Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Big Data is about Action

Source: Fortune, Dec 2012 The second act of Big Data is about action. This time intelligence will go beyond reporting. It will live at the heart of the organization, not at the edges. It will involve moving from historical insight … Continue reading

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Hugh MacLeod on Entrepreneurship

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CBS Report on Luxottica

Facts excerpted by Business Insider Luxottica is a $20 billion company.  It makes glasses and sells them. 500 million people wear its products. 65 million pairs were sold last year. It owns Ray Bans and Oakley. It makes glasses for other brands … Continue reading

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Smashword predictions: Subscriptions and Movie/TV tie-ins

Source: Smashwords blog, Dec 2012 19.  Ebook subscription offerings will face uphill slog In 2012 there was a wave of promising startups talking about creating the “Spotify of Ebooks,” or the “Netflix of ebooks.”  I admit, at first the notion … Continue reading

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Grok Uses Algorithms to Predict

Source: Venture Beat, Dec 2012 Grok uses algorithmic frameworks to find trends in scattered data and make predictions about what patterns come next. Instead of analyzing mountains of data that companies are storing, it is one of the first to work … Continue reading

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Instagram Changes TOS to allow Advertisers to Access Personal Info

Source: NYTimes, Dec 2012 1. Instagram can share information about its users with Facebook, its parent company, as well as outside affiliates and advertisers.  Instagram said that the changes to its privacy policy are a means to help Instagram “function … Continue reading

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