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Big Data Is Not the New Oil

Big Data Is Not the New Oil | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Every 14 minutes, somewhere in the world, an ad exec strides on stage with the same breathless declaration:

"Data is the new oil!"

It's exciting stuff for marketing types, and it's an easy equation: big data equals big oil, equals big profits. It must be a helpful metaphor to frame something that is not very well understood; I've heard it over and over and over again in the last two years...


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Senate moves to open-data format -- FCW

Senate moves to open-data format -- FCW | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Government watchdogs called the move "great news for the ecosystem."
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US legislation is bulk downloadable now

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The year in local open data - 2014 edition

The year in local open data - 2014 edition | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Map of open data policies It was another year full of encouraging news on the open data front in states and municipalities across the country. New open data policies were approved in municipalities of all sizes from coast to coast, existing open data programs matured and sparked new innovations, and ...
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Council set to publish loads more data as Leeds aspires to become "The Data City"

Council set to publish loads more data as Leeds aspires to become "The Data City" | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Leeds City Council looks like it's about to commit itself to publishing a massive amount of new data on its open data platform, Leeds Data Mill. The pledge is one of a series of recommendations in ...
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People for Smarter Cities

People for Smarter Cities | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
New ideas or existing ones, big or small—all are welcome here. Smarter cities are made with everyone, so join to help IBM & city
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G-Cloud to cut government spending - raconteur.net

G-Cloud to cut government spending - raconteur.net | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Public sector cloud computing is beginning to catch on, but there is still a job to be done in winning sceptical hearts and minds, as John Lamb discovers
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D5 London 2014: leading digital governments - GOV.UK

D5 London 2014: leading digital governments - GOV.UK | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
The UK is hosting the first summit of a new global network called D5 on 9 to 10 December 2014. This is a group of some of the most digitally advanced governments in the world.

The founding members are United Kingdom, South Korea, Estonia, Israel and New Zealand.

We will tweet about the summit from [@CabinetOfficeUK](https://twitter.com/cabinetofficeuk) and [@GDSTeam.](https://twitter.com/gdsteam) Join the conversation with [#D5London. ](https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23d5london&src=typd)
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A news about D5 in UK. Is it OGP replacement?

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"This is a group of some of the most digitally advanced governments in the world."

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Ministers open floodgates to release official data

Ministers open floodgates to release official data | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Information on who owns every property and piece of land in the UK could be available at the touch of a smartphone, under sweeping plans to open masses of government data to the public.
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Crucial for Government to understand the business need for open data

Crucial for Government to understand the business need for open data | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
The Cabinet Office Transparency Team explains how their collaboration with techUK will help them understand businesses' need for open data.
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Open Data On the Ground: Jamaica’s Crimebot

Open Data On the Ground: Jamaica’s Crimebot | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Some areas of Jamaica, particularly major cities such as Kingston and Montego Bay, experience high levels of crime and violence. If you were to type, “What is Jamaica’s biggest problem” in a Google search, you’ll see that the first five results are about crime.
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Bill would create data commission to boost agency effectiveness

Bill would create data commission to boost agency effectiveness | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., want data clearinghouse.
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Surprise! Creativity in the Public Sector

Surprise! Creativity in the Public Sector | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Why a psychedelic cover page to a dry environmental impact report mesmerized the urban planning community
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Wikimedia Blog » Blog Archive » Wikidata for Research – presenting the team and a first sketch of the workplan

Wikimedia Blog » Blog Archive » Wikidata for Research – presenting the team and a first sketch of the workplan | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
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The openness revolution

The openness revolution | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
HOWARD SCHULTZ, the head of Starbucks, said last year that “the currency of leadership is transparency.” If so, bosses should be feeling ever more qualified to...
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Are there votes in digital policy? - raconteur.net

Are there votes in digital policy? - raconteur.net | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Eddie Copeland, head of technology policy at Policy Exchange, reviews where the political parties stand on digital governmen
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Francis Maude speech on open data and transparency - Speeches - GOV.UK

Francis Maude speech on open data and transparency - Speeches - GOV.UK | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Francis Maude spoke at the Institute for Government and announced the release of flood risk assessment data to help local communities.
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UK government embraces new open data standard

UK government embraces new open data standard | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
The Open Contracting Data Standard aims to cut corruption in UK government contracts
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DATA Act Implementation

DATA Act Implementation | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
The administration is working to implement the DATA Act, which, if implemented well, could produce a sea-change in government transparency, and a shift of power from government insiders to the people.
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New Search Tool Driven by API Helps U.S. Companies Comply with Export Laws | Department of Commerce

New Search Tool Driven by API Helps U.S. Companies Comply with Export Laws | Department of Commerce | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Commerce.gov is the official website of the United States Department of Commerce and Secretary of Commerce
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National Library of Spain (BNE) Launches New Version of Linked Open Data Catalog, More LOD Also Available | LJ INFOdocket

National Library of Spain (BNE) Launches New Version of Linked Open Data Catalog, More LOD Also Available | LJ INFOdocket | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
A new version of Datos.bne.es (beta) recently debuted online from the National Library of Spain (Biblioteca Nacional de España/BNE). A BNE blog post (English translation) provides some highlights: RDF Data is CC0 New Visual Interface Bibliographic and Authority Data Available 4,...
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