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Essential Cloud Skills

Cloud technology has completely changed the infrastructure and internal landscape of both small businesses and large corporations alike. No …

How to avoid the pitfalls when adopting new technologies

As new technologies are developed so we see businesses springing up to capitalise on new market opportunities.<p>Technology can often create a market …

Emerging Technology

Google’s Eric Schmidt Predicts The Disappearance Of The Internet

Google may have played a significant role in establishing the Internet as we know it, but according to its executive chairman Eric Schmidt, the future of the world’s most advanced information network is for it to disappear.<p>Responding to a question about the future of the web during a panel at the …

Lego — Silicon Valley entrepreneur's building block to technical innovation

Shubham Banerjee created a low-cost Braille printer with a toy. Now, the 13-year-old’s startup is attracting investors and shaking up an industry<p>When not disrupting an industry, growing his company or pitching prospective clients, Shubham Banerjee can be found meeting his board, brainstorming with …

Silicon Valley

Is The CFO The Villain That Is Stopping You From Getting The Most Out Of Big Data Analytics?

Every industry has the potential of being transformed by the innovative combination of analytics and modern IT. The question many boards of directors are asking is – “if analytics is such a game-changer, if the disruptive potential of collecting and analyzing massive amounts of data is so powerful, …

Data Warehousing

Social Media Big Data Mining May Improve Population Health

February 02, 2015 - Indiana University (IU) School of Nursing and ChaCha,an online and mobile publisher,that provides a question and answer service …

Social Media

Construction of 1 WTC Video with Google Glass

The Salesforce Economy

The Salesforce Economy infographic created by Outbox Systems is an overview of where the company is today and a little history on how it came to</i> …

Salesforce

What Research Tells Us About Making Accurate Predictions

“Prediction is very difficult,” the old chestnut goes, “especially about the future.” And for years, social science agreed. Numerous studies detailed the forecasting failures of even so-called experts. Predicting the future is just too hard, the thinking went; HBR even published an article about …

See The Most Beautiful Data Visualizations Of 2014

An infographic showcasing rappers’ relative vocabularies took first prize at the Information Is Beautiful Awards. See all the top winners here.<p>An eye-catching infographic which maps rappers according to the depth of their vocabulary won Gold for Data Visualization at the annual Kantar Information …

Data Visualization

The Great Content Shock: Why It's Time To Rethink Your Content Marketing Strategy

With the proliferation of search engine penalties, marketers are moving away from illicit online marketing strategies and towards content marketing …

Marketing

Transforming data from liability to competitive advantage

“By 2017, a third of Fortune 100 companies will experience information crises, including compromised, non-compliant, or inaccurate data.”<p>Bad data can …

Fannie Mae

Photographer Documents 20 Years of Basic Street Style

For twenty years, Dutch photographer <b>Hans Eijkelboom</b> studied people on the street. He was strategic in his process, selecting crowded areas (his chosen spots, he explains, were near shopping centers) and observing the passers-by for some time to see what similarities he noticed between them. He …

The Big Risk To Big Data's Elite: The Old Guard Strikes Back

Big Data promises to completely change the world. What it might not do, however, is change the enterprise technology scoreboard of winners and losers.<p>It has become <i>de rigueur</i> to read eulogies for Oracle, IBM and other enterprise stalwarts as more nimble, data-rich upstarts like Cloudera and DataStax …

Hal Varian on big data

In his paper on big data, Hal Varian distinguishes prediction from causal inference. This is welcome. First, on prediction:<p>Machine learning is …

Corporate HQ Superdesigns, Part 2: Apple "Spaceship" to Give New Meaning to the Term "High Tolerance"

Hard to believe it's been nearly two years since we saw that video of Steve Jobs pitching Apple's Norman-Foster-designed "spaceship" HQ to the …

An App That Maps The Entire Universe Of Beer

What if you knew whether you’d like a beer before you even took the first sip? This incredible visualization can make that possible.<p>One night, Kevin Jamieson sat at a bar and drank a beer that was particularly delicious. Maybe he even had a few or a few too many, because the next day, he couldn’t …

grain editPaul Belford

Meet Paul Belford, a creative agency out of London who focuses on advertising and branding. Their approach to design is admirably simple, resulting …

Yarn Bombing Helsinki (j) Granny Square Afghans on the steps outside Helsinki Cathedral, Finland. via Vintage Culture Melbourne

Burning Questions for Jay-Z

Jay-Z is arguably one of the best rappers of all time. The safe adverb ‘arguably’ is there for a reason, though: hip-hop aficionados are notoriously contentious when it comes to hierarchy. One thing that nobody could contest however is that Jay-Z (birth name: Shawn Carter) is one of the most famous …

Jay Z

Finding The Core Of A Story: How The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Evolving For a Multi-Platform World

New York-based production company Starlight Runner Entertainment has been tasked with uncovering the heart of the TMNT story as the resurrected property expands to new platforms.<p>What is the essence of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?<p>Their descriptive name provides the basic biographical info, but, …

Turtles

IVF could be revolutionised by new technique, says clinic

Fertility specialists have developed a radical technique that can boost the chances of IVF couples having a healthy baby.<p>Doctors in Nottingham who …

A Real-Life Wonderland: Play Music in This Huge Laser Forest

A real-life Wonderland

Free Speech on the Internet: Silicon Valley is Making the Rules

A year ago this month, Stanford Law School hosted a little-noticed meeting that may help decide the future of free speech online. It took place in …

Internet

Top 10 ethical places to shop for children's clothes

If ever there was a time to look more closely at labels when you shop, it's now. The Bangladesh factory collapse, in which at least 380 people died, …

Everest conquest anniversary marred by high-altitude altercation

It wasn't the start to Everest's diamond jubilee the Nepalese government had wanted. Sixty years ago, on 29 May 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary stood with …

how we visualised data in our new book

10 of the Most Expensive Typos in History

Typos can be embarrassing. They can also be costly. And not just for those individuals whose jobs depend on knowing the difference between “it’s” and …

How does a country get to open data? What Taiwan can teach us about the evolution of access

Assumptions about government openness vary from country to country. Here are a few lessons a cross-national perspective can bring to the open data movement.<p>TAIPEI — I recently had the pleasure of teaching a two-day data journalism workshop at the Commonwealth Magazine Group in Taiwan’s capital …

The newsonomics of recycling journalism

Most news stories have a pitifully brief shelf life. Through content marketing, a growing number of media companies are trying to give those stories a second (or a third, or a fourth) life.<p>There’s an important number in his week’s first-of-its-kind Newspaper Association of America report — The …