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Unilever and Crowd Sourcing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Unilever and Crowd Sourcing

More details in AdAge about Unilever's use of crowd sourcing to replace some kinds of some product marketing. The comments are also interesting.

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 14
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 14

September 14 Hearing: The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on cyberattacks and industry. 10 a.m., 342 Dirksen Building...

How things change: Cheaters are Innovators
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

How things change: Cheaters are Innovators

If you seek approval above all else, you are unlikely to innovate outside the rigid bounds of the current system: You do not convince existing journals to give...

? Truly Random
From Wild WebMink

? Truly Random

IBM Throws Out Microsoft Office Copying Sun again :-) What will they do for ideas after Sun is gone? (tags: IBM...

Colleges, Newspapers
From My Biased Coin

Colleges, Newspapers

A colleague sent me this link to a Washington Post article, on how colleges are going to be "torn apart" like newspapers have been by the Internet. Dramatically...

Robert Sawyer's Alibis
From Schneier on Security

Robert Sawyer's Alibis

Back in 2002, science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer wrote an essay about the trade-off between privacy and security, and came out in favor of less privacy. I...

Spotfire BI Blog
From The Eponymous Pickle

Spotfire BI Blog

Wim Van de Velde points me to Tibco Spotfire's new Business Intelligence Blog which I have put on my feed. I like their current post on five unconventional uses...

UK Lifts Product Placement Ban
From The Eponymous Pickle

UK Lifts Product Placement Ban

Apparently in the UK placed products on imported shows are often blurred. Inside the UK product placements are banned. The BBC reports that this placement ban is...

Norman Borlaug Dies
From The Eponymous Pickle

Norman Borlaug Dies

We see that Norman Borlaug, father of the Green revolution, Nobel scientist, died yesterday at the age of 95. It is estimated that he has saved many millions of...

Intel
From Putting People First

Intel

In a two-part podcast Genevieve Bell, Intel Fellow and Director of the User Experience Group, discusses the intersection of technology and society, with a special...

Turing Test for Bots
From The Eponymous Pickle

Turing Test for Bots

Tech Review writes about fascinating work creating a test to determine if a bot is human. The original Turing Test came from a proposal by computing pioneer Alan...

Vintage Visualization
From The Eponymous Pickle

Vintage Visualization

Mike Cristia of Market Intelligence Group (MIG), points me to a Flowingdata post on Vintage Infographics from the 1930s. Some nice examples and links to the whole...

Micro vs. Macro Information Retrieval
From The Noisy Channel

Micro vs. Macro Information Retrieval


Sometimes I Feel Like a Bitch
From Apophenia

Sometimes I Feel Like a Bitch

For the most part, I'm a fuzzy lovable energetic creature (or at least I like to think so). But new technologies combined with information overload sometimes bring...

Friday Squid Blogging: Stinky Squid
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Stinky Squid

It's a mushroom: Pseudocolus fusiformis.

Yahoo on Key Scientific Challenges in Search and Machine Learning
From The Noisy Channel

Yahoo on Key Scientific Challenges in Search and Machine Learning


Lindstrom Newsletter
From The Eponymous Pickle

Lindstrom Newsletter

Brand Futurist Martin Lindstrom now has his newsletter out. Lots of interesting branding and advanced marketing ideas and resources. Fun videos on the topic. Read...

Where do the best mathematicians come from?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Where do the best mathematicians come from?

Americans think that the best scientists come from their best universities.

Binary "Bits" For All!
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Binary "Bits" For All!

In 1988 David Macaulay's classic The Way Things Work was published. In 1998, he followed up this very successful book with The New Way Things Work, which includes...

BI for the IPhone
From The Eponymous Pickle

BI for the IPhone

Sy Truong, whose blog Becoming a SAS Programmer in the Pharmaceutical Industry, sends along a post: SAS iPhone App Architecture. This is a technical post for those...
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