Mark Krupinski

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Say what? Duolingo points to data's important role in online education

When it comes to online education, much of the focus so far has been on online video lectures, peddled by the likes of Udacity, Coursera, and edx, …

Making Sense Of The Internet Of Things

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Turck is a managing director of FirstMark Capital. Follow him on Twitter @mattturck.</i><p>The emerging Internet of Things — essentially, the world of physical devices connected to the network/Internet, from your Fitbit or Nest to industrial machines — is experiencing a burst of …

The New Flickr: What it Means for Flickr Pro Users

<b>Update:</b> An earlier version of this post stated that Flickr Pro members were still limited to uploads of 50MB per photo. This was based on our tests …

Schooled by Google: How Google Apps is penetrating education (infographic)

More than 20 million students currently use Google Apps, and another 10 million are soon to join, thanks to a deal with Malaysia.<p>As students and schools are increasingly storing more of their data and documents in clouds of Google’s servers, Backupify recently announced that it has tripled its …

Google Is Very Creepy, And That's What Makes It So Awesome

Google held its annual Google I/O conference this week in San Francisco. It was highlighted by a lengthy keynote that rambled about at times, in which Google unveiled a dizzying array of new features and services that have awesome potential to transform technology and how we use it…as long as …

11 most controversial images from Google Maps and Earth View

–<p>Now here’s a fascinating tidbit, never occurred to me before: in countries with strife (and even without), people are using Google Maps and Earth …

Fred Armisen Tries Google Glass in Real Life After Parodying Them on ‘Saturday Night Live’

“<i>Uh, I think I’d shoplift it.</i>”<p>For a feature on engadget, actor and comedian Fred Armisen adjusted his thick-rimmed glasses to try on Google Glass for …

The Three Elements of Successful Data Visualizations

Now that we’ve discussed when data visualization works — and when it doesn’t, let’s delve into what makes a successful data visualization. Although there are a number of criteria, including ease of comprehension and aesthetics, I’d like to explore the three that designers most often overlook.<p><b>1. It</b> …

How to Tell a Story with Data

An excellent visualization, according to Edward Tufte, expresses “complex ideas communicated with clarity, precision and efficiency.” I would add that an excellent visualization also tells a story through the graphical depiction of statistical information. As I discussed in an earlier post, …

Looking to Join the Lean Start-up Movement?

I love Lean. In my eyes, the work Steve Blank, Eric Ries, and others have done to provide a cogent, accessible frame around the academic concepts of emergent strategy is one of the most important contributions to the innovation movement over the past few years.<p>I have repeatedly stated that the next …

When Visualizing Data, You Have to Fail to Succeed

At 4:26 a.m. one morning last December, an email from our COO arrived in our inboxes. “Literally can’t sleep — thinking about [your data presentation]…” As a data scientist, if your data causes co-workers to lose sleep, you’ve done your job, perhaps too well. The rest of the email outlined new …

Guide CEO: Minority Report TV Interactions Coming In Next Five Years

Guide is a Miami-based startup that wants to accelerate and improve the way in which video content is produced by journalists and consumed by audiences.<p>By combining the latest text-to-speech and avatar technology, the team has discovered a way to create automated videos covering users’ favorite …

What is a social media editor?

Last week, as the social media frenzy surrounding the events in Boston reached a fever pitch, The Awl's Choire Sicha posed the question, "Is Your …

Perk: A simple Web browser that rewards online shoppers

Perk has launched a Web browser that looks and acts like Chrome, and is built on the same open source project, but is more than just a copycat with a …

Google's long-term future is of interest to investors again

Investors often grow uneasy when companies invite them to consider the long term. Anything beyond the next three or four quarters can quickly stray …

10 Visions of the Los Angeles That Could Have Been

Los Angeles isn't generally famous for its innovative urban design. But there have been many attempts to transform the city into a modern metropolis …

Santa Monica

How Medium promises to be the antithesis of Twitter

If you were to assign to anyone the task of building the anti-Twitter for online publishing, probably your best choice would be to pick one of the …

Stamen Here, Interactive 3D Maps of New York City, San Francisco, London, and Berlin

Stamen Design has created interactive 3D maps for New York City, San Francisco, London, and Berlin using data from Nokia Here, Nokia’s 3D mapping …

Animated Renderings of America After 25 Feet of Sea Level Rise

<i>The Jefferson Memorial, Washington D.C.</i><p>To visualize the effects of global warming, artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm created photographic …

The 10 Most Outrageous Theories About What The Shining Really Means

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4-Billion-Pixel Panorama From Curiosity Rover Brings Mars to Your Computer Screen

• Author: Adam Mann. Adam Mann Science<br>• Date of Publication: 03.28.13. 03.28.13<br>• Time of Publication: 1:59 pm. 1:59 pm<p>Sweep your gaze around Gale Crater on …

10 Excellent Ads For Green Living, From Top Designers

The environmental charity Do The Green Thing tapped 23 top-tier designers to envision a poster campaign to help save the planet.<p>Good ads are continuously making us buy stuff we don’t want, and even stuff we don’t <i>want</i> to want. But unlike limited-time-only fast food curiosities and all those other …

One Key To A Happy Team? Storytelling

Studies show that the stories we tell each other–to our kids, our employees, and our peers–have an impact on the emotional health of the group.<p>Outside of extenuating circumstances like tragedy and hardship, why are certain families happier than others?<p>A recent article in the <i>New York Times</i> profiles …

Employment

Data? What is it good for? Absolutely … something

Data has been a subject of my deliberations, both public and private, for a long time — almost a decade. Long before the bulge bracket consultants …

Forget The Mission Statement. What’s Your Mission Question?

Warren Berger taps some of the most powerful CEOs in the country to reveal the questions that will keep any company on track.<p>In a previous article, I shared five questions that today’s forward-thinking companies should be asking, based on input from top business consultants. This second …

Why ‘Intuitive’ Interface Is A Myth

Was the mouse “intuitive” before you learned to use it? Probably not. So intuition alone shouldn’t drive UI.<p>We toss around the term “intuitive” a lot when it comes to user interface. We think of Apple products, and the way they redefined PCs and smartphones through systems that “just worked.”<p>But …

Marissa Mayer Tells The Story Of Why She Became Yahoo CEO, Even Though She Was About To Have A Kid

It was part of Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" series, which promotes women talking about succeeding in life and business.<p>On June 18, Mayer says she got a call: "I'm doing a CEO search. It's a Fortune 500 company. It's in the consumer Internet space. It's in Silicon Valley—you wouldn't even have to …

That Internet War Apocalypse Is a Lie

You might've read some headlines today—in very reputable publications—saying that there's an online attack underway. The biggest in history. Enough …

Hacking

I Scoop Hadoop Schnoops! (or How Google and the CIA are shaping Big Data)

Just recently, Svetlana Sicular, a research director at Gartner declared that <b>Big Data had entered its “Trough of Disillusionment”</b>. What was supposed to ensue was all types of negative sentiment about the space.<p>Instead, more positive attention was drawn to Big Data. This month alone, <b>4 of my friends</b> …