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Procter Buys Retailer
From The Eponymous Pickle

Procter Buys Retailer

In an unusual move P&G has bought the 'Art of Shaving', a high end mall retailer with 36 stores that sells Gillette products. A rare move into the retail space...

Google Squared: A Great First Step
From The Noisy Channel

Google Squared: A Great First Step

Regular readers know that I am not a Google fan boy, and that much of my commentary on Google focuses on their neglect of exploratory search. Nonetheless, when...

TweetSwoop: Illuminata's Take on JavaOne
From Wild WebMink

TweetSwoop: Illuminata's Take on JavaOne

I ran into analyst Jonathan Eunice this afternoon. Jonathan's long experience following Sun and Java makes him a great person to ask for an insightful and impartial...

EAC Announces Proposed Revisions to 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

EAC Announces Proposed Revisions to 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines

On Monday the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) released a draft of the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) Version 1.1 for public comment. This version...

Notes from the World Innovation Forum
From The Eponymous Pickle

Notes from the World Innovation Forum

Speakers notes from the recent World Innovation Forum, including those of my colleague Donna J. Sturgess: Building Brands through Emotion and Senses. A favorite...

Investing in Science-Based Innovation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Investing in Science-Based Innovation

From HBS Working Knowledge http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6056.html ' ... In economic downtimes, businesses are apt to cut R&D projects that don't promise a speedy...

New Book on Tagging
From The Eponymous Pickle

New Book on Tagging

I was involved in an automatic tagging project a while back and reviewed Tagging: People-powered Metadata for the Social Web by Gene Smith. Now Understanding Folksonomy...

Google Search Appliance Woos, But Does It Wow?
From The Noisy Channel

Google Search Appliance Woos, But Does It Wow?

Yesterday, Google announced the latest version of its search appliance, GSA 6.0, to great fanfare. As usual, their emphasis was on scale: they’re pushing a distributed...

TweetSwoop: Java ME Fragmentation Initiative?
From Wild WebMink

TweetSwoop: Java ME Fragmentation Initiative?

I'm at JavaOne in San Francisco and this is a TweetSwoop, where I swoop on people who know the answers to the questions I've seen on Twitter. This TweetSwoop asks...

TweetSwoop: US Only Java Store?
From Wild WebMink

TweetSwoop: US Only Java Store?

I'm trying something new today. Having finally given in to the desire to buy a personal video recorder (the Flip Ultra HD), I decided to use it to swoop on people...

Faceted Search Book: Now Available Online!
From The Noisy Channel

Faceted Search Book: Now Available Online!

I’m delighted to report that my faceted search book is now available for online purchase at the Morgan & Claypool site! The printed version should be going out...

USACM Elevated to Council Status in ACM
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Elevated to Council Status in ACM

The ACM Executive Council recently elevated its U.S. Public Policy Committee - USACM - to council status. This change reflects ACM's increasing attention to public...

Happy Birthday UPC
From The Eponymous Pickle

Happy Birthday UPC

The UPC code, one of the most recognized global symbols, is 35 years old this month. ' ... the first live use of a UPC took place in a Marsh Supermarkets store...

The roots of plagiarism are deep
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

The roots of plagiarism are deep

William Meehan

Site Tactics from Eyetracking Studies
From The Eponymous Pickle

Site Tactics from Eyetracking Studies

A good summary of site design tactics based on eyetracking studies. Some surprising to me.

Thinking about an Ushahidi-for-mBanking platform
From Putting People First

Thinking about an Ushahidi-for-mBanking platform

After Patrick Meier, a doctoral research fellow at Harvard University, a PhD candidate at The Fletcher School, and an active contributor at Ushahidi, participated...

LPA Rules and Term Sheet Generator
From The Eponymous Pickle

LPA Rules and Term Sheet Generator

I have written about Logic Programming Associates (LPA) in UK several times here. They do Prolog-based rule systems, in other words, expert systems. Worked on...

Exploring Robotics Options
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Exploring Robotics Options

At Georgia Tech, our students must take a senior design class before they can graduate and I often have them work together in groups to create something for me...

Kroger Links Loyalty to Minutes
From The Eponymous Pickle

Kroger Links Loyalty to Minutes

In a very simple program, Kroger is starting to test the idea of getting free wireless minutes for purchases on their loyalty cards.

Study of the Use of Emoticons
From The Eponymous Pickle

Study of the Use of Emoticons

Emoticons, those little confabulated piece of punctuation have been around for some time. Some people use little image-icons, though they have been around since...
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