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The Decade of Data: President Obama's Reelection Campaign Analytics

James Grundvig | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
James Grundvig

In 2007, who could have predicted the data tsunami of today? Not when Skype was in beta, Apple's store for its then-new product iPhone wasn't open for business yet, and Google hadn't acquired the Android mobile platform.

Future Science: Using 3-D Worlds To Visualize Data

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology

CHICAGO -- Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars? Computer scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pushing s...

Five Steps to Turn Data Into Dollars

Juma Ventures | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Juma Ventures

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Outcomes! Data-driven! Performance management! These words are buzzing throughout the nonprofit sector. Funders want to fund them, nonprofits want to have them. How do you get your nonprofit to the point where data can demonstrate that you're effective?

Group Digging Into Google's Privacy Policies

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - European data watchdogs said on Monday they plan to take action against Google by this summer for its privacy policy, which allows the sea...

A New Look at China: By the Numbers

John Wagner Givens | Posted 04.17.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

While I very much enjoy blogging about China, I often feel that by addressing already popular stories, many of which I do not think were terribly subs...

Why Liberals (and Conservatives) Should Be Careful With Gun Laws

Paul Heroux | Posted 02.11.2013 | Crime
Paul Heroux

What then will conservatives say when a mass shooting happens and it is not done at the hands of someone afflicted with a mental illness?

Scattered Clouds

Swami Kumaresan | Posted 04.08.2013 | Technology
Swami Kumaresan

People expect instant access to data from anywhere, and to be able to share and collaborate in ways many of us would have found hard to imagine just a few years ago. But, as is often the case, with freedom and options come complexity and confusion.

Blind Data: Driving Youth Outcomes Through Evaluation

Urban Alliance | Posted 04.02.2013 | Impact
Urban Alliance

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Unemployment rate. College drop-out rate. Program retention and attrition. It's easy to get lost in the expanding world of numbers and figures.

Do Social Networks Save Your Life?

Amine Chouaieb | Posted 03.20.2013 | Technology
Amine Chouaieb

We all know the role that social networks play in the decentralization and the transmission of information and in particular, societal events, illustr...

California Attorney General Releases Guidelines for Mobile App Privacy

Christina Gagnier | Posted 03.13.2013 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

California's Attorney General Kamala Harris released new guidelines targeted at mobile application developers to ensure consumer awareness of privacy and data practices. This trajectory could be influential in creating federal policy around privacy, data and consumer notice.

5 Things Small Businesses Should Keep in Mind When Developing a Website

Drew Hendricks | Posted 03.10.2013 | Small Business
Drew Hendricks

Making the transition to online business is sometimes difficult and can leave small business owners with a ton of questions. However, as 78 percent of North Americans are Internet users, the investment is likely to be a worthwhile one -- as long as a few simple things are kept in mind.

The Most Powerful Facebook Mobile Ad Feature Most Marketers Don't Know About Yet

Rob Leathern | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
Rob Leathern

The Facebook Custom Audiences plus mobile combination will no doubt be a very important way for many marketers to start communicating their their existing customers on mobile in 2013.

Obama Poll Watch -- December, 2012

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is currently enjoying not only a vacation with his family in Hawai'i, but also a "second honeymoon" with the public at large. If history is any guide, the fiscal cliff deal could create another wave of approval on top of the "second honeymoon."

Fix Africa's Statistics

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Fueled by its many natural resources, Africa is growing fast, is finally beginning to reduce poverty and seems headed for success. Or so we think, for there are major problems with its data, problems that call for urgent, game-changing action.

Starting a Global Conversation About School Lunch

Neil Seeman | Posted 02.16.2013 | World
Neil Seeman

2012-12-17-usalunch2.png How do public high school lunches compare in the six countries where HuffPost has sites -- U.S., UK, Canada, France, Spain and Italy? More important, what do students think of their cafeteria food: taste-wise and health-wise?

Are Your Children Overloaded with Information?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

For all the benefits of living in the information age, a real danger for children is that they will feel like they are drowning in this torrent of information.

How Data Is Changing Everything

AP | By TED ANTHONY | Posted 12.04.2012 | Books

NEW YORK -- We question. We research. We catalog. We quantify. We aggregate, calculate, communicate, analyze, extrapolate and conclude. And eventuall...

Privacy Schmrivacy: Why Facebook User Data Should Be the Least of Our Concerns [OPINION]

Turnstyle | Posted 01.14.2013 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Michelle Miller I was at lunch last week with two friends discussing the demise of Facebook (as one does at lunches in Silicon Valley), and was sur...

The Facts on U.S. Social Enterprise

Ben Thornley | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact
Ben Thornley

The Great Social Enterprise Census is open for business and will provide the data needed to support sustainable growth and job creation in this emerging sector of the economy. If what your enterprise does, or how and why you do it, is motivated by social purpose, now is the time to join a movement.

The Power and Price of Information

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Information is often viewed as power, optimizing a leader's ability to make successful decisions. In fact, and particularly in academia, where we value knowledge above almost all else, good information seems vital to good decision-making. And this maxim usually holds true.

America Will Be Sober in the Morning: Why Obama Will Win

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

America is already sobering. Come Wednesday, Obama will no longer be an embattled incumbent, just President Obama once more. Romney will still be Romney.

Using Data to Improve Government Performance

Tom Fox | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Based on interviews and focus groups with federal employees -- managers, program staff and analytics staff -- we identified strategies for using data to make informed assessments of how programs are working and how to achieve better results.

Back to the Dark Ages for Preschool: The Crippling Consequences of a Disappearing Data Source

Lisa Guernsey | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education
Lisa Guernsey

Despite a growing chorus of champions for better early education for America's children -- from military leaders to Ben Bernanke to an official from the Reagan Administration -- a piece of our country's early education infrastructure is about to fall away.

Sink or Swim: Businesses Must Overcome 'Generational Divide' to Deliver Availability

Nelson Phillips | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
Nelson Phillips

The failure to adapt to new ways of working and 24/7 availability will have a direct impact on a business's bottom line, as both customers and top employees look to jump ship to more dynamic organizations.

Cloud Computing? I'll Take an Industrial-Strength Version

Lauren States | Posted 12.17.2012 | Technology
Lauren States

Today, everyone acknowledges the power of cloud computing. So, when companies hesitate to adopt the cloud, it's not because their executives don't understand how profoundly the technology can transform their operations. No. The main reason cited by most companies is one of risk.