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June 2009


From The Noisy Channel

Banging on Bing: A Bummer

Banging on Bing: A Bummer

So, Bing is out early. Yes, an early release from Microsoft! And it’s snappy, attractive, and offers decent quality. If I needed to use Bing as my main search engine for the web (yes, readers, imagine a world without Google and…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Is the Cloud Reliable Enough?

Is the Cloud Reliable Enough?

Having now encountered several severe Google outages, this issue has been coming to mind more often. Now that just about every business uses the Internet to communicate with and manage their interaction, remote management of…


From Putting People First

Clay Shirky on social media and the emotional dimension of news

Clay Shirky on social media and the emotional dimension of news

Clay Shirky is this week’s guest on Nokia’s IdeasProject site. He talks about social media and the emotional dimension of news. “Clay Shirky says that the lightning-quick dissemination of news events via social media has heightened…


From Putting People First

FT special report on connectivity

FT special report on connectivity

The Financial Times has published a special report on connectivity, analysing the implications of a connected planet. My preferred pieces: Skills: Business must learn from the new tribe So-called


From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart's Self Service Kiosks

Wal-Mart's Self Service Kiosks

Wal-Mart has started an experiment with self-service kiosks. An intriguing issue regarding the resulting data ownership issues. Given the kind of information that may be shared on these devices, who is responsible for security…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Managing Data Via the Semantic Web

Managing Data Via the Semantic Web

Readwriteweb article that points to work by PriceWaterHouse. ' ... explains how the Semantic Web and Linked Data can help enterprises manage their large-scale data better ... ' . See the linked report.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Innovation Networks

Innovation Networks

Noting the work of Peter Gloor at MIT. In particular he studies innovation networks-- the ecosystem of innovation, learning, and collaborative knowledge networks through which innovative ideas disseminate. Via Kate Niederhoffer…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Overreaching in Neuromarketing?

Overreaching in Neuromarketing?

The interpretation of brain images and other biometric measurements are part of a broad and increasingly practiced set of methods called neuromarketing. Following article is a challenge to the application of these methods.Neuroimaging…

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