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A development data revolution needs to go beyond the geeks and bean-counters

One buzz phrase the high-level panel's report on the post-2015 objectives has added to the development lexicon is "data revolution". Expect every report with numbers in it published over the next couple of years to be sold as part of this so-called revolution.<p>But as with all big new ideas, …

The Potential And Pitfalls Of Twitter’s Mobile Business

Twitter has millions of monthly users, growing revenue, brand awareness, a propensity for breaking news, and data ripe for mining. Adding to this, Twitter’s main feed allows advertisers and media outlets to grab users’ eyeballs in a time when so many are looking away from the big screens in their …

Google, SAP, Cisco & Samsung Among Potential Tech Buyers For Some Or All Of BlackBerry, Says Reuters

Google, SAP and Cisco are among a number of technology companies interested in buying up portions — or all — of BlackBerry’s business, according to Reuters, which cites several sources close to the matter. BlackBerry has also apparently asked for preliminary expressions from Intel, LG and Samsung, …

U.S. Intelligence Chief Defends Attempts to Break Tor Anonymity Network

The National Security Agency may have attempted to penetrate and compromise a widely used network designed to protect the anonymity of its users, but …

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A new study in the journal The Lancet outlines 10 key nutrition interventions that could save the lives of almost a million children a year.<p>These interventions include giving vitamin A and zinc supplements to toddlers, and offering calcium to pregnant women.<p>Host Marco Werman speaks with the study's …

Stephen Hawking's big ideas ... made simple - video animation

At premiere of film about his life, physicist says it's theoretically possible to copy brain on to computer to provide life after death<p>Published: 21 Sep 2013<p>World-famous cosmologist admits to losing bet as a result of particle's discovery<p>Published: 12 Nov 2013<p>Nasa video footage shows what the moon …

How Robo-Bees Could Save America's Crops

Tiny robotic pollinators could save crops that rely on bees.<p>Something is killing off up to half of America's bees--terrible news for bees and the vegetation that depends on them for pollination. Fewer bees not only means less honey, it means less <i>food</i>. Researchers at Harvard are working on a partial …

Here’s what you need to know about the Apple TouchID “hack”

<b>Touch-what?</b><p>You know, the fingerprint sensor built into the Home button on the new iPhone(s aapl) 5s. It’s for unlocking the handset and buying stuff …

3 Weird Steps To The Cloud (Beware The Obvious Choice)

Moving to the cloud? <b>Stop</b> and think: When switching business processes to the cloud, it’s tempting to simply take your in-house legacy and move it, as-is. <i>But is that the best plan?</i><p>David Amerland suggests an unusual philosophy, encouraging us to think from first principles. The results may surprise …

ARM Acquires Internet Of Things Startup Sensinode To Move Beyond Tablets And Phones

As more reports of ARM -based Windows and Apple devices continue to fill the airwaves — the latest being reports of a Surface 2 and Nokia’s first Windows tablet, along with upcoming iPhone handsets — the Cambridge, UK-based semiconductor technology powerhouse is pressing ahead with its bigger …

Google launches Constitute, a tool for creating and comparing governments (video)

Countries frequently amend or draft constitutions, but they can't always find example constitutions to work from -- not every country publishes its founding documents in accessible formats. So, Google's simplifying nation building by launching Constitute, a website that puts all the world's …

Facebook Quietly Rolls Out Its Mobile Payments “Autofill” Product

Facebook’s next payments experiment is making its public debut.<p>As <b>AllThingsD</b> previously reported, Facebook has been testing a feature with a handful …