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What’s the big deal with big data? Breaking down the year’s buzzword

What’s the big deal with big data? Breaking down the year’s buzzword | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
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Big Data is one of the latest phenomenon to hit tech news. This is ...
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For those of you that don't yet understand what 'Big Data' is - have a read of this simple explanation. 

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A simple explanation about big data. Read this first.

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The fuzzy lines between science fiction and science fact. Digital innovation, the rise of mobile, gaming and other tech innovations like 3D printing continue to fuel start ups around the world and change the face of business forever.
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The rising cost of acquiring mobile-app users is hitting devs like a hurricane | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi

The rising cost of acquiring mobile-app users is hitting devs like a hurricane | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it

set of charts talCosts to acquire new mobile-app users are going up once again.

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Some great information around the costs to acquire new mobile app users.

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Husband And Wife Team Unveil The World's First 3D-Printed Graphene Battery

Husband And Wife Team Unveil The World's First 3D-Printed Graphene Battery | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
A company founded by a married couple has unveiled the world's first ever graphene 3D-printed battery, heralding an era when consumers will be able to produce their own homemade power sources. A team from Graphene 3D Lab, based in Calverton, New York, has spent more than five years designing a material [...]
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This is very interesting innovation and opens up many possibilities.  

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Why Pinterest makes no money but is now worth $3.8 billion

Why Pinterest makes no money but is now worth $3.8 billion | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
AllThingsD just broke the news that Pinterest has raised another huge round with an even fatter valuation, and it's done it without any revenue to boot. Late-stage investor Fidelity Investments led...
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Pintrest is a great business with much success to date, catering to a mainly female market (70% Female users from memory) and really hitting the 24 - 35 year old sector. Pintrest does so well beause a large number of users end up buying items that they are Pinning and Repinning - something like 80%.


Still there are things that Pintrest wont allow users do and some key areas for improvement in this type of platform..


It will be very interesting to see if anyone can take a bite out of their market, I know of a few groups keen to give this a try.

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The neuro games: video games that could boost children's brains

The neuro games: video games that could boost children's brains | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
An American neuroscientist and his team of expert video game developers are looking to create a new class of games designed specifically to help children learn.
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Looks like more fun than Luminosity! 

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Are startups and enterprises better together?

Are startups and enterprises better together? | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Australian startups are receiving increased attention from corporate enterprises, according to entrepreneurs at the York Butter Factory co-working space in Melbourne.
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An interesting article talking about how Enterprises and Startups can enjoy a Symbiotic relationship working together. I know Ash from Bugwolf and believe he is onto a good thing with his testing platform. Its great to see this new wave of local innovative startups hitting the market.

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iOS First. Android Much, Much Later – Haywire

iOS First. Android Much, Much Later – Haywire | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
I have been involved in many situations in all sorts of capacities in and around companies with mobile products where the topic of “When should we go Android?” comes up. My own thinking has evolved on this, and will likely continue to as the world changes. But, for […]
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An opinion piece discussing the question for start ups with IOS products as to when to build an Android version 

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World’s First Cancer Treating Nanorobot Unveiled in South Korea

World’s First Cancer Treating Nanorobot Unveiled in South Korea | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
A group of South Korean scientists have developed a microscopic robot that can both detect and treat cancer.
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Looks like something out of the Matrix, very cool. NanoRobots fighting Cancer - bring it on!

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NASA Starts Work on Real Life Star Trek Warp Drive

"Perhaps a Star Trek experience within our lifetime is not such a remote possibility." These are the words of Dr. Harold "Sonny" White, the Advanced Propulsion Theme Lead for the NASA Engineering Directorate. Dr. White and his colleagues don't just believe a real life warp drive is theoretically possible; they've already started the work to create one.

 

The answer lies precisely in those laws of physics. Dr. White and other physicists have found loopholes in some mathematical equations—loopholes that indicate that warping the space-time fabric is indeed possible.

 

Working at NASA Eagleworks—a skunkworks operation deep at NASA's Johnson Space Center—Dr. White's team is trying to find proof of those loopholes. They have "initiated an interferometer test bed that will try to generate and detect a microscopic instance of a little warp bubble" using an instrument called the White-Juday Warp Field Interferometer.

 

By creating one of these warp bubbles, the spaceship's engine will compress the space ahead and expand the space behind, moving it to another place without actually moving, and carrying none of the adverse effects of other travel methods. According to Dr. White, "by harnessing the physics of cosmic inflation, future spaceships crafted to satisfy the laws of these mathematical equations may actually be able to get somewhere unthinkably fast—and without adverse effects."

 

He says that, if everything is confirmed in these practical experiments, we would be able to create an engine that will get us to Alpha Centauri "in two weeks as measured by clocks here on Earth." The time will be the same in the spaceship and on Earth, he claims, and there will not be "tidal forces inside the bubble, no undue issues, and the proper acceleration is zero. When you turn the field on, everybody doesn't go slamming against the bulkhead, which would be a very short and sad trip."

 

Read more here: http://gizmodo.com/5942634/nasa-starts-development-of-real-life-star-trek-warp-drive

 

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It was only a matter of time!

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How Startup Funding Works Infographic

Infographic that describes how startup funding works when a company goes from idea to IPO
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Great article which shows all the stages of start-up funding.

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Alzheimer's documentary ‘Alive Inside’ pushes for music therapy

Alzheimer's documentary ‘Alive Inside’ pushes for music therapy | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Michael Rossato-Bennett initially thought it was the worst job he had ever taken.

The filmmaker was flabbergasted when he entered a nursing home on a commission to film a few clips for a website.

"I walked into these hallways with hundreds of residents in wheelchairs just sitting on the side of the hallway, and I had felt like I'd entered into Dante's 'Inferno,'" he said.
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Checkout the 2 minute preview of the soon to be released documentary 'Alive inside' - Music therapy is something that  I expect will gain momentum in the years ahead as the science behind it improves. 


Watch this space for on this subject.

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Appster: two 13-year-olds at the heart of a start-up

Appster: two 13-year-olds at the heart of a start-up | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Mark and Josiah met online at 13; their business will turn over $10 million this year.
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This is a great story from Melbourne about a promising start-up called Appster and the two guys Mark and Josiah who have founded the business. I know these guys and know this business reasonably well, I am excited by their drive, determination and vision. Good luck to them, it's always great to see locally grown success! I also like the fact that neither of the guys went to University, something I did not know to now! Watch this space for more great local start-up stories.

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Seriously, Pinterest?

Seriously, Pinterest? | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, Pinterest released the news that it had hired the Unilever marketer who built Axe into a male mega-brand as its new Head of Brand. I'm sure David Rubin is terrific. But given Pinterest's
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This is a really interesting article talking about how a company like Pintrest which is having its most success as a platform used by woman has so few woman working for it, they just hired a guy as Head of Brand, seems weird to me.


As par of a company who are incubating a female focused product i will be looking to help create the best dream team of people i can find, people who best know the problems the product solves, best knows the users and their behaviors - Woman! 

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Is the Internet of Things strategic to the enterprise? | ZDNet

Is the Internet of Things strategic to the enterprise? | ZDNet | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Few are disputing the growth of connected devices of all kinds -- from office equipment to smartdust -- will be historic. But will it be critical to the survival and growth of the enterprise?
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Here is a great article regarding the 'Internet of Things' (IoT) and the impact for the enterprise. Predictions of this market being worth US$8.9 trillion with more the 212 billion connected things by 2020 is mind blowing.

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From flipping burgers at Maccas to million-dollar video games super star: meet Matt 'Nadeshot' Haag

From flipping burgers at Maccas to million-dollar video games super star: meet Matt 'Nadeshot' Haag | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Matt Haag used to flip burgers at McDonald's. Now, 22, he makes $1 million playing Call of Duty.
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1.5 million YouTube subscribers and a Red Bull contract, professional gaming has come a long way.

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26 Mistakes I see Founders Make When Pitching to VCs | LinkedIn

26 Mistakes I see Founders Make When Pitching to VCs | LinkedIn | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
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Great list to aware of when pitching.

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5 amazing things your brain does while you sleep

5 amazing things your brain does while you sleep | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
We spend a third of our lives sleeping, an activity as crucial to our health and well-being as eating.
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More reasons to enjoy your sleep.

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Amazon is now aggressively going after Google’s core business

Amazon is now aggressively going after Google’s core business | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Amazon and Google, having evolved well beyond their respective beginnings as on online bookstore and a web search engine, are now expanding in ways that bring them closer to becoming direct competitors. The latest: Amazon is spending $970 million to buy Twitch, a live-streaming site for videogame players that was viewed by more than 55 million unique visitors in...
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Good to see someone finally trying to eat into Google's business, if anyone has a chance Amazon does. Will be interesting to see how this pans out.

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7 Things Insanely Rich Founders Want You to Know About Startups

Life and business lessons from supersuccessful entrepreneurs.
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Some great advice from some of the best in the business regarding your start-up.

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Amazon buys Twitch for almost $1 billion: Five things you need to know about its latest purchase

Amazon buys Twitch for almost $1 billion: Five things you need to know about its latest purchase | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
E-commerce giant Amazon has splashed out, paying close to $US1 billion for live video gaming platform Twitch.
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Amazon buys video game streaming company Twitch for close to $US 1 Billion. The power (value) of a large active community. 50 million monthly active users watching more than 16 million minutes of game play a month.

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Machine Learning Algorithm Studying Fine Art Paintings Sees Things Art Historians Had Never Noticed — The Physics arXiv Blog — Medium

Machine Learning Algorithm Studying Fine Art Paintings Sees Things Art Historians Had Never Noticed — The Physics arXiv Blog — Medium | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence reveals previously unrecognised influences between great artists
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Fascinating article discussing machine learning Algorithm study on fine art paintings and what was discovered.

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9 Things You Should Never Do When Pitching To Investors

9 Things You Should Never Do When Pitching To Investors | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it

AHere are nine pitching no-no's.

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A good refresher here for anyone about to enter the Dragons Den!

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Mobile Internet investment explosion: $47B in M&A plus $14B in investments

Mobile Internet investment explosion: $47B in M&A plus $14B in investments | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Over the last 12 months we've seen an unprecedented explosion of financial deals in the mobile space. That includes a staggering $47 billion in mergers and acquisitions -- plus $14 billion in inves...
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Investment in mobile is running hot...Hopefully a tool to assist mCommerce will attract some of the action!

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The Music Industry Is Literally Brainwashing You to Like Bad Pop Songs — Here's How

The Music Industry Is Literally Brainwashing You to Like Bad Pop Songs — Here's How | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Do you really love the songs you say you do?
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Some very interesting science emerging around the ability of Music to help 'rewire' the brain (neuroplasticity) here is an article talking about this fascinating field. Further research into this field could help make further break through's in Neuroscience with the potential to help a wide spectrum of people. Music therapy could well become very mainstream in the years ahead.


Watch this space for the launch of a new charity looking to raise funds to further research and work in this area.

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Playground of Literacy

Playground of Literacy | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Stories for kids by kids. The 'Playground of Literacy' brings the world together through literacy and our collective imagination.
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People - this is a fantastic idea looking for crowd based funding. The World Literacy Foundation along with my buddies at Media Saints are looking to build a platform to enable 4  -10 year old enhance their literacy through creative story telling. Get on board and donate a fiver (or more) to get this fantastic project off the ground.

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Microsoft and Skype may have just invented the world's first real universal translator | Cult of Mac

Microsoft and Skype may have just invented the world's first real universal translator | Cult of Mac | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it

Thia Universal translators are a common trope in science fiction. In The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, they come in the form of the babelfish, a tiny crusta

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This is very cool, how long will it be before studying languages at school will be obsolete?

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