Category Archives: Tech Economics

Linux Foundation Introduces Open Source License Agreement for Data Sharing by https://is.gd/fLo55w

Brief: In open source philosophy, you share source code. Why not share data along the same line? That’s what Linux Foundation’s Community Data License Agreement tries to address. I am here at the first day of Open Source Summit 2017 Europe edition, in Prague. Things have just started.

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3 Ways Blockchain is Changing Cybersecurity by https://is.gd/gjixZL

 

 

The tech sector is looking at new uses for blockchain, and information security is one area that holds promise. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies are making their way from the dark alleys of SilkRoad and AlphaBay into the mainstream.

Suddenly, investing in these digital currencies has become something of a fad, with hedge fundsand Wall Street pundits getting on board.

As someone who works in IT and sees both the behavior of customers and platforms, there is a clear trend — though anecdotal — of more interest over both new cryptocurrencies and consequently, matters that relate to safety and privacy.

While digital currencies may provide a new and substantial investment vehicle, the greater revolution may not be through Bitcoin, but through the blockchain technology upon which it is built. Suddenly blockchain is being suggested as a solution for everything from farming to climate change, and from real estate to VR content marketing.

 

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How the ‘Facebook of music’ is using big data to find the next pop star by https://is.gd/i5N9le

“Artists tell us everything about themselves. It’s the Facebook of music,” Perry said. “They aggregate their social media with us. More [concert] show listings for emerging artists are posted with us than any other single site in the world.

Online music hub ReverbNation was founded in 2006 as a social networking and career-building tool for up-and-coming artists. Since then, the company has had a continued track record of success in bringing new talent to the fore in popular music.

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Amazon has an algorithm that designs clothes by replicating human creativity by https://is.gd/8L1w9m

At its core, Amazon’s goal is to remove as much friction as possible from a customer finding what they want, ordering it, and having it land on their doorstep. Its ambitions started with books, but have since extended to just about every other category, including clothes.

MIT Technology Review reports that a team at the e-commerce company, working at a San Francisco research center, has devised an algorithm that analyzes images to learn about specific styles of clothing. It then creates similar new items from scratch.

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Can Business Intelligence Answer the Questions Asked of it Without Big Data? by http://bit.ly/2hNlJgQ

“BI is about providing the right data at the right time to the right people so that they can take the right decisions” – Nic Smith The terms “Big Data” and “Business Intelligence” are often used interchangeably.

However, technically speaking, they are nowhere near each other. In fact, “Business Intelligence” and “Big Data” refer to entirely separate processes that fulfil individual functions, albeit within the same overall domain.

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The best things on the internet don’t make any money by https://is.gd/qaSl5i

There’s a simple formula to it: Smart people with good ideas receive millions of dollars to build something. If that something generates billions of dollars, it is a success. If it does not, it is a failure.  Such “failures” include: Twitter, Soundcloud, Vine, Reddit.

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