Posts Tagged ‘futbiz‘

What’s Ahead for the Net: Mary Meeker Explains It All

Link: What’s Ahead for the Net: Mary Meeker Explains It All Meeker’s projected numbers for the increase in mobile traffic are too conservative, said James Lamberti, general manager and vice president of AdTruth. “Not only are we seeing a tremendous growth in mobile phones, but

How Big Data Can Make Us Happier and Healthier (good piece)

Link: How Big Data Can Make Us Happier and Healthier (good piece) According to Reeves and Soule, Beeminder is the only platform that combines the advantages of quantified self-tracking with a commitment contract, a compelling and self-binding form of digital declaration in which users risk

The Data Made Me Do It – nice MIT piece

Link: The Data Made Me Do It – nice MIT piece There is so much more data out there that you can afford to tailor it to the individual,” says Patrick Wolfe, a statistician who studies social networks at University College, London. “Statistically, strength comes

If Cable Is Dying, Why Is It Still Making So Much Money?

Link: If Cable Is Dying, Why Is It Still Making So Much Money? But the cable companies aren’t exclusively in the business of selling TV. They’re really in the business of communications infrastructure, which is TV, phone, and Internet. The Internet business in particular has

What Google’s Move Against Spotify Could Mean for Music – Businessweek

Link: What Google’s Move Against Spotify Could Mean for Music – Businessweek Of course, the music industry has a long tradition of separating a song’s profit from its creators. Still, wrote Krukowski, “the ways in which musicians are screwed have changed qualitatively, from individualized swindles

Google Now, Anticipatory Systems, and the Future of Big Data | MIT

Link: Google Now, Anticipatory Systems, and the Future of Big Data | MIT If the last century was marked by the ability to observe the interactions of physical matter—think of technologies like x-ray and radar—this century, he says, is going to be defined by the