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Information and communication technologies vital for social inclusion
From Putting People First

Information and communication technologies vital for social inclusion

The World Economic Forum today released its study on Scaling Opportunity: Information and Communications Technology for Social Inclusion, an analysis of how ICT...

Writing tools to improve your research productivity
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Writing tools to improve your research productivity

Researchers

Interesting Links 18 January 2010
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 18 January 2010

When it rains it pours! I spent last week at FETC in Florida but kept a weather eye out for interesting things to pass on via Twitter (follow me on Twitter @AlfredTwo...

Prison Escape Artist
From Schneier on Security

Prison Escape Artist

Clever ruse: When he went to court for hearings, he could see the system was flawed. He would arrive on the twelfth floor in handcuffs and attached at the waist...

From Computational Complexity

Sam Roweis (1972-2010)

Sam Roweis, an NYU CS professor specializing in machine learning, took his own life last Tuesday night. Jennifer Linden and Maneesh Sahani set up a weblog to share...

Checking in to Retail SmartPhone Potential
From The Eponymous Pickle

Checking in to Retail SmartPhone Potential

Since my early days in retail innovation centers I have been thinking about how the inevitable success of location-aware smart phones can directly introduce the...

Reading and Blogging the NYT
From The Eponymous Pickle

Reading and Blogging the NYT

Its inevitable. Rumors abound on the NYT going behind a pay wall. Althouse has some good comments, as a blogger, on the use of linking central news sources. You...

danah boyd on why Zuckerberg is wrong to say
From Putting People First

danah boyd on why Zuckerberg is wrong to say

Ethnographer danah boyd, a Microsoft researcher, argues that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is wrong saying that ‘the age of privacy is over’. “Privacy isn’t a technological...

More Internet of Things
From The Eponymous Pickle

More Internet of Things

New SmartPhone developments could fundamentally change the nature of shopping. In ReadWriteWeb ' ... a series called Mobile Web Meets Internet of Things this week...

Facebook
From Apophenia

Facebook


Are mobile phones Africa
From Putting People First

Are mobile phones Africa

Whether it’s checking market prices of crops, transferring money or simply making a call, mobile phones are transforming Africa. But, asks The Guardian, could this...

Comparing the GDP of EU and US States
From The Eponymous Pickle

Comparing the GDP of EU and US States

A most interesting comparison of the per capita GDP of US States versus EU Countries. Via economist Mark J. Perry.

Sarcasm Punctuation Mark
From The Eponymous Pickle

Sarcasm Punctuation Mark

It seems like a futile effort, but a firm has patented and now sells a sarcasm punctuation mark, hoping to profit from all of that misunderstanding in text andEsperanto...

Games and the Three Levels of Design
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Games and the Three Levels of Design

Continuing to read Donald Norman's Emotional Design, I am finding the three levels of design most of the book is based on to be very useful, especially when thinking...

Fixing Intelligence Failures
From Schneier on Security

Fixing Intelligence Failures

President Obama, in his speech last week, rightly focused on fixing the intelligence failures that resulted in Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab being ignored, rather than...

Good: the Slow Issue
From Putting People First

Good: the Slow Issue

Good, the collaborative magazine, has published its “Slow Issue” with perspectives on a smarter, better and slower future: “At its simplest, slow stands for a focus...

Loretta Napoleoni on the Economics of Terrorism
From Schneier on Security

Loretta Napoleoni on the Economics of Terrorism

Interesting TED talk: Loretta Napoleoni details her rare opportunity to talk to the secretive Italian Red Brigades -- an experience that sparked a lifelong interest...

Putting Shopper Marketing in Hands of Shopper
From The Eponymous Pickle

Putting Shopper Marketing in Hands of Shopper

Joel Rubinson of ARF on Putting Marketing in the Hands of the Shopper, about Modiv's in aisle scanning system in use at Stop&Shop and being shown at NRF. Recall...

Procter to Test Online Store
From The Eponymous Pickle

Procter to Test Online Store

Note also P&G's extensive use of contextual innovation centers to understand the consumer, in the WSJ: Procter & Gamble to Test Online Store to Study Buying Habits...

Biweekly links for 01/15/2010
From Michael Nielsen

Biweekly links for 01/15/2010

Smart phones blessed in Canon David Parrott’s 3G church service “Yesterday, in the church of the City of London Corporation, he presented an updated version of...
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