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How to Save Money on Phone Data Abroad

Budget Travel | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

You probably know someone who has returned from overseas with a horror story about a crazy-big -- and utterly unexpected -- mobile phone or tablet bill. Well, here are some easy, affordable ways to be super-smart about using that smartphone.

Data and Statistics: The Only Way to Measure Impact?

Devanik Saha | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
Devanik Saha

Over the past year, education in India has witnessed a boom in the number of NGOs, foundations and enterprises aspiring to transform the education system by giving meaningful instruction to children from low-income families.

How To Stop AT&T From Selling Your Data

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.08.2013 | Technology

Last week, telecom giant AT&T quietly updated its privacy policy with a controversial change: The company would begin selling customers' information t...

Save the world from your desk

Monique Villa | Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact
Monique Villa

We have become avid consumers of the most precious commodity: data. We spend 58 minutes a day browsing our mobile phones. We buy from the web, we comm...

The Bridge to IBM's SmartCloud Now has a SoftLayer

James Grundvig | Posted 08.24.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

In the world according to rumor and speculation -- there's a lot of that in the rapidly changing world of technology -- why did IBM acquire SoftLayer?

Big Data and Health Care: An Interview with Rod Smith

Phil Simon | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business
Phil Simon

I know a thing or two about data, especially the big kind that is so popular today. Far too many people, however, still think of data as rows as colum...

First Social Cloud Management Tool Aims to Lessen Impact of Cloud Silos

Kevin Ducoff | Posted 08.14.2013 | Technology
Kevin Ducoff

While plenty of enterprises have now stored their information in the cloud, data silos still loom as a major problem. According to a recent Oracle sur...

Foreign Policy Wishes for Father's Day

Joel Rubin | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Joel Rubin

As a father, I question myself: what am I -- and what are we - -going to do over the next two decades to ensure that our children, when their time has come to lead, have a better world in front of them, just as we have had?

What the Hack at Reputation.com Means for Your Data

Drew Hendricks | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology
Drew Hendricks

Building a reputation online is difficult enough; re-building one is another story entirely. It's still too early to tell how this attack will impact the site's bottom line, but there are things to learn from the incident. How can sites help ensure they're hack-proof?

The Impending Crisis of Data: Do We Need a Constitution of Information?

Emanuel Pastreich | Posted 08.05.2013 | Technology
Emanuel Pastreich

No degree of moral propriety among public servants, or corporate leaders, can stop the explosion of spying and the propagation of false information that we will witness over the next decade.

A Long Overdue Wave Of Health Innovation -- And The Smart Policies Behind It

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 08.03.2013 | Technology
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

Smart policy can be instrumental in removing obstacles to innovation. And we're now seeing the same pattern play out across the health care system.

How Big Data can Change the Lives of the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Data plays a crucial role in any serious effort to reduce urban poverty. It's tough to design initiatives and measure success without a clear understanding of who people are, where they live, and what problems they face.

These Are the Top 5 Sellers Markets in the U.S. Today

realtor.com | Posted 07.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

Market conditions are highly variable, but using realtor.com's site listing data, we've identified five markets where low median age of inventory combined with rising listing prices indicates that the answer to the selling question may very well be yes.

IBM Rises Through the Vertical Cloud: Dual Interviews with the CIO Office

James Grundvig | Posted 07.17.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

In the same week, IBM put out two press releases on cloud analytics. Who would have thought that possible a few years ago? Did the big, rigid, and smart IBM of mainframe, Deep Blue, and Watson fame really migrate to the cloud?

Power to the People: How Data Democratization Is Enabling Consumers and Businesses to Make More Informed Decisions

Grace Nasri | Posted 07.16.2013 | Technology
Grace Nasri

Data for data's sake is powerless. It's only when end users are given access to the data to gain insights, see trends and make predictions that the data can actually tell a story. In this way, data becomes a bridge to knowledge.

Why Companies Should Love Their Data -- Unequivocally

Paul Vallée | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Paul Vallée

Every day, news stories illustrate data's capacity to either damage or empower organizations. Data's yin and yang.

Preparing Students and Teachers to Navigate the Data Stream

Christine Franklin | Posted 07.14.2013 | Science
Christine Franklin

We, as citizens, need to understand how to benefit from our personal data. Statistics is well equipped to help us understand the impact of data on our lives and to prepare a future work force that can make meaningful discoveries from this data deluge.

Ghosts of Data Past

Jamyn Edis | Posted 07.09.2013 | Technology
Jamyn Edis

Too often, our generation is criticized for having our heads buried in our phones, checking in, messaging, photo-snapping. While that behavior can be taken to extremes, what we are leaving -- collectively, in our quotidian, often mindless behavior -- is a treasure trove of data on our times.

Competitive Advantage Is Increasingly Determined By Your Data

Daniel Burrus | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

We're starting to see that any company's competitive advantage is increasingly determined by the quality of the data they have and how they're using t...

Show Me the Evidence!

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Lydia Dobyns

Changing an infrastructure takes vision, persistence and sufficient resources. To truly change our educational system requires those three elements along with instilling a student-centered culture that is grounded with transparency and individual responsibility rather than on the "blame game."

NYC Suspends Funds for Water Monitoring

Robin Madel | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
Robin Madel

Taking away the ability to understand current groundwater conditions in areas prone to flooding problems seems counterproductive to providing remedies for the problems.

Jon Ward

McConnell Brings In New Blood

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Mitch McConnell does not seem like an obvious choice to help lead the GOP out of the digital wilderness it has found itself in when it...

What Nonprofits Can Learn from Consumer Reports and the Potato Chip

Impatient Optimists | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

When my parents were first married in the mid 1960's, money was tight. My dad was in the air force and my mom was a nurse. My mom recently told me...

Rove, Kochs Fight Over Big GOP Project

Politico | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

The GOP didn’t have an answer for Big Democratic Data in 2012, costing them in close races from Congress to the White House....

Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2013

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama lost almost all the ground he had gained late in the 2012 election season. He hit a new low in approval and a new high in disapproval for his second term, as the honeymoon bounce completely evaporated.