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R&D Intensity Climbs
From The Eponymous Pickle

R&D Intensity Climbs

From CFO:  Companies' "R&D intensity" -- a measure of R&D spending versus total sales -- is on the increase, according to a Booz & Co. survey. The trend is a sign...

Drug Stores Want to Own 'Well'
From The Eponymous Pickle

Drug Stores Want to Own 'Well'

An interesting development: In Drug Store News:Walgreen is responding to the changing health care landscape by becoming "a retail health and daily living store,"...

Albert Gonzalez
From Schneier on Security

Albert Gonzalez

Long article on convicted hacker Albert Gonzalez from The New York Times Magazine.

NOTICE: Email sabbatical will start December 9
From Apophenia

NOTICE: Email sabbatical will start December 9

If you don’t know me, you probably don’t know that I work obscene hours for most of the year and then take a proper vacation. As in no internet, no work, no geeking...

Presidential Early Career Awards
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Presidential Early Career Awards

Lots of interesting stories this past week of relevance to the field: Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers On Tuesday, the White House announced...

Pop-Up Stores in Action Today
From The Eponymous Pickle

Pop-Up Stores in Action Today

In 2007 I got to see the operation of a Pop-Up store in action in Columbus, Ohio.  An impressive mix of display, merchandising and interaction for the Swash brand...

? Heart Of The Matter
From Wild WebMink

? Heart Of The Matter

Four Reasons To Pay Extra For Open Source My slides from today’s presentation in Bolzano, Italy. The core of the talk asserts that software freedom opens additional...

Camouflaging Test Cars
From Schneier on Security

Camouflaging Test Cars

Interesting: In an effort to shield their still-secret products from prying eyes, automakers testing prototype models, often in the desert and at other remote...

Lines Can Be Fun
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Lines Can Be Fun

Graphics can be a lot of fun for students. Well honestly they are fun  for a lot of adults. Recently I read a blog post by Cate Huston (Experimenting with a Visual...

? Freedom Means Value Essay
From Wild WebMink

? Freedom Means Value Essay

My essay explaining that software freedom means business value is now available from the Essays section.

Data Mining for Education
From The Eponymous Pickle

Data Mining for Education

Learning how people make mistakes and using that mined information to determine the best way to teach them.

Spotfire Now on the iPad
From The Eponymous Pickle

Spotfire Now on the iPad

I was an early user of Spotfire in the enterprise.  Now it is good to see that they have modified it to the point that it can be used on an iPad.  I have been hearing...

Social Science PhD Internships at Microsoft Research New England (Spring & Summer 2011)
From Apophenia

Social Science PhD Internships at Microsoft Research New England (Spring & Summer 2011)

Microsoft Research New England (MSRNE) is looking for PhD interns to join the social media collective for Spring and Summer 2011. For these positions, we are looking...

Bulletproof Service Providers
From Schneier on Security

Bulletproof Service Providers

From Brian Krebs: Hacked and malicious sites designed to steal data from unsuspecting users via malware and phishing are a dime a dozen, often located in the United...

ECairn Wins Social Technology Award
From The Eponymous Pickle

ECairn Wins Social Technology Award

From ECairn, which I have followed for some time:" ... Our joint case study with Adobe illustrates the highly differentiated benefits of a  very targeted approach...

Smart Pill Technology
From The Eponymous Pickle

Smart Pill Technology

The idea of putting an microchip in a pill has been around for some time.  This is the first time I have seen the implementation getting close.  There is concern...

Is a Software Architect Worthy of the Name?
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Is a Software Architect Worthy of the Name?

I have a friend who is an architect (the kind that designs buildings instead of software).  I was reminded recently of a conversation my husband and I had withThe...

From Computational Complexity

A Problem with Wikipedia and the Next Best Thing to Winning a Godel Prize

(There are TWO theory day events in NY this semsester: Nov 11, 2010 and Nov 12, 2010. The first one has likely already started as you read this.) I searched...

Continuum Advanced Systems at the intersection of technology, systems and human-centered design
From Putting People First

Continuum Advanced Systems at the intersection of technology, systems and human-centered design

Continuum launched of a new division within its organization, known as Continuum Advanced Systems. Focused on the intersection of technology, systems and human-centered...

How the cell phone is changing the world
From Putting People First

How the cell phone is changing the world

In a very general overview article published in Newsweek, Ravi Somaiya reports on how the impact of the ubiquitous device extends from politics to business, medicine...
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