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Microsoft Institutes for Education Leaders
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Microsoft Institutes for Education Leaders

IF you have missed the previous Microsoft Institutes for Education Leaders in the past there are a new set of events now scheduled. I expect that more will be added...

Growing up online
From Putting People First

Growing up online

In Growing Up Online, the American public affairs series FRONTLINE takes viewers inside the very public private worlds that kids are creating online, raising important...

How social mood moves the world
From Putting People First

How social mood moves the world

Why do share prices, skirt lengths, even the state of the European Union, fluctuate so wildly? It’s down to social mood, says John Casti, and we must heed its messages...

Martin Gardner Dies
From The Eponymous Pickle

Martin Gardner Dies

Its rare that I do an obituary here, but a particularly inspirational figure to me, Martin Gardner, Puzzler and Polymath, has died at the age of 95. His NYT obituary...

Interesting Links 24 May 2010
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 24 May 2010

I pretty much took last week off from blogging. I sort of needed a break and since they were migrating this and many other blogs to a new updated blogging engine...

Scene from an Airport
From Schneier on Security

Scene from an Airport

I've gotten to the front of the security line and handed the TSA officer my ID and ticket. TSA Officer: (Looks at my ticket. Looks at my ID. Looks at me. Smiles...

Location Based Services Revenue
From The Eponymous Pickle

Location Based Services Revenue

Good piece in E-Commerce Times on charting a revenue stream for location based services. A place I have been examining.

Print Ad Database
From The Eponymous Pickle

Print Ad Database

A new research database that looks at the relationship of what was done in print and what it achieved based on specific variables. Though this is old tech, print...

Supermarket Space Allocation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Supermarket Space Allocation

In Progressive Grocer: An old problem that we started to look at in terms of optimization starting in the 70s. In recent years increased computing power and better...

Social Media for Product Launch
From The Eponymous Pickle

Social Media for Product Launch

The use of social media for new initiatives. Brand Week has a list of a number of recent examples. To this I say, why not do this in addition to other methods?...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 24
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 24

May 25 Meeting: The Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee of the Department of Homeland Security will meet. 12:30 p.m., Harding Hall, 710 North Capitol...

Collective Intelligence by Retailers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Collective Intelligence by Retailers

Retailers sharing their collective intelligence. ' ... Gartner analysts Mick MacComascaigh and Whit Andrews recently released a study, "Leading Websites Will Use...

Alerting Users that Applications are Using Cameras, Microphones, Etc.
From Schneier on Security

Alerting Users that Applications are Using Cameras, Microphones, Etc.

Interesting research: "What You See is What They Get: Protecting users from unwanted use of microphones, cameras, and other sensors," by Jon Howell and Stuart Schechter...

links for 2010-05-24
From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-05-24

To Microsoft, Open Source means "Windows Encumbered" Just because Microsoft is busily embracing open source, that doesn't mean they have any interest in software...

From Computational Complexity

The Life of Martin Gardner 1914-2010

The math and science writer Martin Gardner passed away on Saturday. Gardner wrote the column Mathematical games for Scientific American from 1956 to 1981 and Scientific...

Interesting Links 24 May 2010
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 24 May 2010

I pretty much took last week off from blogging. I sort of needed a break and since they were migrating this and many other blogs to a new updated blogging engine...

Estimating the Query Difficulty for Information Retrieval
From The Noisy Channel

Estimating the Query Difficulty for Information Retrieval

The other day, I received a surprise package in the mail: a copy of IBM researchers David Carmel and Elad Yom-Tov’s newly published lecture on “Estimating the Query...

? Problems With WebM?
From Wild WebMink

? Problems With WebM?

The announcement last week at Google IO of the creation of the WebM project and the release of the VP8 codec was a positive and welcome development, finally offering...

Quitting Facebook is pointless; challenging them to do better is not
From Apophenia

Quitting Facebook is pointless; challenging them to do better is not

I’ve been critiquing moves made by Facebook for a long time and I’m pretty used to them being misinterpreted. When I lamented the development of the News Feed,...

From Michael Nielsen

More from Pierre Levy’s book Collective Intelligence: mankind’s emerging world in cyberspace, translated by Robert Bononno. One reason the book is notable is that...
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