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Apr 09, 15

Walking through a vast network of medieval streets and houses, it’s easy to get lost. Luckily, I can fly. So I can see that up ahead, a team is building a castle with parapets and a wide moat. Someone next to me is posting signs with historical fact…

Apr 06, 15

Originally posted on plerudulier:

In the unlikely case one wouldn’t recognize this guy this is George Clooney, advertising Nespresso. He didn’t need to say much for that, getting away with a mere “What else”. Probably the most expensive 2 words in …

Apr 05, 15

Google has been awarded a patent for the ‘methods and systems for robot personality development’, a glimpse at a future where robots react based on data they mine from us and hopefully don’t unite and march on city hall.

The company outlines a proc…

Apr 02, 15

Five or six years ago, companies realized that they were sitting on a wealth of data about their own employees. “People started to realize, ‘Wait a minute, there’s a lot of data in here that we’re not using. Some of it is wrong. It’s not very clean,…

Mar 30, 15

What does it mean to be a technology critic in today’s America? And what can technology criticism accomplish? The first question seems easy: to be a technology critic in America now is to oppose that bastion of vulgar disruption, Silicon Valley. By …

Mar 29, 15

Before I boarded a plane to Paris last December, one of my American colleagues took me aside: “French audiences are very critical,” he warned me. “Polite, but very critical.” Thus, I was not surprised when I finished my lecture at EHESS and watched …

Mar 29, 15

Originally posted on Quartz:

The casual outfit that Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg sported in front of elegantly dressed bankers and investors just before his company went public generated much clamor in the media. While some observers…

Mar 28, 15

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Editor’s note:Dan Ruch is the founder and CEO of Rocketrip.

The foundations of the business-travel ecosystem are under more strain than ever before. U.S. companies are projected to spend $310 billion on business tr…

Mar 26, 15

New York is an iconic city with a rich history of innovation. I have a lot of family in New York and grew up visiting the city. Now that I’m living in Seattle, thousands of miles away, I don’t get to visit very often. However, I thought it might be …

Mar 21, 15

plerudulier:

Truth be told, I can hardly understand what those guys say even though it is obviously in french. ^_^

Originally posted on GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION:

For more than half a century, one small commercial radio station has been keeping French …

Mar 17, 15

It’s now possible to sell a new product to hundreds of millions of people without needing many, if any, workers to produce or distribute it.

At its prime in 1988, Kodak, the iconic American photography company, had 145,000 employees. In 2012, Kodak…

Mar 16, 15

What actually constitutes technology non-use can become a deceptively complex question. Non-use could be understood as the absence of action and, as such, may not be amenable to study through methods traditionally used to study participants’ actions…

Mar 15, 15

More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory. Last summer, I applied his technique in my own life, which is how I found myself standing on a bridge at midnight, staring into a …

Mar 13, 15

BEIJING is an enormous city, sprawling over an area 10 times larger than Greater London. To get around China’s capital, many residents rely on the metro, swiping a smartcard each time they jump on or off. Could their swiping patterns reveal their cl…

Mar 09, 15

Organizations are not used to deal with communities. 

Communities are made of passion, energy, relationships and knowledge. Human beings are the main ingredient. Their inner dynamics are not deterministic, nonlinear and very hard to predict. They a…

Mar 06, 15

“Robo-investing” – using computer algorithms rather than humans to manage your investments – is a white-hot sector attracting lots of start-up cash.

There are now several companies here in the US promising that their algorithms can get more bang fo…

Feb 27, 15

Originally posted on TIME:

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Spock on Star Trek, died Friday. He was 83 and had lung disease. “I loved him like a brother,” said William Shatner, who starred alongside Nimoy as Captain Kirk. “We will all miss his h…

Feb 27, 15

The customer journey map is an oriented graph that describes the journey of a user by representing the different touchpoints that characterize his interaction with the service.

In this kind of visualization, the interaction is described step by ste…

Feb 25, 15

Originally posted on Global News:

PARIS – Unidentified drones flew over the Eiffel Tower and key Paris landmarks for a second night running, further baffling French authorities who are investigating the mysterious phenomenon at a time of high secur…

Feb 23, 15

Originally posted on I am a Bridge:

Digital diaspora in the enterprise: Arrival of the CDO and CCO | ZDNet.

When they write the history of the early days of the networked era, it will be noted that the centralization of technology services in most…

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