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How The Internet Has Spread Around The World [Infographic]

How The Internet Has Spread Around The World [Infographic] | Software Innovation | Scoop.it
The world wide web has become significantly more worldwide over the past two decades. By 2010, more than 2 billion people--or about one-third of the global population--had access to the internet, up from something like .05 percent in 1990, and less than 10 percent of users worldwide now reside in the U.S.
As seen in this visualization two big trends are evident: the geographical diversification of the web, and China's sudden expansion and global dominance as an internet presence...

Further information explaining these trends comes from Google's public data tool. Take a look at the additional charts at the link--the first shows the relative proportion of internet users by country, and the second shows each country's total number of users.
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Lauren Moss's curator insight, December 13, 2012 2:06 PM

This analysis offers an interesting visual portrait of the rise of internet usage, incorporating several data-driven interactive graphs that chart internet user growth by country as well as as a percentage of population.

Anthony Burke's curator insight, December 13, 2012 3:15 PM

Two big trends are evident: the geographical diversification of the web, and China's sudden expansion and global dominance as an internet presence...

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 28, 2012 9:05 AM

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Graphene nanoribbons could be the savior of Moore’s Law

Graphene nanoribbons could be the savior of Moore’s Law | Software Innovation | Scoop.it

With each new generation of microchips, transistors are being placed closer and closer together. This can only go on so long before there’s no more room to improve, or something revolutionary has to come along to change everything. One of the materials that might be the basis of that revolution is none other than graphene. Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley are hot on the trail of a form of so-called nanoribbon graphene that could increase the density of transistors on a computer chip by as much as 10,000 times.


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Interesting stuff - wonder what could this mean for computing capacity 10 years down the line?

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For the past few decades, the concept of Moore's Law has proven to be relatively accurate in saying that the density of transistors able to be placed on an integrated circuit roughly doubles every two years. However, as transistors are manufactured to be placed increasingly close together, it can be foreseen that there will soon be no more room for improvement using current methods and materials. Recent developments in graphene technology may allow for more spatially efficient  circuits in the future, thereby continuing this trend of doubling transistor density.

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MIT: How to make big things out of small interlocking composite components

MIT: How to make big things out of small interlocking composite components | Software Innovation | Scoop.it

MIT researchers have developed a lightweight structure whose tiny blocks can be snapped together much like the bricks of a child’s construction toy. The new material, the researchers say, could revolutionize the assembly of airplanes, spacecraft, and even larger structures, such as dikes and levees.

 

Neil Gershenfeld, director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, likens the structure — which is made from tiny, identical, interlocking parts — to chainmail. The parts, based on a novel geometry that Cheung developed with Gershenfeld, form a structure that is 10 times stiffer for a given weight than existing ultralight materials. But this new structure can also be disassembled and reassembled easily — such as to repair damage, or to recycle the parts into a different configuration.

 

The individual parts can be mass-produced; Gershenfeld and Cheung are developing a robotic system to assemble them into wings, airplane fuselages, bridges or rockets — among many other possibilities.

The new design combines three fields of research, Gershenfeld says: fiber composites, cellular materials (those made with porous cells) and additive manufacturing (such as 3-D printing, where structures are built by depositing rather than removing material).

With conventional composites — now used in everything from golf clubs and tennis rackets to the components of Boeing’s new 787 airplane — each piece is manufactured as a continuous unit. Therefore, manufacturing large structures, such as airplane wings, requires large factories where fibers and resins can be wound and parts heat-cured as a whole, minimizing the number of separate pieces that must be joined in final assembly. That requirement meant, for example, Boeing’s suppliers have had to build enormous facilities to make parts for the 787.

 

Pound for pound, the new technique allows much less material to carry a given load. This could not only reduce the weight of vehicles, for example — which could significantly lower fuel use and operating costs — but also reduce the costs of construction and assembly, while allowing greater design flexibility. The system is useful for “anything you need to move, or put in the air or in space,” says Cheung, who will begin work this fall as an engineer at NASA’s Ames Research Center. 

 

The concept, Gershenfeld says, arose in response to the question, “Can you 3-D print an airplane?” While he and Cheung realized that 3-D printing was an impractical approach at such a large scale, they wondered if it might be possible instead to use the discrete “digital” materials that they were studying.

“This satisfies the spirit of the question,” Gershenfeld says, “but it’s assembled rather than printed.” The team is now developing an assembler robot that can crawl, insectlike, over the surface of a growing structure, adding pieces one by one to the existing structure.


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MIT researchers have developed a lightweight structure whose tiny blocks can be snapped together much like the bricks of a child’s construction toy.

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ARM and Oracle agree long-term Java support deal for current and future platforms - ITProPortal

ARM and Oracle agree long-term Java support deal for current and future platforms - ITProPortal | Software Innovation | Scoop.it
ARM and Oracle agree long-term Java support deal for current and future platforms ITProPortal ARM and Oracle this week announced a multi-year agreement to continue optimising Java Standard Edition (SE) for ARM's current 32-bit platforms and for...
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Segmentation Methods Using Facebook 'Likes' - Reveals Your Intimate Secrets

Segmentation Methods Using Facebook 'Likes' - Reveals Your Intimate Secrets | Software Innovation | Scoop.it
Did you know that your 'Likes' on Facebook could expose intimate details about you as well as personality traits you might not want to share with anyone? Some things about ourselves we rather keep

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Miur. 30 milioni per startup

Miur. 30 milioni per startup | Software Innovation | Scoop.it
Tutto da leggere il minisito dedicato al megabando per finanziare attività innovative, con 30 milioni per le startup (Miur). Si rivolge a imprese che hanno meno di 6 anni e che operano in Calabria, Campania, Puglia, Sicilia, ...

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Facebook Graph Search: The Experts Speak

Facebook Graph Search: The Experts Speak | Software Innovation | Scoop.it

"Graph Search is the next big thing on Facebook. Everyone’s talking about how it will impact Facebook from a user’s perspective and how businesses can leverage it.

 

In particular, I wanted to get a better idea of what all of the Facebook marketing experts thought about it, so I surveyed a bunch of my friends".

 

Read More:http://www.jonloomer.com/2013/01/16/facebook-graph-search-experts/


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How The Internet Has Spread Around The World [Infographic]

How The Internet Has Spread Around The World [Infographic] | Software Innovation | Scoop.it
The world wide web has become significantly more worldwide over the past two decades. By 2010, more than 2 billion people--or about one-third of the global population--had access to the internet, up from something like .05 percent in 1990, and less than 10 percent of users worldwide now reside in the U.S.
As seen in this visualization two big trends are evident: the geographical diversification of the web, and China's sudden expansion and global dominance as an internet presence...

Further information explaining these trends comes from Google's public data tool. Take a look at the additional charts at the link--the first shows the relative proportion of internet users by country, and the second shows each country's total number of users.
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Internet Evolution in different countries...

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Lauren Moss's curator insight, December 13, 2012 2:06 PM

This analysis offers an interesting visual portrait of the rise of internet usage, incorporating several data-driven interactive graphs that chart internet user growth by country as well as as a percentage of population.

Anthony Burke's curator insight, December 13, 2012 3:15 PM

Two big trends are evident: the geographical diversification of the web, and China's sudden expansion and global dominance as an internet presence...

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 28, 2012 9:05 AM

Those Great Infographics

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Wearable microchip monitors vital signs, draws power from cell phones

Wearable microchip monitors vital signs, draws power from cell phones | Software Innovation | Scoop.it

Monitoring medical vital signs requires expensive, bulky equipment, but this could soon change thanks to a sensor being developed for the market that is so small it could be embedded in bandage. The microchip was created by electrical engineers at Oregon State University and is ready for clinical trials while a patent is currently being processed.

 

The reason the system-on-a-chip device is so small and thin, roughly the same as a postage stamp, is the absence of a battery. Here is the most impressive aspect of the sensor: it draws power from the radio-frequency energy emitted by a cell phone. It can harvest that type of energy within 15 feet (4.5 meters), and also from other radio-emitting devices. Even body heat and movement could theoretically power the sensor, the researchers say.

 

 


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Gephi, an open source graph visualization and manipulation software

Gephi, an open source graph visualization and manipulation software | Software Innovation | Scoop.it

Gephi is an open-source software for visualizing and analyzing large networks graphs. Gephi uses a 3D render engine to display graphs in real-time and speed up the exploration.


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Open Innovation – platform for innovation professionals » The ...

Open Innovation – platform for innovation professionals » The ... | Software Innovation | Scoop.it
“Mention the word “innovation” and most people will think of extraordinary inventions created by solitary geniuses,” as mentioned in the first line of Ernst & Young‘s introduction to (one of) their innovation model(s). The article is titled: Innovation for Growth: a spiral approach to business model innovation. A promising introduction: it seems to include (organizational) growth theories, innovation management theory and business model theory. Again, after last year’s successful article on Deloitte’s Fast Growth Track, we’ll take a closer look on this model. Is this model theoretically justified? And if yes – assuming it’s an absolute yes – why does it work and how could it help you?

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“Rules” for Social Advertising

“Rules” for Social Advertising | Software Innovation | Scoop.it

Social advertising can be short, sweet, focused and cheap

 

SUMMARY: Effective social advertising campaigns don't have to be expensive or extensive, Sylvia Jensen writes. Research the right social nets for your audience, she recommends. Write ads to encourage interaction, not passive consumption. And get out your scalpel to become a keyword surgeon and concentrate on short messages that work as an elevator pitch to bring prospects to the next level.

 

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Social Media Marketing Takes Flight in 2013 - 13 Trends Ready for Take-Off

Social Media Marketing Takes Flight in 2013 - 13 Trends Ready for Take-Off | Software Innovation | Scoop.it
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SEO FAQ's Guide [Infographic]

SEO FAQ's Guide [Infographic] | Software Innovation | Scoop.it

Here is a great infographic on keyword research, site architecture and structure, page optimisation for SEO, link building, SEO tactics, linkbaiting and social media.

 

This guide will help you find areas for improvements in your SEO techniques, and most certainly will offer insight on if you are on the right track or not with your websites SEO.


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Silicon Beach, missione California per sette startup campane

Silicon Beach, missione California  per sette startup campane | Software Innovation | Scoop.it
Gli imprenditori americani specializzati nell'hitech sono pronti a investire su startup italiane, a cominciare da quelle del Sud. Tre gli appuntamenti in programma per mettere in vetrina il meglio dell'innovazione nata al di sotto della linea gotica.

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Primo follow up dopo il successo della VII edizione del Premio Best Practices per l'Innovazione di COnfindustria Salerno.

Un pattuglia di startup e aziende innovative sbarca in California per cercare di bissare il successo di Personal Factory (vincitore del premio 2012) e sviluppare nuovo business negli USA.

La missione è state resa possibile grazie alla sinergia tra il Premio e Bridges to Italy.

 

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Hurst Lecture Series: A Conversation with Eric Schmidt

This event features Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google, and author of The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business in conversation with Walter Isaacson, president and CEO, the Aspen Institute.


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Ecco i vincitori della VII edizione del Premio Best Practices

Ecco i vincitori della VII edizione del Premio Best Practices | Software Innovation | Scoop.it

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Vincitori del 7° Premio Best Practices di Salerno.

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Giuseppe De Nicola's curator insight, June 9, 2013 3:31 AM

Il progetto Xtravision della emiliana Eurtronik (http://www.premiobestpractices.it/premioinnovazione/2013/05/xtravision/) e il trattamento dei dolori cronici della milanese WISE (http://www.premiobestpractices.it/upstart/2013/05/wise-srl-elettronica-elastica-che-produce-elettrodi-per-neurostimolazione-per-la-cura-del-dolore-cronico-e-del-parkinson/) sono rispettivamente i vincitori della sezione aziende e upstart della VII edizione del Premio Best Practices per l'Innovazione di Confindustria Salerno.

 

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Boom per Best Pactices Salerno capitale 2.0

Boom per Best Pactices  Salerno capitale 2.0 | Software Innovation | Scoop.it
All’appello manca solo la Val d’Aosta, ma con tutto il rispetto non è un’irrimediabile lacuna.

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7° Premio Best Practices a Salerno il 6/7 Giugno 2013 !!!

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Future of Machine Learning: Automated tools aim to make it easier to teach a computer than to program it

Future of Machine Learning: Automated tools aim to make it easier to teach a computer than to program it | Software Innovation | Scoop.it

Machine learning – the ability of computers to understand data, manage results, and infer insights from uncertain information – is the force behind many recent revolutions in computing. Email spam filters, smartphone personal assistants and self-driving vehicles are all based on research advances in machine learning. Unfortunately, even as the demand for these capabilities is accelerating, every new application requires a Herculean effort.  Even a team of specially-trained machine learning experts makes only painfully slow progress due to the lack of tools to build these systems.

 

The Probabilistic Programming for Advanced Machine Learning (PPAML) program was launched to address this challenge. Probabilistic programming is a new programming paradigm for managing uncertain information. By incorporating it into machine learning, PPAML seeks to greatly increase the number of people who can successfully build machine learning applications and make machine learning experts radically more effective. Moreover, the program seeks to create more economical, robust and powerful applications that need less data to produce more accurate results – features inconceivable with today’s technology.

 

“We want to do for machine learning what the advent of high-level program languages 50 years ago did for the software development community as a whole,” said Kathleen Fisher, DARPA program manager.

 

“Our goal is that future machine learning projects won’t require people to know everything about both the domain of interest and machine learning to build useful machine learning applications. Through new probabilistic programming languages specifically tailored to probabilistic inference, we hope to decisively reduce the current barriers to machine learning and foster a boom in innovation, productivity and effectiveness.”

 

To familiarize potential participants with the technical objectives of PPAML, DARPA will host a Proposers' Day on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. For details, visit:http://www.solers.com/BAAinfo-reg/ppaml. Registration closes on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 5 p.m. ET.  

 

The PPAML program is scheduled to run 46 months, with three phases of activity from 2013 to 2017. Fisher believes a successful solution will involve contributions from many areas, including statistics and probabilistic modeling, approximation algorithms, machine learning, programming languages, program analysis, compilers, high-performance software, and parallel and distributed computing.

 

The DARPA Special Notice document describing the specific capabilities sought is available at http://go.usa.gov/2PhW.

 

Associated images posted on www.darpa.mil may be reused according to the terms of the DARPA User Agreement, available here: http://go.usa.gov/nYr.


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Facebook SEO Comes to Life as Graph Search Launches

Facebook SEO Comes to Life as Graph Search Launches | Software Innovation | Scoop.it

The creation of Graph Search is reflective of the current direction of social which is the inevitable convergence of social and search. With so much information being created and limited alignment between traditional search and the social graph, Graph Search could be a key bridge to a new type of search behavior based on relevant and timely socially curated content.

 

Read More: http://socialmediatoday.com/larry-weintraub/1171711/facebook-seo-comes-life-graph-search-launches


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How will the Graph Search on Facebook effect SEO?

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how facebook effective for seo perspective?
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Don’t Forget The “Marketing” in Content Marketing

Don’t Forget The “Marketing” in Content Marketing | Software Innovation | Scoop.it
Do you know why your content marketing campaign is going to fail? It’s not because you can’t write great content… it’s actually because you don’t know how to promote it.

You can learn how to write great content, but if no one reads your content and links to it, there’s no point in putting it out there.

People will tell you that it is easy to promote great content through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, which is true to some extent, but it most cases it isn’t.

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Eliza Steely's curator insight, December 14, 2012 9:42 AM

The words you choose and how you choose to promote them really does matter. 

Sheldon Smickley's comment, December 14, 2012 1:29 PM
I think the biggest thing I have learned here is way to communicate with website owners. #1 tip, be super positive and fun!!
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A leap forward in brain-controlled computer cursors

A leap forward in brain-controlled computer cursors | Software Innovation | Scoop.it

Stanford researchers have designed the fastest, most accurate algorithm yet for brain-implantable prosthetic systems that can help disabled people maneuver computer cursors with their thoughts. The algorithm’s speed, accuracy and natural movement approach those of a real arm, doubling performance of existing algorithms.


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Overcoming resistance to innovation

Overcoming resistance to innovation | Software Innovation | Scoop.it

Well, there I've gone and said it. Yes, the title is about resistance to innovation. You may ask yourself, who is crazy enough to resist innovation? And the true answer is: all of us. Because while the result of innovation can be excellent new products and services, the implementation of innovation brings about the dreaded "C" word. Change. And believe me, any person, team or corporation is completely capable of resisting change. One reason innovation is difficult to do is the undeniable fact that innovation introduces change.


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Social Media Metrics: Separating Vanity From Valuable

Social Media Metrics: Separating Vanity From Valuable | Software Innovation | Scoop.it
With so much data swimming around, knowing which metrics to pay attention to can be difficult. Knowing which ones matter to your company and which ones are simply vanity metrics is important if you are to improve your social media efforts...

 

No matter what industry you’re in, data will always play a key part. Data provides certainly and cold, hard facts that can help businesses thrive. It’s no surprise that by their very nature, the Web and social media have sped up the progress of analytic tools, becoming faster and more accurate. It’s why the majority of social media sites offer up their own analytics tools and why there are many so many are looking for real stats to work from.


Yet sometimes having a lot of data at your fingertips can be a hindrance. Our analytics can be filled with so much data that it can be difficult to determine what data is useful. It can be dangerous to take one metric on its own at face value so a combination of different metrics can help paint a picture of how well your social media activity is going.

There are a number of different engagement types out there, but here are the ones you should keep in mind when you’re devising a strategy.

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Social Media: Where to Distribute B2B Content Marketing [Research/Chart]

Social Media: Where to Distribute B2B Content Marketing [Research/Chart] | Software Innovation | Scoop.it

About nine out of ten B2B marketers use social media to distribute their content marketing according to recent research by the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs. On average these marketers use five social media sites to spread their content marketing more broadly through social sharing.

 

For B2B marketers, this requires that your content marketing be formatted to work well on the social media platforms where you place it and that you encourage readers to share it. (Here’s a chart showing how to leverage different types of content marketing across social media.)

 

Respondents cited fourteen different social media platforms that they used to distribute content. (Here’s additional research and analysis from the content marketing survey.) Half of the social media venues were used by over 20% of respondents.

 

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How To Improve Your SEO Social Indicators

How To Improve Your SEO Social Indicators | Software Innovation | Scoop.it

What do social signals have to do with your SEO campaign? Maybe more than you think. And the divide between SEO and social media seems to shrink every day.

 

Google and Bing have both confirmed that social indicators are becoming increasingly important and that they are already being used to some degree, to create ranking results.

 

Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ are the most important to Google and, unsurprisingly, Google+ leads the way in helping to promote a site in Google rankings.

 

Choose your social sites wisely, integrate your efforts within your own site, and conduct some competitor analysis on the top performers in your industry. Then try these six techniques to improve your social indicators.

 

Find Out More: http://raventools.com/blog/6-techniques-improve-seo-social-indicators/


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