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October 17th, 2014 at 9:37 am

New study reveals big data analytics adoption imperative for global organizations

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The Industrial Internet has the potential to drive trillions of dollars in new services and overall growth.

 A new study from GE and Accenture, “Industrial Internet Insights for 2015,” reveals there is a growing urgency for organizations to embrace big data analytics to advance their Industrial Internet strategy. However, less than 29 percent of the 250 executives surveyed for the study are using big data across their company for predictive analytics or to optimize their business.
 

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October 7th, 2014 at 9:37 am

Study: Online classes really do work

 

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Online classes really can teach as effectively as traditional classroom courses.

Two years ago, a New York Times article declared it the “year of the MOOC,” short for “massive open online courses.” For the first time every, researchers have carried out a detailed study that shows that these classes really can teach at least as effectively as traditional classroom courses—and they found that this is true regardless of how much preparation and knowledge students start out with.

 

 

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October 1st, 2014 at 10:50 am

Facebook’s solar-powered internet delivering drones could be in use by 2018

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Facebook internet delivery drone.

Facebook is pushing toward thousands of solar-powered internet delivering drones.  They will have the wingspan of a jumbo jet and fly at 17 mile height. The semi-autonomous drones will be the size of jumbo jets which will fly 17 miles above the Earth to provide wireless internet access to the four billion people currently unable to get online. They want to fly them for months and years at a time. The drones will need to rise above the weather, flying at between 60,000 and 90,000 feet – around 17 miles above the ground.

 

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September 12th, 2014 at 10:55 am

SlideRule searches for the best online courses

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SlideRule is a fantastic new tool that will save you some serious time as you search around for the best online course that suits your needs. The service is free to use. SlideRule lets you search for courses based on your specified criteria but also narrows down your search based on your needs. Best of all, you can actually leave a review for courses to better inform other users.

 

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September 4th, 2014 at 10:57 am

A map of all the pinged devices on the internet

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Here’s a map where all devices on the internet are located.

The Internet consists of a vast series of tubes, computers, and devices networked together sharing the same information. But where are all those pieces of hardware located?

 

 

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August 19th, 2014 at 10:43 am

Pew Research: AI, robotics, and the future of jobs

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How will AI and robotics impact the economic and employment picture in the future?

A majority of people who responded to the Pew Research 2014 Future of the Internet canvassing anticipate that robotics and artificial intelligence will permeate wide segments of daily life by 2025. They anticipate there will be huge implications for a range of industries such as health care, transport and logistics, customer service, and home maintenance. But even as they are largely consistent in their predictions for the evolution of technology itself, they are deeply divided on how advances in AI and robotics will impact the economic and employment picture over the next decade.

 

 

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August 15th, 2014 at 8:42 am

Google and Facebook go beyond social

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It’s important to start back in the fall of 2010 if you want to understand the strange but spectacularly profitable world of Google and Facebook today.  Facebook was a rising start four years ago. They had built the ultimate social walled garden — almost a separate alternative to the Internet at large.

 

 

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August 10th, 2014 at 8:02 am

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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As always, if your airline seat is not comfortable, just get up and walk around!

Quote of the Day:  “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” – Marcel Pagnol

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August 8th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Does internet privacy come at a premium?

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Would you pay for online privacy?

Once we went online the concept of privacy changed. What was once private personal information has now been twisted and altered by the digital age, like so many analog and now antiquated concepts before it.

 

 

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August 4th, 2014 at 11:40 am

It’s not too late to start something on the internet

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The internet is still at the beginning of its beginning.

It would have been awesome to have been an entrepreneur in 1985 when almost any dot com name you wanted was available. All words; short ones, cool ones. All you had to do was ask. It didn’t even cost anything to claim. This grand opportunity was true for years.

 

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