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Insurance Companies Build Games
From The Eponymous Pickle

Insurance Companies Build Games

Insurance companies build games to engage consumers and educate them. In a startup I worked for we examined simple games to bring people in, you had to win in a...

ACM Washington Update, Vol. 14.4 (July 9, 2010)
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Washington Update, Vol. 14.4 (July 9, 2010)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] USACM and ACM's Education Policy Committee Offer Support for COMPETES [3] USACM Releases Issue Brief on Internet Voting ...

My Favourite Grace Hopper Memories
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

My Favourite Grace Hopper Memories

My fellow Grace Hopper Communities Committee members wanted to share our favourite Grace Hopper memories over the next few days, and we hope you'll do the same!...

Serial Killers Are Now Terrorists
From Schneier on Security

Serial Killers Are Now Terrorists

Try to keep up: Leslie Van Houten, a one-time member of Charles Manson's infamous 'family' is up for parole for the 17th time today.... "These are serial killers...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 12
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 12

July 14 Markup: The House Science and Technology Committee will markup pending legislation 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building July 15 Hearing: The Technology and...

Worries about over-sharing location from mobiles
From Putting People First

Worries about over-sharing location from mobiles

Experiments like ‘Please Rob Me’ indicate that what people reveal via location-sharing apps could potentially be harmful to them – and survey finds concerns among...

Most smartphones are underused
From Putting People First

Most smartphones are underused

As smartphones increasingly penetrate the market, with nearly a quarter of mobile users owning one, data consumption is becoming more stratified: the heaviest users...

Smart gadgets may anticipate our needs
From Putting People First

Smart gadgets may anticipate our needs

Devices could monitor people’s health and step in when needed to help them get better, experts say. “Within a decade or two, researchers at Silicon Valley companies...

Apps for Your TV
From The Eponymous Pickle

Apps for Your TV

A short Baseline piece suggesting that Apple intends to make moves in the TV Internet space by leveraging need tailored Apps. Rumblings in this are my big players...

From Computational Complexity

Can you ever be denied Full Prof? Can you ever really fail a PhD defense.?

Is it possible for someone to be denied Full Prof? Yes, but it is rare. Is it possible for someone to fail a PhD defense? Yes, but it is rare. These questions...

Internet Kill Switch
From Schneier on Security

Internet Kill Switch

Last month, Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., introduced a bill that might -- we're not really sure -- give the president the authority to shut down all or portionsproposed...

Interesting Links 12 July 2010
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 12 July 2010

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KDD Data Mining Event
From The Eponymous Pickle

KDD Data Mining Event

SASCOM voices outlines the upcoming 16th annual ACM SIGKDD conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. Even if you cannot make it t Washington DC to attend...

Neuromarketing Trends and Research
From The Eponymous Pickle

Neuromarketing Trends and Research

A blog site under Deeper Web on Neuromarketing trends, research, vendors and technologies.

Recruiting and a Lesson in Attention Scarcity
From The Noisy Channel

Recruiting and a Lesson in Attention Scarcity

Several people have asked me recently for advice on how to recruit for their tech startups. I’ve responded by digging out the following email that someone emailed...

Taking Business Intelligence Mobile
From The Eponymous Pickle

Taking Business Intelligence Mobile

Always interesting Doug Lautzenheiser does a nice job of outlining a MicroStrategy whitepaper on mobile business intelligence. I think this is ultimately a place...

Kitchen Countertop with a Brain
From The Eponymous Pickle

Kitchen Countertop with a Brain

We saw something similar shown at the MIT Media Lab a long time ago. Countertops with Brains. But do they need brains? " ... A depth-sensing camera and palm-top...

strange jobs people have
From Apophenia

strange jobs people have

Yesterday, G and I were sitting at a concert being curious about the throngs of people at Great Woods and we got to musing about the variety of jobs people might...

Death of Photography
From The Eponymous Pickle

Death of Photography

In Engadget, on the death of photography, at least with a separate still camera. As I am about to upgrade to a more complex cellphone camera I muse again about...

Wal-Mart in Chicago
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart in Chicago

I always get mail when I comment on something that Wal-Mart has done. So what about the recent Wal-Mart store installation in Chicago? What has happened so far...
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