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BiblioBoard: TOC Startup Showcase Finalist

By Kat Meyer
February 7, 2013

We’re giving our readers a chance to get to know our TOC Startup Showcase Finalists a little bit better before the big showdown in NYC. We’re featuring the startups with a personality profile here on our website. Our next profile …

Four short links: 6 February 2013

By Nat Torkington
February 6, 2013

Manipulating Google Scholar Citations and Google Scholar Metrics: simple, easy and tempting (PDF) — scholarly paper on how to citespam your paper up Google Scholar’s results list. Fortunately calling your paper “AAAAAA In-vitro Qualia of …” isn’t one of the …

Crowdfunding science

By Renee DiResta
February 5, 2013

In our first science-as-a-service post, I highlighted some of the participants in the ecosystem. In this one, I want to share the changing face of funding. Throughout the 20th century, most scientific research funding has come from one of two …

Science as a service

By Renee DiResta
January 30, 2013

Software as a service (SaaS) is one of the great innovations of Web 2.0. SaaS enables flexibility and customized solutions. It reduces costs — the cost of entry, the cost of overhead, and as a result, the cost of experimentation. …

Visualization of the Week: NFL rushing stats

By Jenn Webb
November 28, 2012

Juice Labs has cooked up an interactive visualization, “The Spider,” showing rushing tendencies of every NFL team from the 2008 through 2011 seasons. Want to know which way the New England Patriots typically run — and the average or total …

Developer Week in Review: Two giants fall

Developer Week in Review: Two giants fall
By James Turner
October 13, 2011

Better late than never, a few thoughts on Steve Jobs. Also, a Unix pioneer leaves us, and Google's dirty laundry is accidentally hung out to dry.

Rethinking Open Data

By Nat Torkington
February 2, 2010

In the last year I've been involved in two open data projects, Open New Zealand and data.govt.nz. I believe in learning from experience and I've seen some signs recently that other projects might benefit from my experience, so this post is a recap of what I've learned. It's the byproduct of a summer reflection on my last nine months working...

Taxonomy experts presume to teach FCC something about communication

By Andy Oram
September 21, 2009

The Sunlight Foundation wants to redesign the FCC web site, but experts in taxonomy recommend a more deliberate strategy.

Reviving the Labs - "It's alive...."

By Simon St. Laurent
February 10, 2009

After a long hibernation, O'Reilly Labs has returned, with a mix of software and code that should excite casual ebook readers as well as dedicated publishing technologists.


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