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The Evolving Role of the Federal CIO

Steve Ressler | Posted 09.22.2012 | Technology
Steve Ressler

It seems like talk about cloud computing is inescapable for even the average citizen these days. But what about those people whose jobs are inextricab...

Data Mining Can Help, Immediately

John Pavley | Posted 09.20.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

I don't want to get into a debate about gun control, violence in movies and video games, or the sorry support for mental health services in this homeland of ours. But as a technologist I know there is something we can do to help.

Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE

XPRIZE | Posted 09.18.2012 | Technology

What can the health care industry learn from Hollywood? Can we use the power of technology and persuasion to empower consumers to take more responsibility for their own health?

The Death of the Data Warehouse and the Age of Activation

Omar Tawakol | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business
Omar Tawakol

Now we sit squarely at the crossroads of Big Data and Marketing. This is our area of Data Activation. Data Activation is more than data management, and it's significantly more than data warehousing.

Coordinating Data to Improve Government Programs

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz

Data is the tongue of the federal government and too often data and information from one agency's program is incompatible with data collected by another.

Designing Geopolitics

Carla Leitao | Posted 09.09.2012 | Arts
Carla Leitao

Designing Geopolitics, the second of a series of events organized by D:GP [The Center for Design and Geopolitics] at CALIT2/UCSD, La Jolla/San Diego, ...


2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 09.12.2012 | Home

By Vanessa Quirk click here for the original article on ArchDaily 375 Pearl, originally built in 1975 as a Telephone Communications building, wa...

Andrei Scheinkman

Announcing the HuffPost Pollster API | Andrei Scheinkman | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

As the presidential race heats up, Americans are increasingly turning to political polls to try to understand the current opinions of the electorate. ...

Big Data Has Come to Education: Why Openness Must Come Next

Vineet Madan | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education
Vineet Madan

With the rise of big data in education well underway, openness and interoperability will become the next big need in education.

Death by HIPAA

Jane Yakowitz Bambauer | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Jane Yakowitz Bambauer

Vioxx, the drug once prescribed for arthritis, was sold for over five years before its manufacturer, Merck, withdrew it from the market in 2004. Thoug...

Corporate Philanthropy Takes on Courageous Conversations

Margaret Coady | Posted 08.22.2012 | Impact
Margaret Coady

"Courageous Conversations" was the theme uniting the sessions throughout the agenda of the 11th annual Corporate Philanthropy Summit in New York City,...

Why LinkedIn Doesn't Care About Your Data Security & Privacy

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 08.19.2012 | Business
Mark W. Schleisner

There's been a lot of anger recently concerning LinkedIn's shabby treatment of its user community. First, a Russian hacker was able to steal approxima...

The Era of Big Data Is Here

Tom Silva | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business
Tom Silva

A new sector and catchphrase has emerged that indicates a major new spur in our country's growth: Big Data.

Germans Freak Out Over Facebook Credit Checks

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 06.15.2012 | Money

Forget the euro crisis. There's another credit storm brewing in Germany that hits much closer to the heart. It's on Twitter and Facebook. Last week...

The Empire State Strikes Back: New York Launches New Open Government Website

Alexander Howard | Posted 08.04.2012 | New York
Alexander Howard

Last week, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman launched, a new website that his office touts as a means for "voters, the media and government watchdogs to hold state government accountable."

Joy Resmovits

Are Teachers Prepared To Learn From Standardized Tests? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.22.2012 | Education

These days, it's not enough for teachers to know how to manage a classroom, impart knowledge and deliver lesson plans. In the wake of test-heavy po...

Kickboard For Teachers Encourages Data Collection In the Classroom

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee “Be data driven, not data drowning,” is the slogan for Kickboard for Teachers -- an educational software, designed to h...

Insane Bar Code Portraits

Posted 04.17.2012 | Arts

Scott Blake makes incredible interactive portraits out of bar codes, illustrating how black-and-white data can come to resemble a personal connection....

Painting a Picture of Poverty in Utah: By the Numbers

Jodie Levin-Epstein | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Jodie Levin-Epstein

Simply put, it's getting harder and harder for American families to move up the economic ladder and into a measure of financial security where they can afford quality health care, to send their kids to college, and can put away a little for retirement.

Are We Putting the (Knowledge) Cart Before the (Emotional) Horse?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

In school reform, we dramatically overvalue the importance of academic learning, and assume that merely focusing on better curricula and clearer standards will carry the day. Yet the research suggests otherwise.

Big Data Comes to the Communications Industry

Christian Olsen | Posted 05.13.2012 | Business
Christian Olsen

Companies don't need to ask questions to the outside world or infer possible responses through educated guessing based on past behaviors. All a company needs to do now is listen.

Business Analytics: Leveraging Business Data and Insights with IBM

Posted 03.13.2012 | Technology

IBM is helping global IT leaders use smarter business analytics to extract major insights from big data and meet growing customer expectations....

Poverty Moves To The Suburbs (MAPS)

Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

Read more: Breakdown: Americans on the Edge...

International Data Journalism Awards Recognize a Crucial Field

Alexander Howard | Posted 04.09.2012 | Technology
Alexander Howard

The growing importance of data journalism will be recognized in the first ever international Data Journalism Awards.

The Real SOPA Opera Should Be ID Theft

Adam Levin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

While we contemplate the gargantuan battle of the content vs. technology worlds, we must not forget an equally serious, actually even more serious example of online piracy.