Becoming an “as-it-happens” business

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Steve Wooledge, VP Marketing at MapR Technologies, highlights the shift to realtime analytics and the value of a data-centric approach to deliver “as-it-happens” results. Is your business an “as-it-happens” business or an “after-it-happens” business? If you are only using big data to build models for optimizing processes every so often, then yours is an “after-it-happens” […]

What’s Next

Epocs of Consumer Tech - Ben Thompson

From Ben Thompson’s post – “The State of Consumer Technology at the End of 2014” While the introduction of the iPhone seems like it was just yesterday (at least it does to me!), we are quickly approaching seven years – about the midway point of this epoch, if the PC and Internet are any indication.4 […]

Personal Data is You

Personal Data

“Personal data isn’t property. It’s people. It’s as much a part of you as your eye color, the way your heart calms when you see beauty, and your world view. It may not be inside your skin but that doesn’t make it any less you. It’s you. It is you moving through time and space. […]

Creating a Market with Dynamic Pricing

From James Surowiecki article titled – “In Praise of Efficient Price Gouging” “In the four years since the car service Uber launched, it has been beset by criticism from myriad groups, including city officials annoyed by its sometimes cavalier attitude toward regulation and taxi companies annoyed by increased competition. Some of the harshest criticism, though, […]

Creating a new market

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  What lessons for the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) industry can be learned from companies who have successfully created new markets and have become the new market leaders? The creation of the mobile market provides lessons for companies who aspire to create and lead the IoT market. Let’s look back… Apple created a new […]

IoT – Everything to Everything Communication

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  Xively is a leader in the evolution of the Internet of Things and provides free, open and supported libraries and certified Xively Enabled™ hardware platforms to make connecting to the Internet of Things simple, intuitive and fast. In this infographic, Xively outlines how the Internet of Things is rapidly transitioning from “What” and “Why” to […]

Data from Everywhere, Personalize Anywhere

Personalized Experiences

This week Facebook unveiled a new mobile ad network at its F8 conference. The purpose of the network is for Facebook to sell ads outside of Facebook.com and outside the Facebook mobile app. If Facebook’s direction or strategy isn’t clear, let me spell it out: Harvest personal data from multiple apps, then sell personalized advertising […]