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Uber Goes to Washington - Silk

Uber Goes to Washington - Silk | Tech | Scoop.it
Uber Overtakes the Big Yellow Taxi: Change in Total Number of Rides
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Introducing an on-demand marijuana startups i.e. 'Uber for Weed' - San Francisco Business Times

Introducing an on-demand marijuana startups i.e. 'Uber for Weed' - San Francisco Business Times | Tech | Scoop.it
The Uber-for-Everything economy keeps growing. Startups are looking to connect customers with on-demand marijuana.
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Our Legalized Marijuana Silk Database gets a shoutout in this San Francisco Business Times article. Take a look!

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Active Hackerspaces - Silk

Active Hackerspaces - Silk | Tech | Scoop.it

This list of 1028 active Hackerspaces comes from Hackerspace.org, a site that collects information on all hackerspaces around the world. 


Visit active-hackerspaces.silk.co to see a map of 500 hackerspaces in the US. You can use the filters to display any combination of country, city and state. You can also embed the map with filters in your own site using the "Share" button on the upper right corner of the  map. 

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Live Info Via Ebola Outbreak Site: How To Stay Informed

Live Info Via Ebola Outbreak Site: How To Stay Informed | Tech | Scoop.it
Ebola has spread past West Africa. So far three cases have been diagnosed in the US, and the CDC is looking for 172 airline passengers. Real time stats ....
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Our Silk Ebola Outbreaks Database gets covered by the tech site, ANewDomain.net.

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WikiLeaks Spy Files: The interactive searchable database

WikiLeaks Spy Files: The interactive searchable database | Tech | Scoop.it

In early September 2014 WikiLeaks released its last batch of leaked Spy Files -  which it had started releasing in 2011. To mark this anniversary, one of Silk's data journalists Alice Corona cleaned and structured the data to build an interactive database combining the three Spy Files releases. 


Currently, there are 559 leaked company documents, and 15 location tracking reports from WikiLeaks Counter Intelligence Unit (WLCIU). The 559 files disclose to the public internal documents from more than 100 companies specialized in intelligence and (mass) surveillance technologies. These technologies are sold both to Western governments and to dictators, and have been used by the Syrian government. The 15 documents from WLCIU reveal the timestamps and locations of 20 members of these companies, whose whereabouts WikiLeaks has decided to track in order to show where the main surveillance contractors are sending its people. But what does the Spy Files database actually contain? Which are the most recurring intelligence companies and what systems do they target? How to download exactly the leaked document your research calls for? To answer these questions, we've decided to import WikiLeaks's DB into Silk, to combine it with semantic technologies, a powerful query engine and a user-friendly interactive visualization interface. 
Read the rest at WikiLeaks.silk.co.
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Killed Google Products - Silk

Killed Google Products - Silk | Tech | Scoop.it

Google giveth, and Google taketh away. On the left you can see the ever growing list of all those services and API's Google laid to rest. Every page contains a description, data on when it was started and stopped, whether the service was invented by Google or was a hired gun, a list of alternatives, and more.

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Anyone can update the site and add services to it. For this you need a free Silk account. Once you are logged in, every page is editable. We'll see how well that goes.


Because we made this site with Silk, we can dive in the numbers and see if we can make some sense out of Google euthanasia policies.

For those inclined to do some analysis themselves, there is an interactive table of the whole dataset


Take a look at the many Google Killed Products now at http://killedgoogleproducts.silk.co!


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