My guess is that Disney Data Mining is going to change everything about the Walt Disney World Resort -- but I also think the knowledge will have a huge impact on every business interested in the Internet of Things (IoT).
The good folks at Captain Economics did a great post a couple of weeks back on 'The Economics Twitosphere Top 100 Influential Users'. We followed up with our own post, Mapping the Financial / Media Twittersphere, an illustration of the Twitter accounts that are most central for financial news.
Big Data and Data Science are overused catch phrases that can mean anything anyone wants them to mean. But the hype doesn't change the facts. We are being overwhelmed with data, and I can assure you that if you don't know what to do with it, your competition will.
After four months of rejection by employers, a man named Kim did one simple thing that changed his luck. He added "Mr." to the front of his name on his resume. And then he got a job. Discrimination and bias are still alive and well in the United States' workplace.
Internet of Things, big data, social media, analytics, the cloud and mobile, combined with the millennial workforce, is powerful, indeed. Job opportunities are plentiful for those who can help bring it all together.
Because there is no information identifying Facebook beyond the referrer for web requests, we can measure the rate of unknown referrers on traffic through uniquely tagged Bitlinks that are explicitly shared only on Facebook.
I have heard from many innovators that they don't know what they are looking for in Big Data until they find it. It is only once they are connected and begin to analyze the data that they can see the patterns emerging.
We can't tell much only two weeks in, but what we can say with some confidence is there are certain teams that so far statistically meet the profile of a champion, at least in analytic comparison to past champions.
Marketing is undergoing a massive transformation that has been fueled by content, social and mobile technologies. A little less than a year ago, I wrote about the "three pillars" for modern marketing to help marketers navigate these industry shifts.
I like LeBron's choice this time for many of the same reasons you might like it, but I have another very good reason for liking it. James, perhaps unwittingly, has gotten out of the engineering business.
Friends and acquaintances across the Middle East/North Africa region often ask for advice on matters related to journalism, media in general, ethics, and how to prepare young people for this very exciting and ever-changing field.
In order to ensure that your business gets the most return on investment possible from a mobile optimized website, you need to understand whether or not users are actually coming to your website from mobile devices.
For the first time in known history an algorithm has been given a seat on a corporate board of directors. I always suspected that algorithms would take over the world, but this is an unexpected development.