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One quarter of worldwide households have Wi-Fi, says Strategy Analytics

The full list of Queen's speech measures - as open data

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The Queen's speech was packed with bills and government aspirations. Get the full list - and see how it breaks down• Get the data• Data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianThe Queen's Speech is the closest the UK has to the US State of the Union speech. It's where...
The full list of Queen's speech measures - as open data

Microsoft Research just exploded the world record for data sorting in a 60 second window

thenextweb.com
Microsoft Research is claiming victory in the MinuteSort test, posting a score that they say essentially triples the previous title-holder, a 2009 Yahoo team. MinuteSort is just that, a test of how much data you can sort in a minute. Obviously, this is a critical function, as ‘big data’ becomes...
Microsoft Research just exploded the world record for data sorting in a 60 second window

Facebook's numbers

dcurt.is
I like to look at raw numbers every once in a while, without external influence, to recalibrate my ability to judge the magnitude of things. Here are some of the numbers from Facebook's most recent S-1 filing (published on May 3rd) that I think are important as metrics to compare...
Facebook's numbers

For Facebook-boosted video apps, reality checks in

gigaom.com
When Facebook made it easy to share what videos you were watching Socialcam, Metacafe, DailyMotion and Viddy rocketed up the app-charts and saw a sharp increase in the usage and downloads of these apps. Of course, with this friction-less sharing actions, came howls of complaints from Facebook’s users. Well, it...
For Facebook-boosted video apps, reality checks in

Confirmed: Microsoft Research’s ‘Flat Datacenter Storage’ tech is king of the data sorting hill

thenextweb.com
Just the other day, TNW reported that Microsoft had laid claim to a new record in the MinuteSort test, a competition in which a system is used to sort as much data as it can in, you guessed it, one minute. Microsoft stated that it had set a new record,...
Confirmed: Microsoft Research’s ‘Flat Datacenter Storage’ tech is king of the data sorting hill

Huffington Post puts polling power in the hands of developers with new API

www.niemanlab.org
Developers and election watchers take note: The Huffington Post just released a polling data API. The Huffpost Pollster API will allow anyone to dig into more than 13,000 opinion polls on the presidential election as well as U.S. House and Senate races. The data will allow journalists, developers, and...
Huffington Post puts polling power in the hands of developers with new API

Engagement Ain’t Nothing But A Number

pandodaily.com
The headline calls attention to everything that’s wrong with how businesses measure engagement in social media today. Businesses that invest any level of marketing resources in networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and the like (get it?) are being groomed to focus on soft metrics instead of the relevant activity...
Engagement Ain’t Nothing But A Number
IBM posts mixed Q2 results with net income up, revenue down

Just in Time for Super Tuesday, Google Updates its U.S. Elections Site With Better Maps

siliconfilter.com
Today is one of the most important days in the run-up to the Republican convention in Tampa in August. With 10 states holding primaries at the same time, a less than stellar showing today could mark the beginning of the end for some of the Republican candidates. Just in time...
Just in Time for Super Tuesday, Google Updates its U.S. Elections Site With Better Maps

As Pinterest’s Hype Peaks, There Are External Signs That Its Growth is Slowing

techcrunch.com
Pinterest has been on a hot streak this year. Or should we say hype streak? In February, comScore reported that the site had passed 10 million monthly unique users faster than any standalone site ever. Then we started to hear from sources on Sand Hill that the company has attracted interest at...
As Pinterest’s Hype Peaks, There Are External Signs That Its Growth is Slowing

SAP's HANA: Accelerating Your Apps by 6 Orders of Magnitude

www.readwriteweb.com
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison likes to walk into a presentation with raw numbers in hand. When he touts Oracle technology as faster, he prefers to say how much... sometimes inflating the number as he goes along. "A factor of five. A factor of 10! A factor of 15!" What would...
SAP's HANA: Accelerating Your Apps by 6 Orders of Magnitude
Seattle ranks 4th in startup density, 2nd in valuations

For Many Families, Facebook Is The Real World Web

blog.louisgray.com
Facebook is huge in practically every way measurable. The site sports more than 400 million active users, just passed Yahoo! for the 2nd most trafficked site on the Web, made even more impressive by the number of hours each active user on the site spends using the platform each month....
For Many Families, Facebook Is The Real World Web
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