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Wal-Mart's Self Service Kiosks
From The Eponymous Pickle

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...

Managing Data Via the Semantic Web
From The Eponymous Pickle

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...

Innovation Networks
From The Eponymous Pickle

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...

Overreaching in Neuromarketing?
From The Eponymous Pickle

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...

In the US, even the homeless stay connected
From Putting People First

In the US, even the homeless stay connected

The Wall Street Journal reports on the use of the internet by homeless people in San Francisco. “A few years ago, some people were worrying that a “digital divide”...

Round. The World. Connected. A video series
From Putting People First

Round. The World. Connected. A video series

The Nokia Siemens Network has created an extremely well produced website and video series, entitled “Round. The World. Connected.” that sets out to understand what...

Your future job is social Innovator: Predictions from Ezio Manzini
From Putting People First

Your future job is social Innovator: Predictions from Ezio Manzini

“The main activity of designers will be as social innovators,” said Ezio Manzini during an intimate conversation with o2NYC on May 6. Ezio’s talk outlined an exit...

Inside MAYA Design
From Putting People First

Inside MAYA Design

How a little lab called MAYA is giving firms such as Emerson and General Dynamics an innovation boost. Fast Company reports. “MAYA Design is juicing innovation...

Interviews on service design research
From Putting People First

Interviews on service design research

Earlier this month researchers Daniela Sangiorgi, Stefano Maffei and Nicola Morelli launched a promising new initiative focused on service design research: While...

The demise of
From Putting People First

The demise of

Alice Rawsthorn, design critic of the International Herald Tribune, reflects on the fact that the appearance of most digital products bears no relation to what...

Netezza and Columnar Databases
From The Eponymous Pickle

Netezza and Columnar Databases

An interesting piece with a number of useful additional links on the topic.

Considering the future of mobile phones
From Putting People First

Considering the future of mobile phones

Ken Banks, creator of FrontlineSMS, writes in PC World on the future of mobile phones and believes that many future mobile innovations will be borne out of the...

Gartner: Users of mobile payments to double by 2012
From Putting People First

Gartner: Users of mobile payments to double by 2012

The number of people using mobile devices to purchase goods and services is expected to more than double by the end of 2012 globally, research firm Gartner Inc....

NPR: mobile phones do much more than make calls
From Putting People First

NPR: mobile phones do much more than make calls

In Asia, Africa, Europe and elsewhere, cell phone technology has always been way ahead of what’s available in the states. Around the world, people use their phones...

Chartle Data Visualization
From The Eponymous Pickle

Chartle Data Visualization

A simple online data visualization tool called Chartle as a Web application in early Beta that is looking for testers. You can create, embed and share results...

A Cynic
From CERIAS Blog

A Cynic

Today, and Before On July 17, 2008, (then) Senator Barack Obama held a town hall meeting on national security at Purdue University. He and his panel covered issues...

NSF Alan T. Waterman Award
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF Alan T. Waterman Award

The NSF Alan T. Waterman Award recognizes one extraordinary young scientist or engineer annually.

President Obama Releases Cybersecurity Review
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

President Obama Releases Cybersecurity Review

Today the Obama Administration released its cybersecurity review, a 60 day review of federal cybersecurity activity headed by Melissa Hathaway and completed in...

How little do People Actually Read?
From The Eponymous Pickle

How little do People Actually Read?

Jakob Nielsen pulls together data from eyetracking about how little people actually read on a web. Its mostly scanning I know, but it is worse than you think: ...

Social Media as a Commodity
From The Eponymous Pickle

Social Media as a Commodity

Good piece by Dave Fleet posts on social media as a commodity. Anyone can provide it, but what do good clients care about when you provide the service?
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