Location Analytics: The Future is Where In Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster sci-fi thriller "Minority Report," there’s a scene where actor Tom Cruise, hotly pursued by the bad guys, hurries through a major shopping mall and as he passes advertising billboards, personalized messages appear and deliver customized content just for him. In the movie, technology could identify the person based on a digital scan of a person’s eye. Everywhere someone travels, shops would know what to deliver to you as you pass by. Today, that vision of the future is coming closer to reality. Businesses are capturing vast quantities of data with the end goal of giving you more of what you want, when and where you need it. It’s the ultimate consumer experience.
FluidDB Image: Jin Wicked One way to use Fluidinfo, among many, is as a universal engine for metadata. I’ll have to explain what I mean by that, especially seeing as some people got the impression from the earlier post on data vs metadata that we don’t think metadata is important, or that it doesn’t exist, or similar. 30 Ways to use Social Media to Work Smarter The next free online social activity will take place 29 August - 7 October 2011 on Share&Learn Create an account and then join the Autumn Group We'll keep you updated with news about the programme there (Limited to 100 participants) The revolution that is social media means that now everyone can have access to the Social Web and a range of services and applications to support their own as well as their team's learning, performance and productivity - in order to work (and learn) smarter. The Autumn activity looks at 4 main areas in which social media can help you work (and learn) smarter. Each day for 30 days (see Contents to the right) you will access some introductory reading, take a look at some examples and links to further resources, as well as work on a short activity.
AppNexus Raises A Meaty $50 Million Series C For Realtime Ad Bidding Network Realtime ad bidding network AppNexus today announced that it raised $50 million in a Series C financing. Investors include Microsoft, Venrock, Kodiak Venture Partners and First Round Capital. The round brings the total capital raised by AppNexus since its founding to $65.5 million. The company first raised an angel round in 2007 from Ron Conway, Marc Andreesen, Ben Horowitz, Khosla Ventures, and First Round Capital. AppNexus is based in New York City, and was founded by Brian O’Kelley, who was also a co-founder of Right Media. (Yahoo purchased Right Media in 2007 at an $850 million valuation).
Location Analytics: The Next Big Step in Business Analysis Esri Maps for IBM Cognos highlights regional performance for an insurance company. Today it seems that no conversation about information technology (IT) is complete without a discussion about big data, the cloud, or the consumerization of IT. However, arguably, the most impactful trend to hit IT has been analytics—both in media buzz and in corporate investment. Since the publication of Thomas Davenport and Jeanne Harris's book Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning in 2007, both private- and public-sector organizations have been sold on the notion that they need to leverage analytics on their data to gain insight and drive decision making.
The Third Disruptive Wave #tcdisrupt Warning: Long post ahead. If you just want the trailer, it’s this – “Everything is changing. Again.” Tomorrow morning we’ll kick off our most ambitious event to date, TechCrunch Disrupt, in New York. The event is sold out, but we’ll have tens of thousands of people also tuning in to the livestream of the three day event. If you’re not attending, watch that livestream from the comfort of your office, living room or wherever it is that you people spend your time. Edublogs - teacher and student blogs Edublogs has grown from a single idea in 2005 into the largest and most trusted provider of educational blogging in the world. We believe in the power that blogging can have to transform the educational experience of students and have seen first hand how Edublogs have increased ownership of learning, engaged students, and become a source of pride in the classroom. Based in Australia, but with employees located all over the globe, the Edublogs team consists of some of the best technological and educational minds in the biz. We are happy to talk with you about blogging, Edublogs Campus, or anything else you might like to send our way.
RiotWise A few weeks ago, a small team from @WalmartLabs visited the offices of OneRiot in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. OneRiot has developed some pretty nifty technology that analyzes social media signals from popular networks like Twitter and Facebook to deliver ads that are relevant to consumers’ interests. As our teams debated the finer points of Big Data, Fast Data, and machine learning technologies, it became clear to us that we could find no better colleagues than the guys at OneRiot. Wi2 and Accenture Offer Analytics Services Platform to Consumer Companies in Japan New platform enables businesses to push targeted offerings to their customers based on analytics insights and geolocation data TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--November 05, 2013-- Wire and Wireless Co., Ltd. (Wi2) and Accenture (NYSE:ACN) have launched an analytics services platform for consumer companies in Japan that delivers context-based customer insights and supports in the creation of new, personalized services. The platform will allow businesses across a range of consumer-facing industries to identify relevant target groups, better understand where and how these customers purchase products and services, and engage them on their mobile devices with tailored offerings and promotions. The new platform enables companies to develop personalized offerings such as product recommendations and coupons based on consumers' whereabouts and preferences, and directly push these to customers' smartphones and tablets.
Changing the Structure: Blogging for Real Reform Please also link your post at Wallwisher is failing us today. This is not the first time I have said this, but it is the thought which must begin any conversation about truly "re-forming" our education system. The system in use in the United States, in Canada, in the United Kingdom, in Australia, in Ireland, et al, was designed to fail 75% to 80% of students.
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