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  • If Facebook decides that you are posting too much or too little – your last post – even if it contains the cure for the common cold – may only get seen by your mom and your distant cousins:   “Great cure for the cold, son.  So proud of you!”.
    Content Is King But The Kingdom Is Controlled By Robots

    You may think content is king.  But robots control the Kingdom. What I am talking about is where content goes after it is posted.  Social Media platforms and search utilize algorithms to control what gets seen, how...

    • Posted November 15, 2016
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  • Artificial Intelligence Heroes: An Ambulance And A Doctor

    Of course, artificial intelligence plays hero all the time.   But often these occurrences are buried within an algorithm or a predictive decision that keeps AI as the silent assistant.  Or, conversely, when artificial intelligence is assumed...

    • Posted August 7, 2016
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  • Lucy!  Did you forget to charge your apron?
    Will It Connect? The Apron and the B2B Internet Of Things

    Will the apron connect? Will It Connect examines objects in both the B2B and B2C space through the lens of a practical application of the internet of things and big data. From Lucille Ball to June Cleaver, the...

    • Posted July 25, 2013
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  • Starbucks Internet Of Things
    How mobile payments and IoT can save Starbucks $1 Million per day

    Starbucks recently announced (June, 2013) that about 10% of transactions occur using a mobile device.  Starbucks processes approximately 4 million transactions per week.  This is double compared to the 2 million transactions per week at the end of 2012. Your...

    • Posted July 16, 2013
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  • White paper on data logging for facilities managers

    Onset has published a white paper for facilities managers on data logging. The paper covers: Whole-Building Power Monitoring Equipment Monitoring – HVAC Some HVAC data analysis applications Equipment Monitoring – Plug Loads Lighting Systems Monitoring Environmental Monitoring...

    • Posted July 12, 2013
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    Vendor Profile: Onset HOBO Data Loggers

    Onset Computer Corporation, based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, has been manufacturing data loggers for more than 30 years. Onset manufacturers the following types of data loggers: Weatherproof Waterproof Wireless You can order directly from the company’s web-site....

    • Posted July 5, 2013
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  • JayZ.Samsung.app
    Briefly: Samsung, Jay-Z and Spyware

    As reported by the New York Times, Samsung bought a million download of Jay-Z’s new yet-to-be released album to be distributed exclusively via a mobile application to select Samsung devices.  The app – called JAY Z Magna Carta -...

    • Posted July 5, 2013
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  • AT&T to sell aggregated mobile data, how this affects real estate valuations

    AT&T has changed their privacy policy and announced that they will begin selling aggregated mobile usage data to third parties. While it’s hard to find a reason to be offended at someone selling your aggregate usage data,...

    • Posted July 4, 2013
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    Briefly: Children’s Hospital In Los Angeles Uses Big Data For Research

    Thanks to connected devices and big data, medical researchers now have access to continuous data from various sources to study outcomes.  Silicon Angle reports that Children’s Hospital In Los Angeles uses Hadoop to combine machine data, medical...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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  • Fliike Facebook LIke Counter
    Display Virtual Likes In Your Physical Store With A Facebook Like Counter

    Smiirl, a start-up which creates connected objects for business, is releasing Fliike an in-store display counter for Facebook Likes. Businesses can place the counter in their store to show off how many likes they have collected. Fliike...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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