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How the cloud could bring big data to your local deli

gigaom.com
Big data tools could help cafes determine what specials are best on what days. The headline might sound like buzzword stew, but it couldn’t be any truer. Big data is red-hot right now for good reason — it really can significantly improve companies’ bottom lines — but doing it right...
How the cloud could bring big data to your local deli

From Amazon's top data geek: data has got to be big -- and reproducible

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Much has been done to bring big data closer to the people who need it. The advent of public cloud infrastructure has decimated the cost of collecting, maintaining and processing vast amounts of data. The next frontier is making that data reproducible, said Matt Wood, principal data scientist for Amazon...
From Amazon's top data geek: data has got to be big -- and reproducible

Is App-Era Pricing Making Software Better, or Worse?

www.theatlantic.com
Last week I mentioned Mark Bernstein's essay on the surprisingly complex sequence of decisions, trade-offs, and design choices that went into creating even the most routine-seeming aspects of the electronic environment that surrounds us.Now reader David Glende, a software veteran in California, describes the way that Internet-era everything-is-a-commodity pricing pressures...
Is App-Era Pricing Making Software Better, or Worse?

WorldStores Raises $15M Series C To Build Out Its Amazon-Style Ecommerce Model For Home & Garden Products

techcrunch.com
WorldStores, a U.K.-based online retailer of home and garden products going after supplier scale to fuel its growth, has raised £10 million ($15.2 million) in Series C funding, led by Serena Capital. Existing investors Balderton Capital and Advent Venture Partners also participated in the round. The new funding brings WorldStores’...
WorldStores Raises $15M Series C To Build Out Its Amazon-Style Ecommerce Model For Home & Garden Products
ABI: Developers are in for a dose of reality as mobile app downloads decline

iTunes in the Cloud movies find their way to Australia, Canada, the UK and 32 more countries

www.engadget.com
The advent of movie support in iTunes for the Cloud was a boon to Apple TV owners as well as any iTunes user with a tendency to hop between devices -- within the US, that is. Apple today swung the doors open and let Australia, Canada, the UK as...
iTunes in the Cloud movies find their way to Australia, Canada, the UK and 32 more countries

Single-text e-reader review: a rising fad with long-term promise

www.engadget.com
Before Engadget was born, the late '90s saw a rising fear of the millennium bug, not to mention the advent of the first true e-readers. As time went on, e-ink technology on these devices improved, and despite the subsequent rise of tablets, e-readers have persisted thanks to their retina-soothing...
Single-text e-reader review: a rising fad with long-term promise

Content and commerce collide in Grazia's iPad edition

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One of the great emerging prospects in digital media is the fusion of content publishing and ecommerce. The likes of ASOS, BirchBox and Telegraph Fashion have been marrying the two for a couple of years. Now women’s weekly magazine Grazia is the latest to try profiting from the collision. The...
Content and commerce collide in Grazia's iPad edition

SimCity beta kicks off January 25th, feeds our city-building ambitions

www.engadget.com
While we can't speak for everyone, SimCity's urban construction triggers fond memories for more than one of us -- mostly the small thrills of building our first arcologies or getting statues in our honor. A chance to feed our nostalgia (and megalomania) is coming quickly with the advent of...
SimCity beta kicks off January 25th, feeds our city-building ambitions

Twins' DNA Foils Police

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Hugh Pickens writes "The Telegraph reports that James and John Parr were both arrested after watches worth £10,000 were stolen from a shopping center. Police found blood on a piece of glass at the scene of the crime and traced it back to the 25-year-old identical twins through DNA tests....
Twins' DNA Foils Police

Microsoft to hire graffiti artists for digital Windows 8 ads

thenextweb.com
Hey, it’s Friday. Here’s whats up: Microsoft, perhaps looking for a bit of spice in its advertising curry, intends to hire graffiti artists to create digital ads for its forthcoming Windows 8 operating system. The following quote from Microsoft, via Mary Jo Foley over at ZDNet, lays bare the strategy: With the...
Microsoft to hire graffiti artists for digital Windows 8 ads
This Is the Kind of Advertising David Karp Likes

Fuzebox, the iPad and the Reality of Simple Unified Communications

www.readwriteweb.com
Unified communications is one of those terms that makes enterprise IT guys giddy but also haunts their dreams. The idea of unified communications was conceived in the late 1970s and early '80s when the first Public Branch Exchange systems (PBX) were put in place. The concept continued to evolve with...
Fuzebox, the iPad and the Reality of Simple Unified Communications

By 2016, 70M families will keep tabs on each other with GPS

gigaom.com
If you thought GPS in your phone was only useful for finding the closest Starbucks, think again. A growing number of North American and European households are using GPS and cellular location services to keep track of their family members. Berg Insight forecasts that the number of active users of...
By 2016, 70M families will keep tabs on each other with GPS
Russian classifieds startup Avito.ru grabs $75M

Reviewed -- Netgear ReadyNAS Duo V2

www.electronista.com
Without a doubt, home and professional computing storage needs are escalating. With the advent of so-called "Retina" displays for Apple products, and similar resolutions becoming available for Windows and other devices, the need will only grow as time goes on. Today's solution is just that- today's. Couple the need for...
Reviewed -- Netgear ReadyNAS Duo V2

IPO looming, Karmaloop Skips Trendy Ecommerce Shortcuts for Smart, Fun Marketing

pandodaily.com
Ecommerce veteran Karmaloop is learning some new tricks. The 12-year-old streetwear company is on pace to do $200 million in revenue this year ahead of a possible 2013 IPO, and it got there by not jumping on ecommerce fads like daily deals, celebrity founders, or monthly “stuff in a box” plans. Instead,...
IPO looming, Karmaloop Skips Trendy Ecommerce Shortcuts for Smart, Fun Marketing

Developers Scramble to Build iPad Apps [STATS]

mashable.com
Although stats yesterday indicated that developer interest in the iPad (perhaps to-be-expected) has fallen off somewhat since it was first announced, another report today from mobile analytics firm Flurry indicates that the iPad has completely shaken up the dynamics of what’s currently being built in the mobile app world.Analyzing...
Developers Scramble to Build iPad Apps [STATS]

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

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Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots: John Markoff reports on the rise of robots in manufacturing environments: In their minds, the advent of low-cost automation foretells changes on the scale of the revolution in agricultural technology over the last century, when farming employment in the United States fell from 40 percent...
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

Tumblr Head of Marketing Matt Hackett Leaves Company

www.betabeat.com
Mr. Hackett. Just a couple of weeks ago, Tumblr president John Maloney took his leave of the company. Now we hear that head of brand strategy and marketing (and former Betabeat Poachable) Matt Hackett has departed, too. Formerly Tumblr's VP of engineering, Mr. Hackett moved to his current role in September...
Tumblr Head of Marketing Matt Hackett Leaves Company
Arizona legislature passes Internet censorship bill to make trolling illegal

Crowdsourcing in the Enterprise With Gambling In Mind

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In the world of risk management, it's all about probability. But often, it takes considerable time to get an answer to important questions. But as of late, risk management is seeing a transformation, in most part fueled by the advent of real-time communication. The most recent example comes from Crowdcast,...
Crowdsourcing in the Enterprise With Gambling In Mind
The Power of Torso TV (Why Media is Racing to the Middle)

A pair of geologic clocks get updates

arstechnica.com
Radioactivity revolutionized the 20th century, not only through weapons, electrical generation, and medical applications, but also by shining a light into Earth’s dark prehistory. Geologists in Darwin’s time could only indirectly guess at the deep time they were studying. The advent of radiometric dating allowed us to measure the...
A pair of geologic clocks get updates
Presentz and Mozilla's Popcorn: 2 Platforms For Creating Video Slide Shows From Vimeo, YouTube, SlideShare And More
What do Cindy Sherman's costumes mean in an age of Photoshop?

66% of mobile developers think Facebook will be disrupted by a social app

thenextweb.com
66 percent of mobile developers believe that it is “likely to very likely” Facebook will be disrupted by a mobile-first social media startup. It doesn’t surprise me whatsoever that mobile developers think their work is the Second Coming of Christ, but taking on Facebook? Well, good luck! The latest data...
66% of mobile developers think Facebook will be disrupted by a social app

Location, Location, Location: You Don't Need to Know Mine

www.readwriteweb.com
When I read Jon Mitchell's post on Glassmap, my first thought was, "Who in God's name would want anyone, even friends, knowing where they were all the time?" I wondered if this were a generational thing and to some degree, it probably is. But there's something more. My life is...
Location, Location, Location: You Don't Need to Know Mine

Next question after Scott Thompson's departure: what is Yahoo actually for?

www.guardian.co.uk
Since the advent of Google, and then Twitter and Facebook, the company hasn't had a unique selling pointAs the furore swirled around Scott Thompson a few days ago, the previous Yahoo chief executive, Carol Bartz, told some of the media: "You know, I actually do have a computer science degree."...
Next question after Scott Thompson's departure: what is Yahoo actually for?

Can The Crowd Be More Patient?

www.avc.com
One of the most noticeable changes to the VC business over the past decade is the movement of investment allocation from capital and time intensive sectors like biotech and clean tech to capital efficient and fast moving sectors like internet and mobile. This makes total sense if you think about...
Can The Crowd Be More Patient?
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