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Wednesday, January 04, 2012 10:01 AM

Making Big Data Knowable

How will we ever make sense of scientific topics that are too big to know? The short answer: by transforming what it means to know something scientifically. An excerpt from David Weinberger's new book, Too....

Thursday, December 29, 2011 15:12 PM

12 Technology Predictions for 2012

By Samuel Greengard My Intel-powered crystal ball is displaying the following 12 information technology trends for 2012: 1. The cloud lifts. Vendor hype notwithstanding, cloud computing is here to stay. ....

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 11:12 AM

The Uber Tech Brings You Search Bliss

by Tim Moran Whatever your opinion of Google, you have to admit they have the title thing down. Case in point: Daniel Russell, Uber Tech Lead of Search Quality and User Happiness. When I fire up Chrome ....

Monday, December 19, 2011 10:12 AM

Dear Santa: My Technology Wish List

by Samuel Greengard Dear Santa, Here's my tech wish list for 2012: 1. A functional digital wallet. Google and Paypal have introduced e-pay products but we need a digital wallet that really works--on ve....

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 09:11 AM

Reasons to Be Thankful

By Samuel Greengard In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are seven technologies and products that aren't only cool, they've actually improved the quality of our lives: 1. A healthcare revolution. Research....

Monday, November 14, 2011 14:11 PM

Lessons From a Broken Business

by Samuel Greengard A quick glance at the coupon business shows how and why so many companies fail with technology. Every week a slew of retailers barrage me with coupons via snail mail or e-mail. In ma....

Thursday, November 10, 2011 09:11 AM

20th Century Marketing With 21st Century Tools

by Samuel Greengard It's more than a bit ironic that grocery stores and retailers hand out loyalty cards and then do nothing to inspire loyalty. I'm a vegetarian and I have never bought any meat at Safew....

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 16:10 PM

Wouldn’t it be great to have a standard mobile OS API?

I’m surely dreaming. What’s prompting the dream is Stephen Wellman’s comment to me, essentially, that broader adoption of HTML5 will help equalize mobile apps because they will no longer ....

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 10:10 AM

In Search of the Contextual Interface

by Samuel Greengard The computing experience has improved a lot in recent years. Systems have gotten easier to use, and problems--including freezes, crashes and entirely hosed computers--have become far l....

Friday, September 30, 2011 11:09 AM

Artificial Sophomores Created in Lab

by Tim Moran What happens when two AI-based chatbots converse? Researchers Igor Labutov, Jason Yosinski, and Hod Lipson at the Cornell Creative Machines Lab decided to find out. Chatbots are machines ....

Thursday, September 15, 2011 15:09 PM

Obstructing Productivity Gains by Design

I need to look into this more. But it seems to me that the mismatch between the original purpose of the desk (the piece of office furniture) and its current use may be sapping productivity gains IT would o....

Tuesday, September 06, 2011 11:09 AM

Information-Centric Business Computing

by Samuel Greengard Pervasive networking has changed the way we access and use information. IT departments long focused on getting crucial bits--documents, spreadsheets, presentations, whatever--to the ....

Monday, August 15, 2011 08:08 AM

Service Economy Lacks Service

Samuel Greengard Self-service has morphed into no service. In the mid '90s, when the Web went commercial, it was a remarkable new channel for providing information and helping customers. Now it seems lik....

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 10:08 AM

Cloud Spawns New Business Line

by Tony Kontzer The homegrown software that served as a digital asset management system for VRX Studios, a commercial photography firm in Vancouver, B.C., was filled to bursting. Finding content among the....

Monday, August 01, 2011 10:08 AM

MSFT Sells One Egg At A Time

By Samuel Greengard Maybe I just don't understand the real world of product development, but when I glance at new software applications I often see all sorts of missing tools and features. It makes me won....