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How companies can make better use of big data

How companies can make better use of big data | NetEconomics | Scoop.it
The message of 'Big Data @Work' by Thomas H. Davenport is that companies are only beginning to understand the questions they can ask of their vast stores of data.
Like bacteria, big data are lurking in the stomachs of cows.
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You're going to see more and more stories on BigData. Here's today's.

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How a Few Monster Tech Firms are Taking Over Everything from Media to Space ... - Daily Beast

How a Few Monster Tech Firms are Taking Over Everything from Media to Space ... - Daily Beast | NetEconomics | Scoop.it
How a Few Monster Tech Firms are Taking Over Everything from Media to Space ...
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Top 8 Memes and Themes from Bank Innovation 2014 - Finovate

Top 8 Memes and Themes from Bank Innovation 2014 - Finovate | NetEconomics | Scoop.it
The research team from Finovate had a blast at the Bank Innovation 2014 event here in Seattle this week. And from the look of the event's Twitter feed (#BI14), it seems as if those who were attending in spirit were having a ...
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The Creep Factor: How to Think About Big Data and Privacy

The Creep Factor: How to Think About Big Data and Privacy | NetEconomics | Scoop.it
There was a great passage in Alexis Madrigal’s recent interview with Gibu Thomas, who runs innovation at Walmart:
“Our philosophy is pretty simple: When we use data, be transparent to the customers so that they can know what’s going on.
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Is transparency enough to make it palatable? 

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Is the Link Now Broken Between Innovation, Jobs and a Higher Standard of Living?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Is the Link Now Broken Between Innovation, Jobs and a Higher Standard of Living? | NetEconomics | Scoop.it
Last week I wrote about innovation in the digital economy and some of the puzzling questions we are now wrestling with. Is innovation accelerating or slowing down? Have we stopped solving big problems or are we solving bigger problems than...
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FCC proposes tougher rules on joint ad sales at local TV stations

FCC proposes tougher rules on joint ad sales at local TV stations | NetEconomics | Scoop.it
The FCC also wants to restrict broadcasters from teaming up to negotiate with cable companies for fees to carry their broadcast signals.
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Networks, Crowds, and Markets: A Book by David Easley and Jon Kleinberg

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2010 - book published by Cambridge University Press; David Easley adn Jon Kleinberg

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FTC's Second Kids' App Report Finds Little Progress in Addressing Privacy Concerns Surrounding Mobile Applications for Children

FTC's Second Kids' App Report Finds Little Progress in Addressing Privacy Concerns Surrounding Mobile Applications for Children | NetEconomics | Scoop.it

FTC report. "we haven’t seen any progress when it comes to making sure parents have the information they need to make informed choices about apps for their kids. In fact, our study shows that kids' apps siphon an alarming amount of information from mobile devices without disclosing this fact to parents"

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1981 report on KRON about a primitive internet

"Imagine, if you will, sitting down to your morning coffee, turning on your home computer to see the days newspaper. Well, its not as far-fetched as it may s...
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Great clip for talking about history of technology -- or economics -- or innovation/disruption.

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Internet Everywhere: Broadband as a Catalyst for the Digital Economy

Internet Everywhere: Broadband as a Catalyst for the Digital Economy | NetEconomics | Scoop.it

Broadband technologies are essential platforms for 21st century communications and commerce. Not just "broadband" but "fast" -- the words are not synonymous.

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Digital productivity boost eludes wider economy - FT.com

Digital productivity boost eludes wider economy - FT.com | NetEconomics | Scoop.it
Nearly 30 years on from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Robert Solow’s infamous declaration – “You can see the computer age everywhere except in the productivity statistics” – economists are still grappling with the same question.
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Study of metro areas finds education leads to innovation - The News Journal

Study of metro areas finds education leads to innovation - The News Journal | NetEconomics | Scoop.it
Study of metro areas finds education leads to innovation
The News Journal
An analysis of hundreds of metro areas found that the education level of the people in a community was the strongest predictor of where entrepreneurs will grow.
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New Digital Economy Task Force Report Addresses Digital ...

New Digital Economy Task Force Report Addresses Digital ... | NetEconomics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Digital Economy Task Force (DETF) – sponsored by Thomson Reuters and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) – released its report on the ...
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Teaching in the New (Abundant) Economy of Information

Teaching in the New (Abundant) Economy of Information | NetEconomics | Scoop.it
With the proliferation of mobile technology, our ability to access information has increased, dramatically changing the practice of teaching. Comparing the two scenarios, the circumstances couldn't be more different.

Via Luísa Lima
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Research: How Disruption Can Harm Innovation - Innovation Excellence (blog)

Research: How Disruption Can Harm Innovation - Innovation Excellence (blog) | NetEconomics | Scoop.it
Research: How Disruption Can Harm Innovation
Innovation Excellence (blog)
Research: How Disruption Can Harm Innovation Having read the title of this post, I'll bet I know what you're thinking: Disruption is good!
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How Newegg crushed the “shopping cart” patent and saved online retail

How Newegg crushed the “shopping cart” patent and saved online retail | NetEconomics | Scoop.it
It's game over for a patent troll that sued nearly 50 big retailers.
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Jan 27, 2013 - recaps shopping cart patent timeline specifically looking at cases brought by Soverain re shopping carts. Includes Amazon, Netflix, Nordstroms....

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Why 2012 was the year of the e-single

Why 2012 was the year of the e-single | NetEconomics | Scoop.it
E-singles -- stories somewhere between 5,000 and 30,000 words, usually nonfiction, and sold as inexpensive ebooks -- are the format for our time. Here's why.
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Alternative publishing model.

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How can we build a future of post-industrial journalism?

How can we build a future of post-industrial journalism? | NetEconomics | Scoop.it
A manifesto on the future of news published by Columbia University's center for digital journalism argues that the news industry as we know it no longer exists, and existing players need to figure out how to adapt to the new realities of news, and...
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Important for journalism educators. From Columbia University's center for digital journalism

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Megaupload May Have Helped Copyright Holders, Study Finds - SocialTimes

Megaupload May Have Helped Copyright Holders, Study Finds - SocialTimes | NetEconomics | Scoop.it
The shutdown of Megaupload adversely affected movie box office earnings, according to a paper by European researchers European researchers Christian Peukert and Jörg Claussen.
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