing I ran into with regards to programming tutorials last week was this tweet and accompanying image. 99% of #programming tutorials on the web pic...

Quid
From The Eponymous Pickle

Quid

Quid. Just pointed to.  An augmented way for people to interact with information?

CGT Execs Admit Lack of Digital Knowledge
From The Eponymous Pickle

CGT Execs Admit Lack of Digital Knowledge

Based on a survey in CGT .  Not universally, but I would generally agree.  In particularly regarding digital innovation. " ... The Consumer Goods Forum and KPMG...

Need for an Open Source Internet of Things
From The Eponymous Pickle

Need for an Open Source Internet of Things

About an open source IOT.  In CWorld.  what we said all along in the RFID world, its careful establishment of standards." ... The only limit to the Internet ofWithout...

Machine Learning Mastery
From The Eponymous Pickle

Machine Learning Mastery

Jason B has a blog on machine learning.  Good introductory piece: Why Machine Learning Matters.

Mass Marketing Days are Limited
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mass Marketing Days are Limited

A look at the future of mass marketing.   " ... Mass marketing no longer resonates with today's consumer and it must be replaced by one-on-one marketing with dedicated...

Visualizing Dynamic Networks
From The Eponymous Pickle

Visualizing Dynamic Networks

In IEEE Transactions, an example showing dynamic changes in networks:Dynamic Network Visualization with Extended Massive Sequence ViewsNetworks are present in many...

Conference on Deception
From Schneier on Security

Conference on Deception

There was a conference on deception earlier this month. Sophie Van Der Zee has a summary of the sessions....

From Computer Science Teachers Association

What’s Changed and What’s Stayed the Same

As I drove home from the 2014 CSTA Annual Conference last week, I reflected on how things have changed in my 33 years of teaching computer science. CSTA is beginning...

On Collecting Just the Right Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

On Collecting Just the Right Data

In the MIT News:  Has come up in two recent client engagements.  What current data and ancillary metadata will be needed to make current and future decisions?  ...

Simple Encryption App
From The Eponymous Pickle

Simple Encryption App

In Wired:   A strong, easy to use encryption App, they say.  I have played with the alternative PGP, and I agree it is not an easy to use alternative for the typical...

Virtual Reality in Advertising
From The Eponymous Pickle

Virtual Reality in Advertising

In Adage:  Next new thing to impress and engage consumers?   Compare it to augmented reality often discussed here, which today uses less hardware. And its connection...
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Human Subjects Research for the Twenty-First Century, or, What Can We Learn from the Facebook Mood Study?
Human Subjects Research for the Twenty-First Century, or, What Can We Learn from the Facebook Mood Study?
07.20.2014

There is tremendous value to society in doing large-scale A/B studies, and the current framework we have for human subjects …

The Perfect Candidate
The Perfect Candidate
07.15.2014

What makes a good candidate for a research position?

If You Want to Teach Kids CS, First Teach the Adults
If You Want to Teach Kids CS, First Teach the Adults
07.14.2014

The pathway to CS in schools starts with teaching the adults.

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