Mads Pedersen

750 Added | 2 Magazines | 219 Likes | 23 Following | 23 Followers | @madspedersen | Digital Media Manager @ Grundfos. Flipping stories about business-driven development, creative use of digital media and technology, social business.

Weibo Alienates its Users with a Baffling Decision

The social network closes the doors to its ecosystem by claiming ownership of its user-created content.<p>Chinese social network <b>Weibo</b> (NASDAQ:WB) …

Social Media

Microsoft and Facebook complete 4,000-mile ‘Marea’ undersea cable

Why it matters to you<p>With its massive bandwidth, the Marea cable ensures a reliable connection between the U.S. and Europe.<p>The first undersea …

Internet

Polite chatbots lead to better engagement

About a year ago, we published our first data insights report at Dashbot after having processed 30 million messages. A year later, we’ve processed over 10.5 billion messages and have more insights to share.<p>We like to show what the most common messages into chatbots are, and we also wanted to share …

Chatbots

A celebrity listing crashes Japanese exchange's party

TOKYO (Reuters) - On Japan's newest exchange, fame can pay off. That may not be so great for investors though.<p>Last month, Hikaru, a Japanese YouTube star so famous he can go by a single stage name, listed himself on Valu, a platform for people to raise money, often for personal projects or …

Japan

This huge Kindle promotion with Alibaba shows Amazon’s shrinking ambition in China

Amazon at one time thought it could really compete with Alibaba. No longer.<p>There was a time when Amazon thought it could be a real e-commerce competitor to Alibaba in China. That time appears to be over.<p>The latest sign: Amazon is running a giant Kindle promotion across Alibaba’s shopping sites in …

Amazon

Danish startup teams up with the world's largest defence contractor to develop anti-drone technology

The rapid adoption of private drones presents new security challenges, especially for critical infrastructure. On August 7, Sweden's busiest airport, Arlanda, was forced to halt all air traffic for an hour during the afternoon due to an unidentified drone entering the air space. According to the US …

Drones

Experiment reveals evidence for a previously unseen behaviour of light

Beams of light do not, generally speaking, bounce off each other like snooker balls. But at the high energies in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN they have just been observed doing exactly that<p>Light is useful, versatile and perplexing. We see with it - that is, we make sense of our surroundings …

Physics

How to Use Marketing Attribution to Take Your Business to the Next Level

Marketing attribution is important because it makes the marketing realm a bit less complex and easier to work with.<p>With so many choices, channels, …

Analytics

It's Not About Just the Experience, It's the Journey -- With Analytics

Thanks to dramatic new algorithms, you're about to learn a whole lot more about your customer's actions and preferences.<p>Today's businesses want to create exceptional customer experiences. They mine big data to get a good sense of direction. Yet while this effort produces plenty of statistics, it …

Customer Experience

XYZPrinting announces a $3,000 full-color 3D printer

Full-color 3D printing at home has long been a wild-eyed dream of consumers and hobbyists alike. Thus far it’s been fun to print out little trinkets in a single color, but to create something more akin to a painted action figure would be a game-changer. And, thanks to inkjet technology, we just …

3D Printing

Nanomachines that drill into cancer cells killing them in just 60 seconds developed by scientists

Nanomachines which can drill into cancer cells, killing them in just 60 seconds, have been developed by scientists.<p>The tiny spinning molecules are driven by light, and spin so quickly that they can burrow their way through cell linings when activated.<p>In one test conducted at Durham University the …

Biology

The Nikon D850 Doubles as a 45.7MP Film Scanner

Nikon’s new D850 is more than a fast and powerful full-frame DSLR — it can double as a 45.7-megapixel film scanner as well. It’s the first Nikon …

Nikon

Apple Scales Back Its Ambitions for a Self-Driving Car

SAN FRANCISCO — As new employees were brought into Apple’s secret effort to create a self-driving car a few years ago, managers told them that they were working on the company’s next big thing: A product that would take on Detroit and disrupt the automobile industry.<p>These days, Apple’s automotive …

Transportation

Google’s Secret Formula for Management? Doing the Basics Well

Google has opened its trove of management processes to one and all, for free. It might not feel that surprising — after all, Google has created plenty of free tools for the world to use, from internet search to email. Management tools may not seem that different. And it also follows Google’s many …

Management

Facebook Messenger's AI powered virtual personal assistant M has arrived in the UK

Facebook is offering users of its Messenger chat app a helping hand with a personal assistant powered by AI.<p>M is the social network's virtual …

Take a Free Crash Course in Design Thinking from Stanford’s Design School

If you ask a few of today's youngsters what they want to do when they grow up, the word "design" will almost certainly come up more than once. Ask …

Google DeepMind AI Declares Galactic War on StarCraft

Tic-tac-toe, checkers, chess, Go, poker. Artificial intelligence rolled over each of these games like a relentless tide. Now Google’s DeepMind is …

World's Leading Physicist Says Quantum Computers Are "Tools of Destruction, Not Creation"

Weapon of Mass Disruption<p>Quantum Computers are heralded as the next step in the evolution of data processing. The future of this technology promises …

With a Single Touch, This Chip Can Heal Organs

It works by changing DNA.<p>Researchers have developed a tiny chip that, when applied to an affected area, can regenerate and repair failing body …

"Adversarial perturbations" reliably trick AIs about what kind of road-sign they're seeing

An "adversarial perturbation" is a change to a physical object that is deliberately designed to fool a machine-learning system into mistaking it for …

5 Fresh Examples of Customer Experience Innovation

Serena Williams is a fiercely competitive tennis champion. Her record is 39 Grand Slam titles. She shows an ability to serve aces at critical moments — a tennis serve the opponent doesn’t touch. She’s known for her aggressive play, a “high risk” style balanced in part by her serve, the greatest in …

Customer Experience

The Entire Universe As We Know It In One Spectacular Photograph

There’s a tremendous amount of information available about the universe, so much so that it’s a feat to even comprehend how much scientists have documented. In 1946, we saw the very first photograph from outer space; 70 years later, we have images of over 5,500 different galaxies courtesy of the …

Space

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National Geographic's Photo Winners Will Put Your Snaps To Shame

The photography contest for the world’s most famous nature publication has once again come to a close. With that of course comes stunning imagery …

The iPhone only exists because Steve Jobs 'hated this guy at Microsoft'

Former head of iOS, Scott Forstall, opens up about how Apple’s iconic device came from late CEO’s dislike for the husband of one of his wife’s friends<p>If it wasn’t for one particular executive at Microsoft, whom Steve Jobs seemingly hated with a passion, Apple may never have created the iPhone or …

Steve Jobs

Adobe and Stanford just taught AI to edit videos — with impressive results

Why it matters to you<p>Future Adobe video editors could make the process even faster, thanks to AI that still allows for creative input.<p>Just one minute …

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?<p>AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify …

Machine Learning

The Sci-Fi Guru Who Predicted Google Earth Explains Silicon Valley’s Latest Obsession

“Snow Crash” author Neal Stephenson talks to the Hive about the differences between augmented and virtual reality, how to create a convincing Metaverse, and why social media is driving us insane.<p>Way back in 1992, author <b>Neal Stephenson</b> published his breakthrough novel, <i>Snow Crash,</i> a cyberpunk …

Virtual Reality
Clean Energy

Google is closer than ever to a quantum computing breakthrough

Google is maintaining its edge in the world of quantum computing.<p>Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the company appears to be on schedule to have its working 49-qubit chip ready by the end of 2017 as promised. Until it began trialing the 20-qubit chip, Google’s most powerful …

Quantum Mechanics