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NYU partners with venture firm to make city a hub for startups using artificial intelligence - Crain's New York Business

NYU partners with venture firm to make city a hub for startups using artificial intelligence - Crain's New York Business | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it
School and venture capital fund ff Venture Capital to support five startups using computers to mimic human intelligence
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Meet Karen Sievewright, managing director of U of T’s new entrepreneurship hub | U of T News

Meet Karen Sievewright, managing director of U of T’s new entrepreneurship hub | U of T News | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it

When Karen Sievewright moved into her new office in the Best Building on College Street in early November, she discovered an old bottle of white wine. “It was so old it had turned brandy coloured,” she recalled.

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"She is in charge of the hub that oversees ALL of UofT's incubators"

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How a Toronto professor’s research revolutionized artificial intelligence | Toronto Star

How a Toronto professor’s research revolutionized artificial intelligence | Toronto Star | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence research using neural networks has taken off, with a $400-million boost from Google, in part thanks to Canadian Geoffrey Hinton.
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"if you ask these three people what kept neural network research alive, they are likely to cite CIFAR, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. "

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IFTTT

IFTTT | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it
IFTTT puts the internet to work for you. Create simple connections between the products you use every day. Learn more!
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Stands for ¨If This Then That"
You can use it on your phone to automate tasks....

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Coordinates : A resource on positioning, navigation and beyond » Blog Archive » Building national capacity through spatial standards policies

Coordinates : A resource on positioning, navigation and beyond » Blog Archive » Building national capacity through spatial standards policies | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it
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Good description about which data comes from which sources combined to provide which information and which product for governments

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Works in Progress | CHI 2014

Works in Progress | CHI 2014 | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it
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CHI – pronounced kai – is a place to see, discuss and learn about the future of how people interact with technology. At any minute you might experience a new gesture interface for tablets, learn how developing countries use mobile phones for maternal health, play soccer against someone 3000 miles away, or debate the future of online education.

 

Sara Diamond presented last year. Next May it's in San Jose:

https://chi2016.acm.org/wp/

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Pricing | Persio | Putting Control Back in the Hands of Marketers

Pricing | Persio | Putting Control Back in the Hands of Marketers | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it

Discover the prices and features of our three platform packages: Basic, Pro and Enterprise. Pricing is based on a monthly platform fee and associated with the number of profiles we manage.

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"Control in the Marketer's Hands"

This also shows monthly pricing for personalised CRM/marketing

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Street Contxt - Reinventing Communication Across The Street - Solutions

Street Contxt - Reinventing Communication Across The Street - Solutions | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it
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Interesting way to explain security to everyone

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ThinkData Works

ThinkData Works | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it
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Their portal for open data. 4000 sets from across Canada

 

 

"you can not only search for what you want, but also narrow things down by filtering within sources and categories. Once you’ve found what you’re looking for, you can download, connect using our API, or pop it into a custom collection"

 

namara.io

 

We could use this, since they've already gathered all the open data (presumably)

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In a fierce fight for talent, Canadian startups try to edge out Google and Facebook

In a fierce fight for talent, Canadian startups try to edge out Google and Facebook | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it
Not everyone is bold enough to reject a full-time gig at the almighty Google Inc. But Mathieu Blais-D'Amours did on his way to eventually quadrupling what the firm based in Mountain View, Calif., offered to pay him.
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The Wolfram Data Drop Is Live!—Stephen Wolfram Blog

The Wolfram Data Drop Is Live!—Stephen Wolfram Blog | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it

Stephen Wolfram announces the Wolfram Data Drop: universal accumulator and organizer of data from anywhere, for use by anyone. Data from sensors, devices, programs, humans, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, APIs, email, Twitter, forms, connected devices, embedded code...

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"it’s a universal accumulator of data, set up to get—and organize—data coming from sensors, devices, programs, or for that matter, humans or anything else. And to store this data in the cloud in a way that makes it completely seamless to compute with. "

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OpenSensors.io – Connecting Things

OpenSensors.io – Connecting Things | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it

OpenSensors.io an Open
Source Internet of Things platform that enables anyone to create
real time smart IoT products. You decide to whether publish your data
for all to access with an open data license or keep it for
your private use.

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"Create real time public and private IoT applications. Open Data projects are free and private plans start at $19.99/month."

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BC Hydro misled utilities commission on information-technology costs: NDP

BC Hydro misled utilities commission on information-technology costs: NDP | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it
The allegations focus on a BC Hydro five-year plan for information technology and telecommunications and the company chosen to provide the software
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STA4273H Winter 2015 Home Page

STA4273H : index
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Statistical machine learning course homepage with videos by Ruslan Salakhutdinov

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Home

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Accelerating Water Innovation SOWC Data provides the ability to capture, analyze, and visualize real-time climatic and watershed data in support of new software, monitoring technology and research applications. Facilities are available for evaluating the presence of contaminants in drinking water, and testing the effectiveness of their
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Data, sensors... Trudeau just invested $12M

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The Working Group - Web and mobile application development

The Working Group - Web and mobile application development | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it
Thinkers, coders, designers and friends – joyfully creating the web and mobile world.
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They do product development (for startups) in Toronto and NY. Impressive client list. Also: "Promising startups are invited to apply to our acceleration program. We partner with committed teams from the early seed to series A stage, investing in you through strategy, design and software development."

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'Trusty', plataforma de inclusión digital y gestión financiera

'Trusty', plataforma de inclusión digital y gestión financiera | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it
Cuéntanos a quién le fías. Te conviene y le conviene
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I found this project on the website hackathon.io

It's where we posted our RBC project.

They have a link to their site/prototype? too

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Canada’s long-form census is back for 2016 | Toronto Star

Canada’s long-form census is back for 2016 | Toronto Star | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it
A day after taking office, the Liberal government announced the 61-question long census form will be restored for 2016 census
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“Other countries are moving away from traditional census taking and moving towards the data collection on a broader scale to get the data that is necessary for researchers, for businesses and academics,”

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New Tool Expands Tracking of Personal Data on the Web | Data Science Institute

New Tool Expands Tracking of Personal Data on the Web | Data Science Institute | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it

Columbia Researchers Present “Sunlight” at Computer Security Conference A second generation tool designed by Columbia researchers attempts to bring greater transparency to how personal data is used on the Web.

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“The Web is like the Wild West,” says Roxana Geambasu, a computer scientist at Columbia Engineering and the Data Science Institute. “There’s no oversight of how our data are being collected, exchanged and used.”

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Bootstrapping in America

Bootstrapping in America | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it
Check out this 3-minute video of Iris Mobile CEO Marc Grabowski featured in Bootstrapping in America.
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There are two interesting things here:

1. This show, Bootstrapping in America, has interviews of CEOs of various startups

2. This particular interview is about "the effective use of data is changing how we market to consumers"

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Monday, September 21, 2015 | Daily Bulletin

Monday, September 21, 2015 | Daily Bulletin | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it
Waterloo, Thomson Reuters partner on Big Data Researchers from the University of Waterloo are partnering with global information company Thomson Reuters to launch a collaborative research investigation on large-scale data integration and data cleaning. Professor Ihab F. Ilyas, Alexandra Roatis and Mina Farid from the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science will lead the project, which will create algorithms to highlight anomalies in enterprise data sets aimed at improving data quality.
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"collaborative research created by the establishment of Thomson Reuters Labs™ – Waterloo Region. The Lab will allow Thomson Reuters and the University of Waterloo to conduct applied data innovation research and experimentation on Thomson Reuters vast and unique data sets"

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New Big Data Formula Predicts Train Delays – Next City

New Big Data Formula Predicts Train Delays – Next City | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it
Work by mathematicians in Sweden could help commuters.
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Rewiring the value equation with the Internet of Things

Rewiring the value equation with the Internet of Things | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the greatest value-add opportunity a marketer could ever wish for, writes Steve Sammartino.
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"We are currently circling the edge of an all-product, all-service revolution which, while driven by the internet, will very quickly become bigger than it in terms of connections: the Internet of Things, or IoT"

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Local tech firms teaming up to build Canada's first open data marketplace

Local tech firms teaming up to build Canada's first open data marketplace | Business-Software-Data | Scoop.it
A new project focused on creating an open data marketplace could mean 370 new jobs, Treasury Board president Tony Clement said Tuesday in Waterloo.
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"The Open Data Exchange will “commercialize” the burgeoning world of open data by creating a marketplace where it can be traded"

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