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Facebook's Referral Traffic Exploded in 2013, A Quarter from Mobile

Social analytics firm Shareaholic today released Facebook referral traffic data for the last year. The most noticeable trend by far is the fact that mobile referrals have grown to account for more than one in four of Facebook’s total referrals.<p>More specifically, Facebook’s mobile referrals were …

That needle in the haystack of useful big data may be smaller than we thought

New research analyzing the log data churned out by applications developed on the Heroku(s crm) platform as a service shows just how little of that …

Samsung’s growth rate more than 100x Apple’s as tablet sales up almost 40%

Global tablet sales grew 37 percent to 47.6 million units in the third quarter. But the big story is that Apple grew only .6 percent, year over year, while Samsung more than doubled its Q3 unit sales from 4.3 million in 2012 to 9.7 million in 2013, for a 123% growth rate.<p>And that assorted other …

The Stakes Are High for Facebook’s Next Big Ad Product

Even after back-to-back quarterly wins, the heat is still on for Facebook to knock its next ad product out of the park.<p>Take a look at the market …

Amazon Reviewers Debate Whether To Keep Quiet About Free Stuff

Our story about Amazon's Vine program, which sends free stuff to some of the site's top reviewers, prompted some interesting online discussion among Vine members.<p>"It did feel a little ironic testing yet another set of speakers listening to the broadcast," one Vine member wrote.<p>Several people talked …

Most Depressing Job Interview You’ll Ever See Currently Taking Place At Starbucks Table

BURLINGTON, VT—Citing the loud screeching sounds of milk being steamed in the background, the overly crowded setting, and the fact that a job …

Open-plan offices make employees less productive, less happy, and more likely to get sick

A well-designed office is a happy office. As facilities managers strive to save space and cash, they’re reshuffling desks and fiddling with temperature gauges. All of which has an impact on workers’ performance. Open-plan offices may make some kinds of collaboration easier, but are they more …

The Workplace

Why you should never trust a data scientist

The wonderful thing about being a data scientist is that I get all of the credibility of genuine science, with none of the irritating peer review or …

Scientist Finds PageRank-Type Algorithm from the 1940s - MIT Technology Review

The PageRank algorithm is a key part of Google’s method of ranking web pages in search results. It uses the network of links between web pages to …

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Coursera teams up with State Department on series of MOOC-based 'learning hubs' around the world

Coursera is already one of the leading providers of MOOCs (or massive open online courses) in the US, and its now getting a helping hand from none other than the US government in broadening its worldwide ambitions. The company announced a new initiative today that will see it partner with the State …

Yahoo Says That Killing Working From Home Is Turning Out Perfectly

After receiving tons of heat for taking away workers’ remote privileges, Yahoo now says that things are working just as planned: engagement and productivity are up.<p>When Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer banned her 12,000 employees from working from home in February, her all-hands-on-deck ultimatum ignited a …

Every HTC One in North America will have Android KitKat within 90 days

Google says that Android 4.4 will come to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play Edition devices "in the coming weeks," but what if you bought your device from a cellular carrier instead? If you own an HTC One in North America, you should see an update within the next 90 days. In an …