Link: “Personal Data’s Value? Facebook Is Set to Find Out”

“Facebook, the vast online social network, is poised to file for a public stock offering on Wednesday that will ultimately value the company at $75 billion to $100 billion, cashing in on the fuel that powers the engine of Internet commerce: personal data.”

Von Somini Sengupta, Evelyn M. Rusli > Weiter bei The New York Times

Link: “Collision in the Making Between Self-Driving Cars and How the World Works”

“Even as Google tests its small fleet of self-driving vehicles on California highways, legal scholars and government officials are warning that society has only begun wrestling with the changes that would be required in a system created a century ago to meet the challenge of horseless carriages.” By John Markoff. > Weiter bei NYTimes.com

Link: “Why Facebook’s Data Sharing Matters”

“Facebook has cut a deal with political website Politico that allows the independent site machine-access to Facebook users’ messages, both public and private, when a Republican Presidential candidate is mentioned by name. The data is being collected and analyzed for sentiment by Facebook’s data team, then delivered to Politico to serve as the basis of data-driven political analysis and journalism.” By Marshall Kirkpatrick. > Weiter bei ReadWriteweb

Video: “Using Kinect to build real world Google Analytics”

Link: The Paperless Cockpit

“What is in those bulky, black flight bags that pilots carry into the cockpit? It is not a change of clothes but reams of reference material needed for the flight — about 40 pounds of it. [...] But instead of carrying all that paperwork, a growing number of pilots are carrying a 1.5 pound iPad.” Von Kate Murphy. > Weiter bei The New York Times

Link: “Google Health: Why It’s Ending & What It Means”

“Google’s quest to organize the world’s information will no longer include one of society’s most important and sensitive sources of data: our health records. The company announced this afternoon that Google Health will be closed forever and deleted in 18 months, along with a thematically similar and also formerly ambitious project, Google Power Meter.”

Artikel von Marshall Kirkpatrick > Weiter bei ReadWriteWeb

Link: Convergence vs. Specialization: Which Will Win Out? [ReadWriteWeb]

“One of the enduring themes of technology is convergence, when different products evolve to do similar tasks. The smartphone is the prime example of convergence in this era, bringing together voice and data (web) applications. Plus, in recent times, high quality photography and video. However, we’ve entered an age where we have multiple Internet-connected devices within our grasp. Many of these are specialist devices, such as the Kindle and Xbox. We’ll see many more examples soon, as specialist household objects such as toasters and fridges get connected to the Internet. So, does that mean specialization will win out over convergence? ” By Richard MacManus. > Weiter bei ReadWriteWeb

Six Dream Projects of the 3-D Printing Pioneers [PopSci]

“3-D printing is a young technology, but its pioneers and champions aren’t satisfied with printing cars, airplane parts, or tiny edible spaceships–they’re always looking down the road at what’s next. We talked with some of the best minds in 3-D printing about their dream projects–not what’s possible now, but what their current work might lead to in five or ten years.”

By Dan Nosowitz > Weiter bei PopSci

New York Times: Judge Rejects Google’s Deal to Digitize Books

“Google’s ambition to create the world’s largest digital library and bookstare has run into the reality of a 300-year-old legal concept: copyright.”


Von Miguel Helft. > Weiter bei The New York Times

Link: Can Angela Merkel hold Europe together?

“Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, has the future of Europe in her hands. As the biggest creditor country, Germany holds the key to resolving the euro zone’s sovereign-debt crisis. As the continent’s economic giant, it is the biggest determinant of the European Union’s direction. And right now Europe may be embarking on a path that could tilt the union away from economic liberalism, risking a split and, ultimately, even a British exit.”
> Weiter bei The Economist

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