Blog Cambridge, Mass. – March 4, 2011 – Via Science announced the acquisition of Dataspora, a predictive analytics firm that helps companies solve complex big data problems. The acquisition helps strengthen Via Science’s positioning to support the consumer packaged goods and retail sectors, areas of focus for Dataspora. REFS™ provides the ability to leverage causal mathematics at scale with its supercomputing platform. This allows decision-makers to make better use of data with mathematical models that can diagnose problems or predict future outcomes. Via Science has invested over 10 years and $25 million to prove the value of REFS™ in high-stakes problem areas such as precision medicine and quantitative trading. Dataspora has experience leveraging predictive analytics in numerous industry verticals.
Crowdmap Crowdmap allows you to set up your own deployment of the Ushahidi Platform without having to install it on your own web server. Crowdmap is the fastest, simplest installation of the Ushahidi platform. Within minutes you'll be up and running with your own installation, mapping reports events and visualizing information. Things You Can Do With Crowdmap List of Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing Examples - Best practices Intermediary Platforms Research & Development platforms Innocentive – open innovation problem solvingIdeaConnection – idea marketplace and problem solvingYet2.com – IP market placePRESANS (beta) – connect and solve R&D problemsHypios – online problem solvingInnoget – research intermediary platformOne Billion Minds – online (social) challengesNineSigma – technology problem solvingIdeaken – collaborative crowdsourcingInnovation-community.de – Community of innovators & creators. Marketing, Design & Idea platforms Collective Intelligence & Prediction platforms
Trunk.ly and Newsmix Show Glimpses of the Social Content Reader Evolution Since early last year I’ve been most excited about the prospect of a service to bring me the perfect “social content reader”. I wrote about what I’d like to see in such a reader, but in a nutshell it would provide me with content daily based on all the items shared by the users I follow on multiple services like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Youtube, etc. Now you may say that we already have web services or apps that do this but they’re all pretty basic without enough logic to determine better ways for how to display the content. For instance Flipboard is one of my favorite apps on the iPad. Its ability to provide deep integration with Facebook, Twitter and Google Reader is nice. So for instance I have the ability to isolate the importing of specific Facebook pages, or Twitter lists, or Google Reader folders, but when I go to read these, Flipboard always shows me the most recent items from the last time it refreshed.
Why mind mapping software will go mainstream in 2009 - Mind Mapp A number of recent developments have convinced me that 2009 is the year in which mind mapping software will break into the mainstream as a widely accepted business productivity tool. It has reached an “inflection point” where we will see more rapid growth than ever before. Here are the factors that I believe will drive this rapid growth: The barriers to adoption are falling: Tools have recently emerged that enable workers who do not have licensed copies of a major mind mapping software package to collaborate with those who do. I’m speaking here specifically about Mindjet’s recent announcement of the Mindjet Connect collaborative workspace and the MindManager Web client. How the Big Banks stack up on Facebook, Twitter Social media is gaining traction in the financial services industry. Even the big banks are showing an eagerness to explore Web 2.0 technologies. Here, FierceFinance presents the social media activity of some of the major players on Wall Street. Hover over the various data points to see how each bank stacks up. Dashboard 2 <br /><a href="#"><img alt="Dashboard 2 " src=" height="100%" /></a> So far, six of the top banks command a large Facebook presence.
Cogito semantic technology Cogito for intelligence The Cogito semantic technology The material analyzed through the intelligence process is mostly unstructured: communications, conversations, data, news, etc., and rarely has an organized form, such as a database structure. As a consequence, the activities of analysis and processing can be highly resource consuming, and prone to error. The work of analysts and knowledge workers remains essential, and technology cannot fully replace it (and never will). Nevertheless, with new generation software based on semantic analysis, it is now possible to understand data automatically as well as to support reasoning and stimulate intuition. The limits of standard approaches Next step for Wikileaks: Crowdsourcing classified data - Computerworld News Analysis July 26, 2010 05:33 PM ET Computerworld - WASHINGTON - The release on Sunday by Wikileaks of more than 90,000 documents about military operations in Afghanistan may just be the start of problems for the U.S. government. The online publication of the documents, which offer an inside -- and potentially embarrassing -- look at the war in Afghanistan between 2004 and the end of 2009, represent a failure by the U.S. to control its classified data from insider threat.
September Net2 Think Tank Round-up: Curating Content For this month's Net2 Think Tank, we asked you to share your tips, resources, and ideas about curating content at your organization or enterprise. Below, read the curated list of the community responses we received - and share your own tips in the comments! Here's a quick working definition to get us started: Content curation focuses on using the web to highlight important information in situations where information overload may be a problem. Many organizations today are writing on the web regularly to communicate with their audience. At the same time, information pollution is an increasing problem for the consumers of that content.
How It Works It will take anywhere from 3 seconds to 1 minute for your pic to upload, depending on how big it is. You're going to see this message every time you post a new pic. So, we're making the text really long so that it'll take you at least five picture uploads to read it all. Here's what we're thinking...While your first picture is uploading think about someone you want to kiss.