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Science research may be freed from journals’ ‘unhealthy’ paywalls

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The UK government has told academic journal publishers it will make freely available online the publicly-funded research they currently charge for, labelling “paywalls” “deeply unhealthy”. The news will prove unpopular with academic publishers, which license and peer-review researchers’ work and charge libraries to make it available. “As taxpayers put their...
Science research may be freed from journals’ ‘unhealthy’ paywalls

Why Google’s Chromebox Is Better for Small Businesses Than Big Corporations

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The business value of the recently unveiled Chromebox cloud-based desktop device from Samsung and Google is hard to calculate. Aimed at the enterprise, the Chromebox is really a better fit for the small business and retail sectors. The Chromebox’s $329 price point and marketing seem to suggest that Google...
Why Google’s Chromebox Is Better for Small Businesses Than Big Corporations

Peter Thiel: “Competition is good for society, not good for business”

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Peter Thiel is the guest at April’s PandoMonthly event, and the serial investor (who famously part of Facebook) and well known Silicon Valley figure provided some unique and insightful comments on the business behind of startups. Talking about increased competition and lack of differentiation in the startup space, the PayPal founder...
Peter Thiel: “Competition is good for society, not good for business”

ShareThis Names The Most Social Travel And Sports Publishers

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ShareThis, the company behind the ubiquitous sharing widgets of the same name, is rolling out a new way for publishers to see how their social sharing strategy stacks up — and it’s sharing a list of the top publishers in two categories. ShareThis first announced its Social Quality Index back...
ShareThis Names The Most Social Travel And Sports Publishers

Noteworthy Upcoming Big Data Conferences

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Big Data has had its marquee conferences with Strata and Structure, but there are several newer venues that you might want to consider, including two conferences coming up in St. Louis. If you are just getting started, or even if you are an old hand, these are great places to...
Noteworthy Upcoming Big Data Conferences

Microsoft: Consumers Will Force Enterprises to Adopt Windows 8

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CIOs and managers who answer to CIOs attended the keynote sessions at the CeBIT conference in Hannover yesterday expecting Microsoft to explain to them, for the first time, where the business value in Windows 8 will come from. What they got may have been a bit of a shock:...
Microsoft: Consumers Will Force Enterprises to Adopt Windows 8
Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian won’t invest Facebook because of CISPA support

Lots of data is great, but knowing how to get value is better

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So you’ve got a lot of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data. How do you or your business get the most value out of it? Nick Weir, CEO of ChoozOn, which uses intelligent matching to connect people with the best deals, gave some basic tips on the most important things to consider...
Lots of data is great, but knowing how to get value is better

Facebook wants to double Brussels staff (to 4 people) and intensify European lobbying

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In a presentation to BELTUG, Belgium’s largest independent group of ICT managers, Facebook’s head of its Brussels office, Erika Mann, a former member of European Parliament and board member of ICANN, talked about her role at the social networking behemoth and the work she does out of Europe’s capital city....
Facebook wants to double Brussels staff (to 4 people) and intensify European lobbying
Lessons from the TSA on how to launch a startup

Former Microsoft Zune Boss Explains Why It Flopped (MSFT, AAPL)

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Robbie Bach, the former leader of Microsoft's home entertainment and mobile business, gave an interesting post-mortem on the Zune, Microsoft's failed attempt to take on the iPod. Bach hasn't spoken much since leaving Microsoft two years ago, but he talked at an entrepreneur even in Seattle this morning, and Geekwire's...
Former Microsoft Zune Boss Explains Why It Flopped (MSFT, AAPL)

Fan Appz launches Social Database

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Social media marketing platform Fan Appz announced a feature this week to help companies gather information about their fans that can then be applied to other marketing efforts. With the new Social Database, marketers can begin to create individual customer profiles as users interact with Fan Appz applications. For example,...
Fan Appz launches Social Database

I Can't Wait for NoSQL to Die

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They don't teach you this in college, but the fundamental theorem of the software industry is the idea that everything needs to be rewritten all the time.  As a corollary, web startup engineers believe that there is no problem but scalability,  and architecture is its solution. And thus, the NoSQL...
I Can't Wait for NoSQL to Die

T-Mobile offers Square credit card readers and other packages for small businesses

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T-Mobile today has just became the first wireless carrier to offer Square credit card readers in its select retail stores. This means small businesses can now start offering credit card payments anytime, anywhere by simply pairing up T-Mobile’s 4G smartphone running on affordable small business data plans with Square credit...
T-Mobile offers Square credit card readers and other packages for small businesses

Tuesday’s Tip: How To Evaluate Tech Projects For Business Value

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Tuesday’s Tip: How To Evaluate Tech Projects For Business Value

FourSquare Adds Analytics, Real Business Value http://j.mp/aaN0Rr

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FourSquare Adds Analytics, Real Business Value http://j.mp/aaN0Rr

Stay Packages

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There's an article on Gizmodo today about Palm's effort to retain key execs during its sale process. The headline says:Palm Bribes Key Employees to Stick Around as SVP of Software Jumps Ship I think that's an unfortunate choice of words. These are not "bribes", these are stay packages. And they...
Stay Packages

Five Services That Leverage Google Wave

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Google Wave went public yesterday and became a part of the Google Apps ecosystem. With the news comes a number of companies that are using the API to develop integrations that bring new scope and capabilities for enterprise grade collaboration. Salesforce.com and SAP are the latest companies to integrate Google...
Five Services That Leverage Google Wave

Discovering Identity: http://tinyurl.com/29oud6k - Business Value vs. Speeds & Feeds

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Discovering Identity: http://tinyurl.com/29oud6k - Business Value vs. Speeds & Feeds

Keep LinkedIn Clean

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In my last post, I talked about making sure we Use LinkedIn Effectively. Here’s something else to think about: stop importing your Twitter feed into LinkedIn indiscriminately. If LinkedIn is meant for business networking, what do you think these updates (pulled at random) are doing to help your business? Let’s...
Keep LinkedIn Clean

Testing New Title: Customer-Centered Communities

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I have tried to make clear that "Blurring Boundaries" is a working title, and while a few people close to the subject think it accurately depicts how enterprise social networks are blurring the boundaries between companies and customers, there have been many people I respect who find "blurring" to be...
Testing New Title: Customer-Centered Communities

How John Chambers Learned to Collaborate at Cisco

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In 2001, as the dot.com boom turned to bust, CEO John Chambers of Cisco saw a massive $460 billion of Cisco's overall stock market value evaporate before his eyes. Game over? Not really. At that moment, Chambers started a reinvention of the company — from a "cowboy" mentality where people...
How John Chambers Learned to Collaborate at Cisco
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