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How humans & machines can team up to solve big problems

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(c) 2012 Pinar Ozger. pinar@pinarozger.com In the same way a microscope helps augment the innate ability of the human eye, Quid is trying to create tools to augment how we as humans process unstructured data and visualize it, said Sean Gourley, co-founder and CTO of Quid, on stage at Structure:Data...
How humans & machines can team up to solve big problems

The inescapable ’80s: 8-bit, SimCity, and Wing Commander all make a comeback

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I do everything I can to not dwell too much on the 1980s and early 1990s, but sometimes I just don’t have any other choice. I think it’s a generalized problem you experience as you get older: try as you might, you can’t completely abandon your formative years, full of...
The inescapable ’80s: 8-bit, SimCity, and Wing Commander all make a comeback

Wife Swap for Designers? Creative Swap lets firms switch staff for a week to encourage fresh thinking

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No this isn’t an upcoming reality TV show and yes there is value in it. Launched by London-based creative agency, Sane & Able, Creative Swap is an initiative to help designers become re-inspired by new ways of thinking and problem solving. It’s a solution for unbroken routines that tend to restrict creativity,...
Wife Swap for Designers? Creative Swap lets firms switch staff for a week to encourage fresh thinking
Teen developer funds startup by auctioning 10% of her future income
Think you’re hot stuff with mobile design? Prove it at our MobileBeat 2012 Innovation Competition

Battery university to open its doors this Summer

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CalCharge, a sort of Y Combinator for battery startups, and San Jose State University are creating a “Battery University” program for the next-generation of earnest battery entrepreneurs and researchers. The university will offer classes on its Santa Clara, Calif. campus starting this Summer on battery technology, business and innovation. Much...
Battery university to open its doors this Summer
Brits ask Jimmy Wales to help crowdsource government

Are You Treating The Symptom Or Solving The Problem?

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A few months ago, I wrote about process rarely fixing the real problem. I remembered that post because of an issue that was reported to me, and Tac Anderson wrote a timely post about the same idea. He phrases the question a little differently by asking if you are solving...
Are You Treating The Symptom Or Solving The Problem?

Solving Problems vs Fixing Problems http://bit.ly/91OZZu (new post)

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Solving Problems vs Fixing Problems http://bit.ly/91OZZu (new post)

What do you think, FriendFeed? - Coach Rah - Increasing your quality of life by solving problems and answering questions

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What do you think, FriendFeed? - Coach Rah - Increasing your quality of life by solving problems and answering questions

Why Mimiboards are spreading across Africa

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South Africa-based Umuntu Media’s Mimiboard has emerged the winner of the Nairobi Open Innovation Summit App Demo Competition, beating ten other apps from Africa. This virtual notice board service is quietly but surely disrupting traditional publishing and content aggregation across the continent. Mimiboard, which is expanding across the continent, will allow citizen reporters...
Why Mimiboards are spreading across Africa
The future of propaganda: A Q&A with Sean Gourley about big data and the "war of ideas"

Solving Problems The Square Way

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An inside look at Square's design and engineering teams, revealing insight into the company's creative process and Jack Dorsey's leadership style. Not long ago, Square CEO Jack Dorsey challenged his team to create a solution for accepting payments at Starbucks, which the mobile-payments company had partnered with in August....
Solving Problems The Square Way

How Yoky Matsuoka created the modern robotic hand -- and what the rest of us can learn from her

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Editor’s Note: Yoky Matsuoka, the former University of Washington computer science professor, is one of the subjects of the new book, “Mastery,” by Robert Greene, set for publication this week. This excerpt is reprinted with permission from Viking Press. Yoky Matsuoka, the former UW computer science professor, has gone on to become...
How Yoky Matsuoka created the modern robotic hand -- and what the rest of us can learn from her

The 2012 Facebook Hacker Cup competition is underway, and it’s pretty intense

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When you get 25 of the world’s best hackers in a room together, some amazing things are bound to happen. That’s exactly what’s going down right now at Facebook’s 2nd annual “Hacker Cup” event being held at its offices in Menlo Park. The registration for the event opened in January...
The 2012 Facebook Hacker Cup competition is underway, and it’s pretty intense

The Engineer's Brain

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I've been reading The Corrections this long weekend. This book came out over ten years ago, but I'd never read it so I pulled it out of our bookshelf and cracked it open after we got off the mountain on Saturday. I hope to finish it on the plane ride...
The Engineer's Brain

solving problems with words + moiré

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solving problems with words + moiré

Solving Problems vs Fixing Problems

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Solving Problems vs Fixing Problems
Once again, Netflix shows how to avoid a cloud meltdown

How Facebook solves the IT culture wars and scales its site

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Scaling isn’t just a matter of software and code, there’s also a huge cultural issue at play. At Facebook, solving problems between the engineering and operations teams, quelling fears about job loss related to automation at the employee level, and delivering tools to monitor the company’s IT operations all play...
How Facebook solves the IT culture wars and scales its site

Send for the Fixperts: designers helping the public with everyday problems

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Got a problem at home you can't fix yourself? A new designer service might just be able to helpToo often design education funnels bright, imaginative minds towards places where they are the least useful - into the corporate design teams of commercial companies, or the rarefied world of galleries and...
Send for the Fixperts: designers helping the public with everyday problems

Top Zuckerberg Confidant Says Facebook Users Are Going To 'Get Bored,' Unless Facebook Does Something 'Ground-Breaking' (FB)

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Before he left to found a venture capital firm, Social+Capital, Chamath Palihapitiya was Facebook's longest-tenured senior executive. He remains close with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He stopped by BI headquarters yesterday. He told us that he'd give Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg an "A-/B+" for his performance since last year's IPO.  Palihapitiya said...
Top Zuckerberg Confidant Says Facebook Users Are Going To 'Get Bored,' Unless Facebook Does Something 'Ground-Breaking' (FB)
Siri's 'little brother' Trapit grows up, enters formidable world of publishing

User Experience And The Poison On The Tip Of The Arrow

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Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Uzi Shmilovici, CEO and founder of Future Simple, the company behind Base CRM. I used Path twice. None of the people that I know are using Path. I even checked with an early adopter of social media recently and one of Path’s...
User Experience And The Poison On The Tip Of The Arrow

Apple: Yes, The iPad Has WiFi Issues, Here Are Some Tips

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The iPad has been having some serious WiFi issues, with everyone and their dog complaining about its lack of signal awareness and sluggish network rejoin capabilities.Apple is now admitting to some of these issues today, by releasing new support documentation covering the problem of iPads not reconnecting to known WiFi...
Apple: Yes, The iPad Has WiFi Issues, Here Are Some Tips
9 year old becomes youngest Microsoft specialist in the world

How would you build your dream company?

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This post is presented by FedEx. Many of us dream of starting up our own company to be our own boss, but the reality is that for every successful startup, there are many others that fail. Therefore, it’s quite a risk to take on leaving a stable paying job...
How would you build your dream company?

Why corporate strategy needs to change with the cloud

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Cloud computing changes everything, including corporate strategy as a practice. I have listed five reasons why, although I’m sure there are many more. Long story short: Corporate strategists need to get out of their 20th century mindset and into the 21st century. 1. Emergent strategy rules For years, the practice...
Why corporate strategy needs to change with the cloud

Cisco's SDN strategy update looks like realpolitik redux

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Want to see the death of dreams played out in the world of hardware giants? Check out Cisco’s dogged efforts to keep its proprietary and vertically integrated networking gear and its margin relevant as open-source protocols and controllers invade the market. Last week Cisco offered an update on the beta...
Cisco's SDN strategy update looks like realpolitik redux

Digital revolution lights up Africa with maps, mobiles, money and markets

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In Africa, necessity is the mother of invention and Tech4Africa showcases the innovators transforming lives in the continentAs a teenager Noé Diakubama made a sketch of Mbandaka, on the Congo river, so as not to get lost in the forest while picking a vegetable called fumbwa. "I remember never having...
Digital revolution lights up Africa with maps, mobiles, money and markets
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