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LinkedIn University Pages are a case study in building big data apps the right way

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Professional network LinkedIn (s lnkd) rolled out its new University Pages feature last week to much fanfare, but the pages …

Building a business on OpenStreetMap data? OpenCage Data wants to make that easier

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>OpenStreetMap is a fascinating phenomenon. The eight-year-old crowdsourced geodata project is powering mapping apps (Skobbler …

Which Citizens Are Under More Surveillance, U.S. Or European?

The disclosure of of previously secret NSA surveillance programs has been met by outrage in Europe. The European Parliament even threatened to delay trade talks with the United States.<p>Yet U.S. officials have dismissed much of the complaining as hypocrisy. Before the House rejected legislation that …

What Is The Most Catastrophic Error Made By An Intern At A Tech Company?

When I was 21, I almost lost several hundred million dollars by threatening to mutilate one of our customers.<p>In my senior year in college, I worked full time as an intern PM at NetApp. I spent most of that time at work being groomed and prepared to be a full PM, and given that my background was in …

Ten percent of Starbucks transactions in US come via mobile payments

Mobile payments has proven to be a very difficult nut to crack. Google, Isis, and others have failed to bring wallet-free payments to primetime, but one company has seen some success: Starbucks. The coffee chain says that wholly ten percent of its payments in the US are made using smartphones, …

'Inside' vs. 'outside' headphones: What's the difference?

It's not just size; some headphones are better suited to on-the-go use, and others are mostly stay-at-home types.<p>The Velodyne vPulse is one of the best pair of $99 headphones I've ever listened to on the NYC subway, but it's not one I use at home or in any quiet space. Why's that?<p>The vPulse's …

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Who Should Be Driving Big Data?

Every day the number of ways in which we can collect data grows, from personal data collected by exercise gadgets such as Fitbit Flex and Nike FuelBand, to the social interactions that we engage in online through Facebook, Google and Twitter.<p>This is on top of the transactional data that …

There Are More Eyes on Your Facebook Posts Than You Can Even Imagine

A recent report from Stanford University and Facebook suggests we consistently underestimate the size of our audience on social media.<p>Whether you’re a ninja, guru, or mere mortal user of social media, you’ve likely guessed how many people read your Facebook posts. Among the estimation techniques …

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Indoor Location and Positioning technology is the Next Big Thing. It is bringing the power of GPS and Maps indoors. We spend most of our time …

Study: LinkedIn Positioned To Become First Global Economic Graph, Business Platform On Par With Google And Facebook

LinkedIn is positioned to become the first global economic graph with the ability to mine the transactions of an emerging data economy. That’s the conclusion of a study by faberNovel, which has published the results of its work with a detailed 127-slide report titled: LinkedIn, The Serious …

Big Data Is A Big Deal

Big Data is all the buzz these days. And with good reason. It is a vast storehouse of information that – with the right algorithms and filters – can be turned into actionable insight. Nowhere is Big Data more valuable than in Human Resources and Talent Management. People often ask me “Meghan – Why …

12 Difficult Questions For Team Digg

By Chris Dannen10 minute Read<p>Now that Google Reader is buried, we’re left with lots questions for teams like Digg who will be carrying the torch. …

Reddit: A Pre-Facebook Community in a Post-Facebook World

We need a range of social media platforms that connect us in different ways.<p>Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival last week, co-founder of Internet community site Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, shared a joke that's popular on his site: "Facebook makes me hate the people I know, and Reddit makes me love the …

Edward Snowden: US surveillance 'not something I'm willing to live under'

Edward Snowden predicted more than a month ago while still in hiding in Hong Kong that the US government would seek to demonise him, telling the …

Twitter updates apps with direct message syncing and improved search results

Remember that raucous applause that occurred when the WWDC crowd was told that Notification Center clearings would be synced across devices in iOS 7? If you listen carefully, you'll hear something similar happening today from the Twitter faithful. At long last, the company has updated its litany of …

To Take On Google, Facebook’s Graph Search Engine Needs More Data, Better Signals

As Facebook begins rolling out its Graph Search engine more broadly to its U.S. English-language user base today, it faces new challenges that were perhaps not at the forefront of our minds when the service was officially announced. Currently, the on-site search engine aims to make the people, …

Facebook begins rolling out Graph Search to U.S. users

The search engine will allow people using Facebook to more quickly find answers to questions about friends in their Social Graph.<p>Brace yourself for another Facebook search bar change.<p>The social-networking giant will begin rolling out an advanced search feature on Monday designed to tap its massive …

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Everything Gmail knows about you and your friends

When Google hands over e-mail records to the government, it includes basic envelope information, or metadata, that reveals the names and e-mail addresses of senders and recipients in your account. The feds can then mine that information for patterns that might be useful in a law-enforcement …

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Android still leads in U.S., but iOS grows stronger

Sales jump 3.5 percent for iOS in the three-month period ending May, thanks in large part to T-Mobile, says Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.<p>Android remains the top dog for U.S. smartphone sales, though Apple's iOS is creeping up.<p>Google's mobile OS took home 52 percent of all U.S. smartphone sales from …

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