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HP hops on the OpenFlow train with 16 new switches

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Programmable networks could mean less downtime. HP is following other big systems makers into the world of software defined networking with a line of 16 OpenFlow-enabled switches. That’s a pretty serious commitment to OpenFlow, a protocol that helps take the intelligence associated with routing packets off of the high-priced switching...
HP hops on the OpenFlow train with 16 new switches

In search of "Internet freedom"

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At the end of the Global Voices Summit in Santiago, Chile earlier this month, Ethan Zuckerman and I led a session in which we asked everybody in the room to help answer a question: "How do we keep the Internet open and free?" In his blog post titled "How big...
In search of "Internet freedom"
LFE gathers experts so we can all learn from hands-on experience

Re-inventing Academic Publishing: 'Diamond' Open Access Titles That Are Free To Read And Free To Publish

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As Techdirt has been reporting, the idea of providing open access to publicly-funded research is steadily gaining ground. One of the key moments occurred almost exactly a year ago, when the British mathematician Tim Gowers announced that he would no longer have anything to do with the major academic publisher...
Re-inventing Academic Publishing: 'Diamond' Open Access Titles That Are Free To Read And Free To Publish
Get smarter! Cerego finally launches its 'Dropbox for the brain'

Sensors envisage stroke recovery

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A fitness device created by Glasgow academics and designers helps stroke patients during their long road to recovery....
Sensors envisage stroke recovery

Honeywell Plant Trims Its Waste

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A Honeywell plant in Illinois has increased its efficiency while cutting its workforce in half--illustrating the shop-floor improvements that economists and academics have dubbed a U.S. manufacturing renaissance....
Honeywell Plant Trims Its Waste

Dear USTR: Want Other Countries To Sign Your Trade Agreements? Stop Letting Hollywood Write Them

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With more and more countries in the EU backing away from signing ACTA, and even the EU Parliament's president speaking out against it, it's raising serious questions about the ability to get the EU signed on to ACTA. Harold Feld, over at Public Knowledge, has published something of an open...
Dear USTR: Want Other Countries To Sign Your Trade Agreements? Stop Letting Hollywood Write Them

Thanks, Science! New Study Says CrunchBase Is An Information Treasure Trove

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“I believe CrunchBase will gain a lot of attention from the academia soon, which is always eager for high-quality data set,” writes Guang Xiang of Carnegie Mellon University, who found that he could predict Mergers and Acquisitions much better using the unique business variables available in CrunchBase than the traditional...
Thanks, Science! New Study Says CrunchBase Is An Information Treasure Trove

Last night's SoHo party

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Last night Nick Denton and Jonathan Glick co-hosted a party at Nick's fabulous SoHo apartment to welcome me back to NY. There were about 100 people from media, some entrepreneurs, academics, financiers, lawyers, writers. Some very well dressed, and some like me, in more comfortable clothes. It was unmistakably NY,...
Last night's SoHo party
Q: What's Info-Finding Site Mancx's Big Idea? A: Charging Money For Facts

Artists and academics regularly refused UK entry, say campaigners | UK news | guardian.co.uk

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Artists and academics regularly refused UK entry, say campaigners | UK news | guardian.co.uk
Big Data Indeed: Sequoia and Accel Pump $70 Million into Little Known Qualtrix
If you hate red-light cameras, you'll really hate speeding ticket robots

Global Hackathons Prepared To Carry Forward The Work Of Aaron Swartz

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One of the key points we've tried to raise over and over again in the wake of Aaron Swartz's death is that it's important for people to carry on his work. We've seen it in a few places already -- such as with academics freeing up their own work --...
Global Hackathons Prepared To Carry Forward The Work Of Aaron Swartz
Academia.Edu Overhauls Profiles As The Onus Falls On Researchers To Manage Their Personal Brands

Chinese Academics’ Paper on Cyberwar Sets Off Alarms in U.S. | New York Times

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Chinese Academics’ Paper on Cyberwar Sets Off Alarms in U.S. | New York Times

This documentary on crowdfunding is seeking financing through, yup, crowdfunding

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“Capital C. How the crowd liberates itself” is a new documentary in the works about how crowdfunding is “no longer the nerdy pipe dream of a bunch of Internet geeks”. So naturally the project is on Kickstarter. The basis of the film is how crowdfunding has grown from a source...
This documentary on crowdfunding is seeking financing through, yup, crowdfunding
Richard Dawkins on science: 'it works, bitches'
Verizon called hypocritical for equating net neutrality to censorship
Class is in session for Cornell Tech's first batch of students
Software: Google Denies Paying Bloggers in Oracle Lawsuit

What's the future of learning in a networked society? Watch Ericsson's latest short film to find out.

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“This is the first generation of people that work, play, think and learn differently than their parents. They are the first generation to not be afraid of technology. It’s like the air to them.” — Don Tapscott Ericsson has launched the latest in its Networked Society short film series,...
What's the future of learning in a networked society? Watch Ericsson's latest short film to find out.

Findings: Skepticism as eHarmony Defends Its Matchmaking Algorithm

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EHarmony, whose claims that its matchmaking algorithm can help people find their soul mates was criticized by academics, offers a defense....
Findings: Skepticism as eHarmony Defends Its Matchmaking Algorithm

Tech Firms Sit Down To Patent Talks In Geneva

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The ITU - that's International Telecommunication Union, fact fans - is having a conference today in Geneva to discuss patents. Yes, that hot-tamale topic of whether patent laws stifle innovation is to be discussed by representatives from all the big names in technology. Google, Apple, Microsoft, Huawei, Motorola and Samsung...
Tech Firms Sit Down To Patent Talks In Geneva

A Guide to the Digital Advertising Industry That's Watching Your Every Click

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In this excerpt from his new book, The Daily You, University of Pennsylvania professor Joseph Turow takes you on a tour of the industry that's trafficking in the data you generate every day on the Internet. You don't have to be a privacy stickler to be worried. At the start...
A Guide to the Digital Advertising Industry That's Watching Your Every Click
History: Who Built the Internet? People Like Tan Tin Wee

UK Plans To Make All Government-Funded Research Free To The Public Immediately Upon Publication

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We've discussed the fight in the US over open access to government-funded research in the past. Currently, the NIH requires any NIH-funded paper to be publicly & freely available one-year after it's been published. That gives journals one-year of exclusivity to profit off of the work before it's more widely...
UK Plans To Make All Government-Funded Research Free To The Public Immediately Upon Publication

Periodic Table of Beer Takes Academics to a New Level

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Periodic Table of Beer Takes Academics to a New Level
Qualtrics gets $70M to boldly scale like no one has scaled before
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