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Dutch Authorities Find Google Violates Its Private Data Protection Act | TechCrunch

Dutch Authorities Find Google Violates Its Private Data Protection Act | TechCrunch | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
Google's decision to share user data across Google services, revealed in an update to its policy back in March 2012, isn't strictly kosher with Dutch privacy..
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Privacy is a big issue in the EU and should always taken into account.
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Google Ventures Debuts A New URL And A Redesigned Site With More Founder-Friendly Content | TechCrunch

Google Ventures Debuts A New URL And A Redesigned Site With More Founder-Friendly Content | TechCrunch | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
Google Ventures is debuting a brand new site today, complete with a new URL, lots of founder-friendly content and more.
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Not only this is a must read for all wannabe entrepreneurs but it's a fantastic clean and simple redesign.
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Marblar - Unleash your creativity on technology

Marblar - Unleash your creativity on technology | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
Marblar is your chance to direct the future of science. Collaborate with other creatives to help inventors and investors find uses for cutting edge technologies. Win points, kudos & prizes, and help create new products.
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A repository of great ideas, backed with research and supported by NASA. This is a very promising starting point.

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Scientists Discover New Biological Clock With Age-Measuring Potential

Scientists Discover New Biological Clock With Age-Measuring Potential | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
A new biological clock unveiled today may eventually allow scientists to predict aging.
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Biology and ICT are probably the next areas that will converge. See also Google's project for Death (http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2152422,00.html) But even if we will beat aging or if we manage to postpone death for quite many years, is society ready for it

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PrimeSense Responds to Report of Acquisition Talks With Apple

PrimeSense Responds to Report of Acquisition Talks With Apple | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
Apple is reportedly in talks to acquire PrimeSense, which develops 3D sensors for consumer tech products like Microsoft's Kinect.
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Another move of Apple towards entertainment ?

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Coin

Coin | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
Coin is a new device that can hold and be used like the cards you already carry.
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It was about time for such a device.

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Big Retailer is watching you: stores seek to match online savvy

Big Retailer is watching you: stores seek to match online savvy | Technology & Business | Scoop.it

To counter the online threat, bricks and mortar retailers are playing catch-up, using increasingly sophisticated technology to improve staffing, layout and marketing. Some people are less comfortable being watched in the offline world, prompting many in the business to promise to use only anonymised and aggregated data unless shoppers explicitly give their permission to be tracked. "Too much is happening without consumer consent," said Simon Hay, chief executive of Dunnhumby, the customer science company owned by Tesco that is behind its loyalty scheme.


Via Karl Wabst
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This is a excellent scoop with many links to relevant articles. Everything you need to know about innovation in the retail sector.

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Karl Wabst's curator insight, November 15, 2013 4:35 PM

Digital is transforming the world every day. Someone can and may be tracking us just about anywhere.

 

Stores and websites ought to be actively engaged in transforming fears over privacy in public places to establishing trusted relationships. Don’t hide what you’re doing. Sell it!

 

Where possible, give people an opportunity to be part of the change. Give consumers an easy opt-out. Respect that decision, but make it easy to opt-in again.

 

Nobody likes to have change done to them. Consumers have more choice about who they do business with today. Give them a reason to stay.

 

Additional in-store consumer tracking stories I have covered:


Understanding Digital Customer Engagement on a Physical Level - http://sco.lt/5OadxB
Attention, Shoppers: Store Is Tracking Your Cell - http://sco.lt/8l7a9x
Consumer Reports: How Stores Spy On You - http://sco.lt/59jJ3Z
You are Being Followed. Retail Stores Now Track Customers - http://sco.lt/7zPQfp
High-tech software for retailers discreetly tracks customers - http://sco.lt/6aDdSr
Tactonic expands touch screen technology to the floor - http://sco.lt/7FqFfN
How Walmart and Heineken Will Use Shopperception to Put Your In-store Experience in Context - http://sco.lt/6Cij5d
Why Don't More Shoppers Worry When Big Data's Watching? - http://sco.lt/6rQHZp
A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue - http://sco.lt/5nJ6FV
Aaron's computer rental chain settles FTC spying charges - http://sco.lt/6asbQ1
Could Google Glass Track Your Emotional Response to Ads? - http://sco.lt/5uDJzd

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Million Lines of Code - Information Is Beautiful

Million Lines of Code - Information Is Beautiful | Technology & Business | Scoop.it

Is a million lines of code a lot? How many lines of code are there in Windows? Facebook? iPhone apps? How about a bacterium, a human being, or all the data in the genome database at NIH?


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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More data for data. More statistics, better decisions.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, November 18, 2013 9:27 AM

Glad to see that the Human Genome is still way out there.



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Backed By $4.5 Million In Series A Funding, Mustbin For iPhone Organizes And Secures All Your Personal Data In One Place | TechCrunch

Backed By $4.5 Million In Series A Funding, Mustbin For iPhone Organizes And Secures All Your Personal Data In One Place | TechCrunch | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
Mustbin, a new mobile application emerging from stealth today, and backed by $4.5 million in Series A funding, wants to become the go-to service for..
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The transformation of smartphones and cloud into the only gadget you need with you is in front of us.
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Instagram Success: These Types of Images Drive the Most Engagement (Infographic)

Instagram Success: These Types of Images Drive the Most Engagement (Infographic) | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
A new study unlocks the secrets to what's most shared on the popular social network.
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Choose your photos and filters wisely.

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'The Internet Of Things' And 'Connected Life' Markets Will Change Everything About The Global Consumer Economy

'The Internet Of Things' And 'Connected Life' Markets Will Change Everything About The Global Consumer Economy | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
'The Internet Of Things' and 'Connected Life' markets will change everything about the global consumer economy
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The Internet of Things is here.

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Forbes Insights: The Promise of Privacy

Forbes Insights: The Promise of Privacy | Technology & Business | Scoop.it

Summary: Everyone “knows” that privacy is a sensitive issue when it comes to marketing and big data. A Forbes Insights study conducted in association with Turn, a provider of data-driven marketing services, has found that, while a small subset of consumers care a lot about privacy, what most are concerned with is security. 

This report is based on three interrelated surveys conducted by Forbes Insights in September 2013: one for business-to-consumer (B2C) customers, one for business-to-business (B2B) customers, and the primary or “main” survey for executives from “sellers” to both of these segments. The main survey was completed by 129 executives, the B2C survey by 106 and the B2B survey by 115 participants. 
- See more at: http://www.forbes.com/forbesinsights/promise_of_privacy/index.html#sthash.LeIJtu0g.dpuf

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Privacy in this brave new world is a big issue. Forbes put together a nice report to get the idea.

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These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
These are amazing for studying etymology.
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It is amazing what we can do now with modern or tools.
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10 Surprising Social Media Statistics That Will Make You Rethink Your Social Strategy

10 Surprising Social Media Statistics That Will Make You Rethink Your Social Strategy | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
Know what the fastest-growing demographic on Twitter is? Or how many new members join LinkedIn every second? The answers will surprise you!
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The conclusion is that social media, we like it or not becomes a standard for communication, entertainment, information and our window to the world. As younger generations grow older these social habits will be embraced by more and more people from all generations. it seems that we have to find a way to make the most out of them without being consumed. 

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Crowdfunding in the EU - Consultations - The EU Single Market - European Commission

Crowdfunding in the EU - Consultations - The EU Single Market
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Take part in the EU Consultation about crowd funding.

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EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - FACTSHEET: What is big data?

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - FACTSHEET: What is big data? | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 07 November 2013 What is big data? Every minute the world generates 1.7 million billion bytes of data, equivalent to 360,000 standard DVDs.
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The commission explains what is big data and why they are important.

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Quirky and GE Partner to Conquer the Internet of Things | Wired Design | Wired.com

Quirky and GE Partner to Conquer the Internet of Things | Wired Design | Wired.com | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
A new platform from crowdsourced invention startup Quirky is looking to become the go-to app for your ever-increasing collection of connected items.
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Connect everything
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HeadsUP! Displays Your Smartphone on Your Car's Windshield [VIDEO]

HeadsUP! Displays Your Smartphone on Your Car's Windshield [VIDEO] | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
Tech startup NeXt built HeadsUP!, a visual display that projects often-used cellphone features, such as texting and email, onto the windshield of the car.
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Windshields could serve as screens for a lot more information and not only for smartphone related but how drivers are going to react on that (Especially older people not used in driving in the consoles).

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The Internet of things, stalk by stalk

The Internet of things, stalk by stalk | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
The Internet of things (IoT) will enable profound improvements in productivity. To see it in action, let’s use a farmer and food production as an example.
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Internet of Things is here. Especially in the agricultural sector there are so many applications.

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Google Music Arrives On iOS, Includes A Free Month Of “All Access” Radio

Google Music Arrives On iOS, Includes A Free Month Of “All Access” Radio | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
Google Play Music arrived on iOS today, following reports from earlier this week stating that a launch was “imminent.” The app, which will compete with Apple's iTunes Radio and other streaming music options like Pandora, Spotify and Rdio, offers a...

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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It seems that there is a lot of competition in the streaming music services. Spotify arrived in Greece about a month or two ago. We are looking forward to the launch of Apple's iTunes Radio here and Google play to compare them. 

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, November 15, 2013 12:40 PM

So...it won't be long before students in our schools will have Google Play on their devices. It will be interesting to see what implications this has in the K-12 environment, BYOD, and copyright.

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Google's Book-Scanning Victory: What's at Stake for Authors, Readers

Google's Book-Scanning Victory: What's at Stake for Authors, Readers | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
Google scored a major victory on Nov. 14 in a long-running lawsuit with book authors. Here's why it's important to authors as well as to anyone accessing any type of Web content
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This is a very important ruling that creates enormous opportunities for both online libraries, smaller firms and content aggregators. 

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Twitter Creates Custom Timelines

Twitter Creates Custom Timelines | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
New feature allows users and brands to create specific timelines around topics of their choosing.
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This may prove a useful tool for various applications. 

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If Wearables Are Going to Grow Up, Games Might Point the Way

If Wearables Are Going to Grow Up, Games Might Point the Way | Technology & Business | Scoop.it

In tech circles, the buzz around wearable computing, already a multi-billion dollar market, has never been louder. No one wants to miss the boat if wearable apps are going to be as disruptive as apps for smartphones and tablets, an anxiety reflected well at GDC Next in Los Angeles...

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Games are usually drive such changes. Imagine the posibilities.

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Planning & Estimating Within Scrum Projects

Wolfgang Wendl - Trainer/Consultant , IIL
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A very good and well performed presentation about scrum methodology in projects.

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Facebook Invented Some Cool Big Data Software And Just Gave It Away For Free

Facebook Invented Some Cool Big Data Software And Just Gave It Away For Free | Technology & Business | Scoop.it
Facebook has one of the largest data warehouses in the world, 300 petabytes. It invented a new way to use that database and gave the software away for free.
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Big data and their preservation is big business these days. It seems that Facebook is in the game for good.
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