Sheriffs want popular police-tracking app disabled | Google Waze

Push Google to disable police-tracker from popular traffic smartphone app Waze

(Curated by Dennis Moore. Read the complete article here)

Kellblog Ten Predictions for 2015

“As we move into the third week of January, I figured it was “now or never” in terms of getting a set of predictions out for 2015. Before jumping into that, let’s take a quick review of how I did with my 2014 predictions and do some self-grading.”

(Curated by Jon Reed. Read the complete article here)

World Economic Forum: global digital vision is upbeat, but who picks up the tab?

“Three leaders from US tech firms find themselves in optimistic agreement about digital’s global potential, but their European counterpart wants to know who’s paying?”

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Disgruntled over big data? Maybe it’s that visualization, magic box dependence

“We catch up with BeyondCore CEO Arijit Sengupta and chat about how too many fancy graphics and artificial intelligence powered magic boxes may lead to big data disillusionment. “

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How to Build Online Relationships into Meaningful Networks – by @marksuster

All told, pretty decent advice… “Figuring out how to engage is tricky. You want to be respectful. You want to say something informed. You want to toe the line between friendly public comment and being smothering.”

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Dear Tech Buyers: The Customer Experience Matters! – by @stepheneronan

“Traditional enterprise software packages have a number of knocks against them: long implementations, middling fit to a number of business processes, massive infrastructure requirements, complexity that is very hard to change once it’s in place, and most of all bad end-user experience.”

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The Best UX may be no UI at all… how the Internet of Things is changing the UX roadmap – by @jocdart

“When nothing will make a UI delightful other than taking it away, how is the Internet of Things(IoT) changing the UX alternatives available to SAP customers? How might you start to fit the rapidly changing world of interconnected IoT devices into your UX strategy?”

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Cloud or on-premise? Egnyte lets you choose, one file at a time – by @philww

“File storage vendor Egnyte doesn’t force customers to choose between cloud and on-premise. Instead, it helps them decide on the best location for each file.”

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Big data initiatives not quite delivering yet, survey shows – by @joemckendrick

“Capgemini survey of 225 companies shows disappointing results for big data efforts so far; but there is movement to the cloud.”

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Skill not Scale, Part II: Europe poses the biggest opportunity as As-a-Service models emerge – by @pfersht

“Next on the horizon is the need to mine and interpret our data better – and we need to automate processes more effectively in order to get better data from them and apply them to our business needs. This is where we need to upskill – in process redesign, in managing and enabling analytics tools, in driving advancements in automation and cognitive platforms more effectively.”

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Weekend rants: Box IPO, engagement, Facebook freebooting and Apple Watch – by @dahowlett

Den…goes off. “We had one heck of a week for nauseous stories. Here are four and why we think they stink. Get your Rennies or Gavilast ready.”

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Microsoft Buying Revolution Analytics For Deeper Data Analysis – by @dhenschen

Another reason not to write Microsoft off… “Microsoft acquisition of Revolution Analytics, an R-language-focused advanced analytics firm, will bring customers tools for prediction and big-data analytics.”

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Box Aaron @Levie Worth Over $94 Million

When in college, he created online storage company Box with childhood friend, Dylan Smith. He dropped out to work on the company and hasn’t looked back since.

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Inside The Mind Of Oracle CEO @MarkVHurd

He is closed and private, while also being open, gregarious, opinionated, and always willing to crack a joke, all in a thick East Coast accident (“I grew up in New York City and I moved to Florida in high school.” Miami.).

(Curated by Dennis Moore. Read the complete article here)

Oracle outlines plans to hire top engineering talent | Jobs

[Uh, what kind of engineering talent have they been hiring if not top? -DBM] The company says the expansion is necessary to boost public cloud product development and next-generation platforms and infrastructure.

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Box Performs Well on Day One as a Publicly Traded Company | IPO

The company obtained $175 million from investors and the stock rose about 65 percent on its first day in the New York Stock Exchange.

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RevolutionAnalytics joins Microsoft

Microsoft is a big user of R. Microsoft used R to develop the match-making capabilities of the Xbox online gaming service. It’s the tool of choice for data scientists at Microsoft, who apply machine learning to data from Bing, Azure, Office, and the Sales, Marketing and Finance departments. Microsoft supports R extensively within the Azure ML framework, including the ability to experiment and operationalize workflows consisting of R scripts in MLStudio.   

(Curated by Dennis Moore. Read the complete article here)

Microsoft to acquire RevolutionAnalytics, helping customers with advanced statistical analysis

The company also regularly contributes to open source R projects such as ParallelR, and RHadoop, and helps support more than 150 R user groups across the world.

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Microsoft Acquires Revolution Analytics To Bolster Its Analytics Services

Revolution Analytics offers a number of tools around the R language. Like many open-source projects, it offers many of them for free and then charges for things like consulting, technical support, training and indemnification packages. The company also offers an enterprise extension to R that allows for parallelized analytics and a cloud-based service that is available on demand through Amazon’s AWS Marketplace. Revolution Analytics has raised just under $38 million since it was founded in 2007. Its investors include Intel Capital and North Bridge Venture Partners.

(Curated by Dennis Moore. Read the complete article here)

Microsoft to acquire OpenSource R RevolutionAnalytics to help customers find BigData value with advanced statistical analysis

Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire Revolution Analytics. Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, the world’s most widely used programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. We are making this acquisition to help more companies use the power of R and data science to unlock big data insights with advanced analytics.

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In The Next Version – It’s Like Facebook For Work. Wait It Is Facebook For Work – by @alanleop 1/15/2014

Missed this one from Alan on Facebook for Work…”On Jan 14th, Facebook officially announced their much rumoured Facebook at Work offering. This private version of the popular social network is designed to provide employees a place to collaborate securely with their colleagues. This sounds like a great idea, if it were still 2010.”

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The Perilous World of Machine Learning for Fun and Profit: Pipeline Jungles and Hidden Feedback Loops – by @john4man

dig in with a data scientist…. “Mathematical modelers need to stay close to engineers when building production data systems. Both need to keep each other in mind and keep the business in mind. The goal is not to use deep learning. The goal is not to program in Go. The goal is to create a system for the business that lives on. And in that context, accuracy, maintainability, sturdiness…they all hold equal weight.”

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The Silicon Valley lab is officially a defensive strategy — via @dbmoore

If Ford really wants to embrace the innovation and disruption of Silicon Valley, it should mimic the way these older Valley giants try to constantly kick start their cultures.

(Curated by Jon Reed. Read the complete article here)

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

One of the better pieces of this ilk I have read…

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Inside the Enterprise UX revolution – a day at Infor’s Hook & Loop – by @jonerp

You’ll need a beverage for this one, but hope you like, was a fascinating day… “I spent a day with Infor’s Hook & Loop design team in New York City. Their Enterprise UX ambitions go well beyond what I expected – but how will they get there? Here’s what I learned.”

(Curated by Jon Reed. Read the complete article here)