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Daily links 03/28/2012

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Daily links 03/27/2012

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Daily links 03/26/2012

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  • Precog is cloud infrastructure for helping developers build smarter, more insightful apps by harnessing the power of big data analytics.
    With Precog, there’s no setup, no configuration, no schemas, and no limits — just a simple API to capture, clean, enrich, and analyze unlimited amounts of structured or unstructured data.

    Precog, the world’s easiest, most advanced analytical and statistical platform. Learn more at http://precog.io.

    tags: statistics data analytics API startup

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Daily links 03/24/2012

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  • not bad for a journalist. haven’t read something this ‘revolutionary’ for a few years now…

    tags: newspapers future digital internet business model speech

    • “You are no longer allowed to order an Armagnac, digestif or any other after dinner drink that is older than you are.”
    • When I hear these hacks cry out that their work can’t be reduced to 140 characters I always think – if only – and pine for the useful hours I could get back in my life if spared their thumbsuckers.
    • To do this you have to let go of those things we once held true. Like:

       

      - We are the gatekeepers of information.

       

      - That we are the agenda setters and that we decide what news is and what is not.

       

      - And that we keep the Outside world outside and only let in the chosen few – people like us.

       

    • “You’re gonna miss us when we’re gone” is not much of a business model.
    • The French philosopher Roland Barthes argues that when culture becomes nature we are in the presence of myth.
    • This has been one of the most gut-wrenching struggles for me to deal with because clearly journalism is not without value but, for sure, how it is largely practiced in print today – particularly “he said last night journalism” – nearly is valueless.
    • “the relationship between consumers and brands become less about the consumption of the product than about social relations, experiences and lifestyles such consumption enables.”
    • News companies, as brands, cheapen and destroy themselves if they do not allow the social interaction that society now demands of the new digital tool set.
    • - “We have always connected with our communities.” Read: letters to the editors or streeters.

       

      - “Our readers are part of our process.” Read: surveys and citizen members of editorial boards.

       

      - “We hear and act on their complaints.” Read: the ever-ineffectual Ombudsman.

    • The web ensures that doesn’t happen anymore. Or at least it doesn’t happen for a long period of time for a news company trying to survive.
  • Definitely one for home….

    tags: wine bottle steampunk interesting cool

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Daily links 03/21/2012

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Daily links 03/20/2012

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Daily links 03/19/2012

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  • fascinating…

    tags: self-hacking Quantified-Self blood test health science DNA genome

    • Instead of seeing a snapshot of the body taken during the typical visit to a doctor’s office, iPOP effectively offers an IMAX movie, which in Snyder’s case had the added drama of charting his response to two viral infections and the emergence of type 2 diabetes.
    • Snyder, now 56, says he began the study 2 years ago because of a slew of technological advances that make it feasible to view the working of the body more intimately than ever before. “The way we’re practicing medicine now seems woefully inadequate,” he says. “When you go to the doctor’s office and they do a blood test, they typically measure no more than 20 things. With the technology out there now, we feel you should be able to measure thousands if not tens of thousands if not ultimately millions of things. That would be a much clearer picture of what’s going on.”

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Daily links 03/18/2012

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Daily links 03/15/2012

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Daily links 03/13/2012

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Daily links 03/12/2012

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Daily links 03/11/2012

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