Category Archives: Big Data

Google Acquires Nest for $3.2 Billion

Source:  NYTimes, Jan 2014 Google and Nest: Two Companies in the Business of Understanding You Rather than thermostats, Nest’s key technologies were described by Mr. Fadell in an interview last November as “communications, algorithms, sensors and user experience, running over a network … Continue reading

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Visual Search for the Visual Web

Source: Read Write Web, Jan 2014, Modern search engines have been developed to identify textual keywords, so the concept of search by image is a major paradigm shift. Even Google relies on adjacent text content in order to identify images (and reverse … Continue reading

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Current AR focuses upon Actual Reality

Source: TechCrunch, Nov 2013 … essentially with Junaio Mirage – which is really a prototype right now – when you put on Google Glass or other wearable devices you can see any of the content of Junaio in your real environment. … Continue reading

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Wearables to Improve Sports Coaching

Source: Forbes, Nov 2013 In a sport where speed and aggression rule, instantaneous understanding of what’s taking place on the field literally changes the game. What’s more, real-time data turns the concept of practice and training on its head. Coaches … Continue reading

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Google Glass

Source: WSJ, Nov 2013 the eyeware industry and Google see a broader market for the technology, the Internet search giant is exploring ideas with at least one eyewear company to put the device in optometry offices around the country and … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality Market (2018 projections)

Source: VentureBeat, Nov 2013

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ION Glasses

Source: Business Insider, Nov 2013 ION Glasses, a startup currently raising $60,000 on IndieGogo, sounds like the perfect smart eyewear.  Just like Google Glass, ION Glasses interacts with your smartphone and tablet. ION Glasses comes in three models: regular, prescription, and sunglasses … Continue reading

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Social Learning and Sharing

Source: Businessweek, Sep 2013 Declara’s technology watches all these interactions. It learns whom people tend to turn to for, say, complex physics questions, and which teachers seem to produce high test scores quarter after quarter. The software can search and … Continue reading

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Generating Data

Source: MIT Technology Review, May 2013 A typical American office worker produces 1.8 million megabytes of data each year. That is about 5,000 megabytes a day, including downloaded movies, Word files, e-mail, and the bits generated by computers as that … Continue reading

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Amazon Personalizes Recommendations

Source: TechCrunch, Aug 2013 Amazon has been particularly focused over the past few years on extending its personalization features for its sellers on the marketplace, both on the front-end consumer experience and on the backend. we think about customers in … Continue reading

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