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Enterprise Use of Social Networks
From The Eponymous Pickle

Enterprise Use of Social Networks

IBM provides some interesting work in this area. I spoke to some of their people involved in this work last year and was impressed how they were leveraging all...

Resources for Addressing Equity Issues in 2009
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Resources for Addressing Equity Issues in 2009

As we begin a new year, we can only imagine what new technological innovations will be created this year that will change the way people live their lives. InGotta...

Irrational Product Placement
From The Eponymous Pickle

Irrational Product Placement

I am a late student to product placement. Around since 1896 when Sunlight Soap was featured in a number of Lumiere silent movies. A frame at the right. Here....

IBM Leads Patents
From The Eponymous Pickle

IBM Leads Patents

IBM Leads US patent count 16th year in a row, openly publishes patent innovations, seeking to "...balance open and proprietary innovation ... " .

Science and Technology Have Piece of Stimulus Pie
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Science and Technology Have Piece of Stimulus Pie

While the stimulus has not been finalized, the House Appropriations Committee has circulated a summary of the major components. From the committee summary: Scientific...

Tuomas Sandholm Named ACM Fellow
From CSDiary

Tuomas Sandholm Named ACM Fellow

I’m writing today from the Google campus in Mountain View. However, the news today isn’t about Google — it’s about Tuomas Sandholm. The Association for Computing...

Just say
From insideHPC

Just say

Feature article at HPCwire with a great title, “HPC@Intel: When to Say No to Parallelism.” As a software developer, you are faced with a range of options as you...

Eli Lilly using cloud
From insideHPC

Eli Lilly using cloud

Here’s a pointer to an article that looks interesting that I found at HPCwire. Eli Lilly’s Dave Powers talks compellingly about how the pharmaceuticals company...

Rackable lays off
From insideHPC

Rackable lays off

Joe Landman alerted us to the weight reduction plan at Rackable following a Q4 sales downturn. From the story at El Reg Going public has not been as much fun for...

Smarter Planet Blog
From The Eponymous Pickle

Smarter Planet Blog

I just discovered IBM's Building a Smarter Planet Blog: Instrumented, Interconnected, Intelligent. Which was started up last November. Following.

Hidden Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Hidden Data

An example of Steganography, which hides data. While encryption " ... obscures the meaning of a message, but it does not conceal the fact that there is a message...

Predictive Analytics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Predictive Analytics

I have played in the space of analytic modeling for thirty years. It surprised me about five years ago when I was approached by people saying that they planned...

The Claremont report on database research
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

The Claremont report on database research

Every few years, the database research community prepares reports listing the most promising research directions. The previous one was called the Lowell report,...

People-centric sensing in the city of the near future
From Putting People First

People-centric sensing in the city of the near future

More on people-centric sensing, this time by LIFT’s Fabien Girardin, and it’s as if he is taking the Nokia paper I just wrote about one step further: “In the past...

Sensing the world with mobile devices
From Putting People First

Sensing the world with mobile devices

The Nokia Research Center published a short paper on participatory mobile sensing that I like very much because of its human-centred approach: By putting mobile...

From Springenwerk Blog

Barcode Recognition with Google's ZXing on the Mac with TIFF Support

Have you checked out Google's great open source barcode recognition library called ZXing ("zebra crossing")? It's really powerful, free and (halfway) platform independent...

Experientia and European research projects
From Putting People First

Experientia and European research projects

Experientia is currently planning to participate in a number of European research projects, and is looking for partners and interesting collaboration opportunities...

Indian usability conference tackled digital divide and user experience design
From Putting People First

Indian usability conference tackled digital divide and user experience design

As part of the World Usability Day 2008, the Department of Information Technology at Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology (V.I.I.T.), Pune (India) hosted...

Interfaces Magazine
From Putting People First

Interfaces Magazine

Thanks to Vodafone’s Anxo Cereijo-Roibas, I just discovered Interfaces Magazine, a quarterly magazine published by Interaction, the specialist HCI group of the...

NASA awards computational portal
From insideHPC

NASA awards computational portal

Earlier this week NASA announced it had awarded a
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