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It is a slow week. Most of my friends are on vacation. I would like to be on vacation with them, but it is not in the cards. Supply Chain Shaman | Lora Cecere – Supply chain excellence Supply Chain Shaman | Lora Cecere – Supply chain excellence
Enterprise Collaboration Software: From Simple Sharing to Purposeful Collaboration How to Benefit from the Evolution of Enterprise Collaboration Platforms and their Business Use Cases When implemented correctly, these new tools enable people to create, find and share information, connect with colleagues, customers and business partners and participate in communities more effectively than ever before. Unfortunately, many organizations experience adoption challenges with these new platforms, especially when the tools are not part of the business processes employees use to get their jobs done. Learn about a new generation of collaborative platforms where social features are built directly into the business tools employees are already familiar with. Home Home
As an analyst and research firm focused on disruptive business trends, our clients and others frequently ask us what we are paying attention to and what we are researching. With this in mind, below we share key research themes — four business disruptions — that have the potential to significantly impact organizations and consumers during the next three years. Everything Digital: An increasingly digital landscape – including data, devices, platforms and experiences –- that will envelop consumers and businesses. Everything Digital is the increasingly digital environment that depends on an evolving ecosystem of interoperable data, devices, platforms –- experienced by people and business. Research Themes Research Themes
Slideshare: Embed or Download this ReportThe Collaborative Economy Movement Changes Business This report offers critical insight for big brands who are grappling with the emergence of the Collaborative Economy, and for the startups that are driving this growth. For those new to the term, the collaborative economy is a powerful, if nascent, movement in which people are getting the things from each other, it’s a combination of trends like the sharing economy, maker movement, and co-innovation. That means that people go to a site like LendingClub to get funding for their new project, rather than a traditional bank. Or, they may go to a site like Etsy or Shapeways to get custom made goods, or go to a site like eBay to buy pre-owned goods, instead of buying new products from retailers. In each of these cases, the crowd is self-empowered to get what they need from each other. Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing
Click the local Home Depot ad and your email address gets handed to a dozen companies monitoring you. Your web browsing, past, present, and future, is now associated with your identity. Swap photos with friends on Photobucket and clue a couple dozen more into your username. Tracking the Trackers: Where Everybody Knows Your Username | Stanford Center for Internet and Society Tracking the Trackers: Where Everybody Knows Your Username | Stanford Center for Internet and Society
A coalition of Internet giants including Google Inc. GOOG +1.67% Google Inc. Cl C U.S.: Nasdaq $564.14 +9.24 +1.67% April 9, 2014 4:00 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 3.08M AFTER HOURS $564.83 +0.69 +0.12% April 9, 2014 4:04 pm Volume (Delayed 15m): P/E Ratio 14.80 Market Cap $375.09 Billion Dividend Yield N/A Rev. per Employee $1,250,730 04/08/14 Turkey Slightly Loosens Grip o... 04/03/14 Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Steps... 04/03/14 Microsoft Frames Itself as Und... More quote details and news » GOOG in Your Value Your Change Short position has agreed to support a do-not-track button to be embedded in most Web browsers—a move that the industry had been resisting for more than a year. Web Companies Agree to Support 'Do Not Track' System Web Companies Agree to Support 'Do Not Track' System
One of the fastest-growing online businesses is the business of spying on Internet users. Using sophisticated software that tracks people's online movements through the Web, companies collect the information and sell it to advertisers. Every time you click a link, fill out a form or visit a website, advertisers are working to collect personal information about you, says Joseph Turow, a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. They then target ads to you based on that information. Joseph Turow: How Companies Are 'Defining Your Worth' Online Joseph Turow: How Companies Are 'Defining Your Worth' Online On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in a case that could decide how connected the concept of big data is to constitutional expectations of privacy. The case, United States v. Jones, is specifically about whether police needed a search warrant to place a GPS device on a suspect’s car and monitor his movements for 28 days, but the Court’s holding could have a much broader effect. Several justices seized upon a very important question: How much data is too much before allowable surveillance crosses the line into an invasion of privacy? Technology is at the core of the discussion.
Google sugarcoated privacy policy changes to mislead users, group charges Google sugarcoated privacy policy changes to mislead users, group charges The Center for Digital Democracy sent a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission Wednesday asking it to find Google in violation of a 2011 consent order, conduct an investigation and request the search giant postpone the rollout of its new privacy policies. In the 16-page complaint, the CDD says Google failed to accurately and honestly inform users of the real reason for changes its privacy policy, which go into effect March 1. The CDD claims the changes are not designed to make a users life easier, as Google has stated, but designed to fuel competition against Facebook, incorporate social media data and to boost Google's advertising business, specifically to grow its display advertising to a $200 billion business.
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Google Busted With Hand in Safari-Browser Cookie Jar | Threat Level Google intentionally circumvented the default privacy settings of Apple’s Safari browser, using a backdoor to set cookies on browsers set to reject them, in the latest privacy debacle for the search and advertising giant. Google immediately disabled the practice after the Wall Street Journal disclosed the practice Thursday night, which was discovered by Stanford researcher Jonathan Mayer and confirmed by security consultant Ashkan Soltani. Safari, which accounts for about 6% of desktop browsing and more than 50% of mobile browsing, is the only major browser to block so-called third-party cookies by default. When you visit a website, all browsers, including Safari, allow that site to put a small tracking file on your computer, which allows the site to identify a unique user, track what they’ve done and remember settings. However, many sites also have Facebook “Like” buttons, ads served by third parties, weather widgets powered by other sites or comment systems run by a third party. Google Busted With Hand in Safari-Browser Cookie Jar | Threat Level
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Manage (and make cash with?) your data online Personal lets users store data from multiple sites and then decide whom, if anyone, they want to share it with. New companies seek to help Web users take better control of their personal dataOne company, Personal, says users could one day trade data for perks, cashSingly offers data lockers that developers will use for personalized appsGoogle, Facebook and others have made billions by harnessing user data (CNN) -- It's a truth of the modern digital age: If you're using a Web service for free, you're not the customer. You're probably the product. The sites we visit, the videos we watch, the purchases we make and the items we reward with a Facebook "like" or a Google "+1" -- all of that, and more, eventually melds together into a data set that lets many of the world's most popular Web companies get to know us better.
Issues Final Commission Report on Protecting Consumer Privacy The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's chief privacy policy and enforcement agency, issued a final report setting forth best practices for businesses to protect the privacy of American consumers and give them greater control over the collection and use of their personal data. In the report, "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: Recommendations For Businesses and Policymakers," the FTC also recommends that Congress consider enacting general privacy legislation, data security and breach notification legislation, and data broker legislation. "If companies adopt our final recommendations for best practices – and many of them already have – they will be able to innovate and deliver creative new services that consumers can enjoy without sacrificing their privacy," said Jon Leibowitz, Chairman of the FTC.
Blasts illegal use of “plastic drones” to spy on Americans in their backyards Steve Watson May 16, 2012 Judge Andrew Napolitano has warned Congress not to act “like potted plants” regarding the increased use of unmanned surveillance drones without warrants over US skies by military, government, and law enforcement agencies. Echoing the recent comments of his Fox News colleague Charles Krauthammer, Napolitano also said that “The first American patriot that shoots down one of these drones that comes too close to his children in his backyard will be an American hero.” » Judge Napolitano: First Patriot To Shoot Down A Government Spy Drone Will Be A Hero Alex Jones
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