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” […]

Collaboration 3.0

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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, […]

Apple Silently Becomes One Of The Most Influential Companies In The Smartwatch Industry

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Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Somehow, despite the fact that Apple hasn’t even announced a smartwatch product, the company is still the second-most influential corporate entity in the smartwatch industry, just behind Samsung. Samsung has already released a handful of different Smart Watch offerings, and Google, ranking third on Appinions Smart Watch Influencer report, has also…

Data from Everywhere, Personalize Anywhere

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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 […]

The Real-time Revolution

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“Real-time functionality” is rapidly becoming a requirement for software projects across many industries. What is “real-time”, and what’s driving this trend? Unlike typical “request/response” apps, where users have to reload a page, or press a button to get updates, real-time apps use the power of an always-on connection to receive data “as it happens.” Early […]

Ranking Attention in Realtime

Bitly, the company that basically ushered the world into short links on sites like Twitter, is playing around with a new service, launching it under its “Bitly Labs” umbrella. It’s called Realtime, and is available at http://www.rt.ly Here’s what we know: Realtime (http://rt.ly) is an internet attention ranking engine, giving you powerful tools for analyzing […]