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Lying and Ethics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Lying and Ethics

Since I was speaking at a compliance and ethics conference yesterday I have been keenly attuned to the meaning of the terms used by professionals in that area. ...

CPG and E-Commerce
From The Eponymous Pickle

CPG and E-Commerce

In AdAge: " ... Packaged-Goods Marketers Wade Warily Into E-commerce ... Big Brands Stymied by Executional Strategies in a World Where Online Retailers ControlAlso...

Apple and Local Search
From The Eponymous Pickle

Apple and Local Search

The emergence of the Apple Watch will likely start to popularize the use of watch displays by the public.  How will it influence location plays?  In Search Engine...

Identity and Access Intelligence
From The Eponymous Pickle

Identity and Access Intelligence

Gave an invited talk at the SCCE Corporate Compliance conference yesterday in Chicago about compliance analytics.  Met a number of new people and saw examples of...

The week-end freedom test
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

The week-end freedom test

In an earlier post, I compared life in academia with life in industry. One recurring argument to favour an academic job over an industry job is freedom. Of course...

Tracking People From their Cellphones with an SS7 Vulnerability
From Schneier on Security

Tracking People From their Cellphones with an SS7 Vulnerability

What's interesting about this story is not that the cell phone system can track your location worldwide. That makes sense; the system has to know where you are....

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing 2015
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing 2015

The nomination period for the 2015 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is now open. If you know a high school woman who is interested in computing nominate...

From Computational Complexity

Maryland Theory Day October 10!

Univ of Maryland at College Park is having a Theory Day Friday October 10. Free Registration and Free Lunch! (there are no economists coming to tell us therehere...

Watson Analytics Announced Today
From The Eponymous Pickle

Watson Analytics Announced Today

( More here later )http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/bits/2014/09/16/ibm-offers-a-data-tool-for-the-mainstream-with-watsons-help/" ... Developing technology is one...

Machine Learning for Data Value
From The Eponymous Pickle

Machine Learning for Data Value

In Informs Analytics MagazineMachine Learning for Big Data Value.Yes, big data helps unveil millions of facts about consumer behavior and trends. Leveraging emerging...

Why I Retweet Things From Heavily Followed People
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Why I Retweet Things From Heavily Followed People

I used to think that retweeting something that someone who had a lot of followers tweeted was a waste of time. After all they reach many more people than I do....

Macy's Rolls out Biggest Beacon Installation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Macy's Rolls out Biggest Beacon Installation

Location based systems continue to move forward.  In ZDNet." ... Macy's rolls out retail's largest beacon installation  —  Summary: Macy's expects to complete the...

Academia or industry?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Academia or industry?

I have done three things after my Ph.D.: I have been a (permanent/regular) researcher in a major government laboratory; I have been an entrepreneur in industry...

Mathematica Launches in the Cloud
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mathematica Launches in the Cloud

Now you can run Mathematica in the cloud.  " ... In the past, using Mathematica has always involved first installing software on your computer. But as of today...

From Computational Complexity

Richard Lipton Wins Knuth Prize

Georgia Tech professor and fellow blogger Richard Lipton will receive the 2014 Knuth Prize at the upcoming FOCS conference in Philadelphia. The Knuth Prize is given...

Two New Snowden Stories
From Schneier on Security

Two New Snowden Stories

New Zealand is spying on its citizens. Edward Snowden weighs in personally. The NSA and GCHQ are mapping the entire Internet, including hacking into Deutsche Telekom...

More Research on History of Cognitive Assistants in Business
From The Eponymous Pickle

More Research on History of Cognitive Assistants in Business

A number of past blog posts here, over a number of years,  have been mentioned in Jim Spohrer's Paper: "More Research on the History of Cognitive Assistants in...

Communities Work Better than Networks
From The Eponymous Pickle

Communities Work Better than Networks

We observed this too, just watching your network grow does not buy you anything.   You also need a community with purpose, alerts and measures.  Says the HBR. ...

Smart Cities as Big Opportunity
From The Eponymous Pickle

Smart Cities as Big Opportunity

In the Cisco Blog.   A pretty common thought.  Consider a city as an internet of many things.  What can be done to improve, enhance and monetize the resulting mega...

MIT CSAIL
From The Eponymous Pickle

MIT CSAIL

Had a reminder of MIT work with AI.  They influenced us, especially in manufacturing and sensor based applications of data AI.  And more about their history and...
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Recursion and Language at ICER 2014: A Conference Report
Recursion and Language at ICER 2014: A Conference Report
08.21.2014

Recursion and the unique challenges of programming languages were highlighted at ICER 2014

Hadoop at a Crossroads?
Hadoop at a Crossroads?
08.05.2014

A few facts and opinions and a couple of announcements, with a prediction on where the "Hadoop stack" might be …

What is Reality?
What is Reality?
08.13.2014

 And, what flavor of reality do you prefer: standard, augmented, virtual...

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