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Microsoft criticizes FTC's Google decision as 'weak' and a 'missed opportunity'

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Microsoft this evening criticized the U.S. Federal Trade Commission‘s newly announced antitrust agreements with Google — calling the outcome of the 19-month investigation into the search giant “weak,” “unusual,” and “a missed opportunity” to truly reform the way the search giant does business. The agreements, announced earlier today, included commitments...
Microsoft criticizes FTC's Google decision as 'weak' and a 'missed opportunity'

Big data: Like Moneyball for your business

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(c) 2012 Pinar Ozger. pinar@pinarozger.comIt’s tough to overcome some of the biases that have become second nature in most businesses. But if you’re John Lucker, a principal at Deloitte, overcoming the “human factor” can be critical to the success of driving organizational change. One example Lucker used was Moneyball: The...
Big data: Like Moneyball for your business

Is your technology biased?

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The recent political debate over CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) this past month has — if nothing else — helped people understand how all of the various players in the Internet ecosystem have their own unique biases in how you use the Internet. But what about the digital...
Is your technology biased?
How crowdfunding can change the investment status quo

Thinking in foreign language makes decisions more rational

arstechnica.com
To judge a risk more clearly, it may help to consider it in a foreign language. A series of experiments on more than 300 people from the US and Korea found that thinking in a second language reduced deep-seated, misleading biases that unduly influence how risks and benefits are...
Thinking in foreign language makes decisions more rational

Why Software Engineers Are Vastly Underrated

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During my tenure at Yahoo (circa 2001-2007) I learned how to do a lot things, but just as crucially, how not to do certain things. Chief amongst the latter was how not to treat engineers. Yahoo, despite many well-intentioned efforts and notable exceptions, did not empower engineers. Even though we engineers created tons of...
Why Software Engineers Are Vastly Underrated

Smashing Silicon Valley's biases

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In 2003, Freada and Mitch Kapor attended a fundraiser at the Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, for (MS)2, a program that brought 100 disadvantaged African American, Latino, and Native American students from select public schools across the U.S. to the highly elite prep school for the summer. The program, which...
Smashing Silicon Valley's biases

Bitcoin And The End Of Money

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A commentator on Bloomberg, Princeton student Evan Soltas, writes that Bitcoin is an “existential threat to the modern liberal state,” a line that can be read in two ways. One reading of his op-ed suggests we are all in danger and that the inability to tax and track bitcoins will...
Bitcoin And The End Of Money

Morgan Stanley: Hedge funds treat Apple like junk

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A high-quality, fast-growing mega cap company that gets no respect on the Street Click to enlarge. Katy Huberty, Morgan Stanley's chief Apple (AAPL) analyst, issued an elaborate report Monday entitled AAPL: How Do You Do Risk Management? that I can't pretend to understand completely -- not even the title. But...
Morgan Stanley: Hedge funds treat Apple like junk

Human After All: Why Nate Silver's Math Revolution Won't Kill The Pundits

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Editor’s note: Matt Baker is an engineer at Wealthfront, a software-based financial advisor that is democratizing access to high quality financial advice. Follow him on Twitter. In elections and finance, mathematical models take emotion out of the equation, but does the human element really disappear? Some people are using Nate Silver’s “triumph...
Human After All: Why Nate Silver's Math Revolution Won't Kill The Pundits

Nielsen will supplement its TV ratings system with Twitter

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Nielsen and Twitter jointly announced on Monday plans to create a new system for TV ratings. The “Twitter TV Rating” will act as a supplement to traditional Nielsen ratings to quantify the “online and mobile” conversations about TV content. The integration of Twitter metrics is a bold step forward...
Nielsen will supplement its TV ratings system with Twitter
The Illusion of Imagination (And How It Drives Silicon Valley)

Universal Guide to Business Networking – Video Book Review

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My friend, Terry Bean, sent me a copy of his new book, The Universal Guide To Business Networking (amazon affiliate link). I was eagerly awaiting this one, as Terry is renowned for his ideas on networking. It’s a slender volume packed full of information, and if business networking is important...
Universal Guide to Business Networking – Video Book Review

Mayor McGinn gets his geek on: From Ignite to SURF Incubator

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McGinn Mayor Mike McGinn continues to reach out to the startup and entrepreneurial communities in Seattle, popping up at various events around town. Earlier this week, we covered McGinn’s 5-minute talk at Ignite. In that talk, McGinn said the city is working hard to create places in the community where...
Mayor McGinn gets his geek on: From Ignite to SURF Incubator

Austin Tops San Francisco In Study Of Fastest Download Speeds

techcrunch.com
Pando Networks is releasing new data today about American broadband speeds, taken from over 10 million downloads facilitated by the company’s consumer-facing software throughout the course of 2011. The study’s goal was to discover which cities in the U.S. had the fastest average download speeds, and not surprisingly, major tech...
Austin Tops San Francisco In Study Of Fastest Download Speeds

HTML5 and the Web

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I am an unabashed partisan of the Web — its architecture, culture, and content. I’m proud to have played a very small part in shaping bits of the machinery and having contributed probably too many words to that content But as for HTML5? It’s a good enough thing to the extent...
HTML5 and the Web

Ooooh coool: My first trip to Reddit, guided by a few locals

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Every now and then you get tired of hearing so much about something you know nothing about. This week I resolved to get to know Reddit. The ginormous social forum made headlines over the summer when President Obama answered questions live on the site, then again earlier this month when...
Ooooh coool: My first trip to Reddit, guided by a few locals
Epic backfire: Apple now 'advertising' Samsung Galaxy Tab on its website

Trigger new stories and changing behaviours > understand our biases http://icio.us/ih4is2

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Trigger new stories and changing behaviours > understand our biases http://icio.us/ih4is2

The Dow's Exclusion Of Apple Is EXACTLY What Makes It Great (DIA, AAPL)

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Something unusual happened today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.6 percent, the S&P 500 was flat, and the Nasdaq Composite fell 0.8 percent. Why the discrepancy? Apple (and Google to a lesser extent). Neither Apple nor Google are in the Dow. A lot of people talk crap about the...
The Dow's Exclusion Of Apple Is EXACTLY What Makes It Great (DIA, AAPL)

How groupthink and denial can ruin startups

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I’ll admit it, the title of this article is downright curmudgeonly. But between visioning sessions, collaborative software development and Linus’ Law of bug detection — we’ve been taught to accept the wisdom of crowds as necessary to most startup decision-making. In our world, consensus is treated as a type of quality control...
How groupthink and denial can ruin startups

Microsoft Exec: If You Hate Microsoft, You Don't Really Know Us (MSFT)

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How do you convince a generation of people who have grown up thinking you are evil to change their minds and love you instead? That's the job of Microsoft's Tim O'Brien, general manager of Platform Strategy. He's out to convince a new generation of application programmers to come to...
Microsoft Exec: If You Hate Microsoft, You Don't Really Know Us (MSFT)

How To Get Past The Hidden Psychological Biases That Plague Investors

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The person who is sitting across from you in the conference room, more and more often, doesn't look like you.  Neither does the person who gets off at your subway stop. The PTA Board is changing, too. This doesn't sit well with most people, but not because they're bad people....
How To Get Past The Hidden Psychological Biases That Plague Investors
Forget about Summly - what we need is analysis

Finding and telling data-driven stories in billions of tweets

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Simon Rogers Twitter has hired its first data editor. Simon Rogers, one of the leading practitioners of data journalism in the world, will join Twitter in May. He will be moving his family from London to San Francisco and applying his skills to telling data-driven stories using tweets. James Ball will...
Finding and telling data-driven stories in billions of tweets

Predictions 2013

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The post Predictions 2013 appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.Mssr. Nostradamus One week into the new year, it’s time for me to once again take a crack at predicting what might come of this coming spin around the sun, at least as it relates to the Internet ecosystem. Last...
Predictions 2013
Pageview journalism is killing us
Silicon Valley's Top Startup Factory Once Funded A Company Because The Founder Looked Like Mark Zuckerberg (FB)

How To Find The Best Of The Best For Silicon Valley's Hottest Job Right Now (AMZN)

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A good product manager is hard to find, but it's almost impossible to find a top "1%" product manager. Ian McAllister, one of Amazon's top managers working on "unusual projects," has a good explanation over on Quora of what qualifies as a "1%" product manager. Those product managers have the...
How To Find The Best Of The Best For Silicon Valley's Hottest Job Right Now (AMZN)

Diversity challenge for developers

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For years, games heroes have been straight white men. But finally developers are looking to better reflect societyPicture this: after saving humanity from the aggressive forces of the Locust Hordes in hit shooter Gears of War, grizzled, gun-toting hero Marcus Fenix sweeps team-mate Dom Santiago into a tender embrace, and...
Diversity challenge for developers
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