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Four short links: 9 October 2014

By Nat Torkington
October 9, 2014

dash — offline access to API documentation. Useful for those long-haul flights without wifi … Gartner’s Top Trends for 2015 — ubicomp, IoT, 3d printing, pervasive analytics, context, smart machines, cloud computing, software-defined everything, web-scale IT, and security. Still not …

Four short links: 9 October 2014

By Nat Torkington
October 9, 2014

dash — offline access to API documentation. Useful for those long-haul flights without wifi … Gartner’s Top Trends for 2015 — ubicomp, IoT, 3d printing, pervasive analytics, context, smart machines, cloud computing, software-defined everything, web-scale IT, and security. Still not …

Four Hot Web Development Trends Learned at Conferences

By Sean Crawford
April 3, 2014

This Full-Stack Web Developer Talks about the Latest Web Development Trends Discussed at O’Reilly Media Conferences I’m finding that participating in tech conferences is a great way for me to keep up to date on modern web development trends. I attended my first OSCON last summer and more recently, I attended O’Reilly’s Fluent 2014. Here …

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The Altar of Shiny

By Courtney Nash
January 13, 2014

Web and mobile users continue to expect faster sites and apps–especially when it comes to mobile–and this year I’d like to see people who work on the web spend more time focusing on performance as a user experience priority instead …

Four short links: 5 June 2013

By Nat Torkington
June 5, 2013

OATV Fund III Pitch Deck (Slideshare) — contains a list of what they were investing in, and what they want to invest in with the new round. Then: Quantified self; Internet subsystems; Smart networks of things; Manipulation and visualization of …

Strata Week: The complexities of forecasting the big data market

By Jenn Webb
January 11, 2013

Here are a few stories from the data space that caught my attention this week. Big data needs a bigger forecast The International Data Corporation (IDC) released a forecast this week, projecting “the worldwide big data technology and services market …

Four short links: 4 January 2013

By Nat Torkington
January 4, 2013

sslh — ssh/ssl multiplexer. Github Says No to Bots (Wired) — what’s interesting is that bots augmenting photos is awesome in Flickr: take a photo of the sky and you’ll find your photo annotated with stars and whatnot. What can …

Strata Week: Big data’s daily influence

By Jenn Webb
November 21, 2012

Here are a few stories from the data space that caught my attention this week. How big data is transforming just about everything Professor John Naughton took a look this week at how big data is transforming various industries that …

Strata Week: Data-driven politics

By Jenn Webb
November 9, 2012

Here are a few stories from the data space that caught my attention this week. Big data, big politics In the aftermath of the US presidential election, much attention has been focused on Nate Silver’s art of predicting the election …

Four short links: 29 August 2012

By Nat Torkington
August 28, 2012

NeoVictorian Computing (Mark Bernstein) — read this! I think we all woke up one day to find ourselves living in the software factory. The floor is hard, from time to time it gets very cold at night, and they say …

Commerce Weekly: Bringing mobile payment to the mainstream

Commerce Weekly: Bringing mobile payment to the mainstream
By Jenn Webb
August 23, 2012

Here are a few stories that caught my eye this week in the commerce space. The race is on Earlier this month, mobile payment company Square teamed up with Starbucks to bring mobile payment to the coffee mogul’s 7,000 locations …

Mobile participatory budgeting helps raise tax revenues in Congo

By Alex Howard
July 30, 2012

In a world awash in data, connected by social networks and focused on the next big thing, stories about genuine innovation get buried behind the newest shiny app or global development initiative. For billions of people around the world, the …

The emerging political force of the network of networks

By Alex Howard
June 22, 2012

The ninth Personal Democracy Forum explored the nexus of technology, politics and campaigns. What's happening online matters offline. Indeed, the barrier between the virtual and physical worlds has fallen.

Four short links: 31 May 2012

By Nat Torkington
May 31, 2012

Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2012 (PDF) -- what caught my eye: a Japanese games company with USD418 ARPU via in-game currency sales; she has a fantastic array of "technology has changed everything" slides topped by a sharp "and that's just the beginning" slide; she's bearish on US and global economies. The Design of LLVM (Dr Dobbs) -- nifty technical...

Four short links: 25 April 2012

By Nat Torkington
April 25, 2012

World History Since 1300 (Coursera) -- Coursera expands offerings to include humanities. This content is in books and already in online lectures in many formats. What do you get from these? Online quizzes and the online forum with similar people considering similar things. So it's a book club for a university course? mod_spdy -- Apache module for the SPDY...

O'Reilly Radar Show 2/10/12: The 5 trends that will shape the data world

By Mac Slocum
February 10, 2012

Strata chair Edd Dumbill discusses the five trends that will drive the near-term future of data science and big data. Also, Kevin Kelly offers a long-view perspective on the freemium model and digital rights management.

O'Reilly Radar Show 2/10/12: The 5 trends that will shape the data world

By Mac Slocum
February 10, 2012

Strata chair Edd Dumbill discusses the five trends that will drive the near-term future of data science and big data. Also, Kevin Kelly offers a long-view perspective on the freemium model and digital rights management.

O'Reilly Radar Show 2/10/12: The 5 trends that will shape the data world

O'Reilly Radar Show 2/10/12: The 5 trends that will shape the data world
By Mac Slocum
February 10, 2012

Strata chair Edd Dumbill discusses the five trends that will drive the near-term future of data science and big data. Also, Kevin Kelly offers a long-view perspective on the freemium model and digital rights management.

From SOPA to speech: Seven tech trends to monitor

By Mike Loukides
January 19, 2012

Mike Loukides weighs in on the tech trends — good and bad — that will exert considerable influence in 2012.

From SOPA to speech: Seven tech trends to monitor

By Mike Loukides
January 19, 2012

Mike Loukides weighs in on the tech trends — good and bad — that will exert considerable influence in 2012.

The year in big data and data science

By Audrey Watters
December 26, 2011

From wide adoption of Hadoop to personal data empowerment, Radar data correspondent Audrey Watters looks back on the data trends that shaped 2011.

The year in big data and data science

The year in big data and data science
By Audrey Watters
December 26, 2011

From wide adoption of Hadoop to personal data empowerment, Radar data correspondent Audrey Watters looks back on the data trends that shaped 2011.

Strata Week: A step toward personal data control

By Audrey Watters
October 20, 2011

Data democratization takes a step forward with Singly 1.0, The New York Times and The Guardian debate the finer points of word clouds, and Mary Meeker presents her annual report on Internet trends.

Strata Week: A step toward personal data control

Strata Week: A step toward personal data control
By Audrey Watters
October 20, 2011

Data democratization takes a step forward with Singly 1.0, The New York Times and The Guardian debate the finer points of word clouds, and Mary Meeker presents her annual report on Internet trends.

Google Translate in the Wild - How to sell in Mexico when you don't speak Spanish

By Paul Browne
March 8, 2011

I always remember a scene from Saving Private Ryan, in the lull between the action on the beaches and the finale, where US Captain Miller (Tom Hanks) needs to communicate with some German soldiers. Despite not speaking of word of...

Four short link: 4 January 2011

By Nat Torkington
January 4, 2011

100 Things to Watch in 2011 -- people who consider tech trends without considering social trends are betting on the atom bomb without considering the Summer of Love. (via Fred Wilson) Mobile Economics will Trend Towards Web Economics (Fred Wilson) -- A central issue with the Internet, no matter what device and presentation layer you use to access it,...

Strata Gems: Three key data trends for 2011

By Edd Dumbill
December 25, 2010

To conclude our Strata Gems series, we take a look at the important drivers for the data world in 2011: data markets, real-time data processing, and developers.

Four short links: 19 August 2010

By Nat Torkington
August 19, 2010

New Big Brother: Market-Moving Satellite Images -- using satellite images of Wal-Mart and Target parking lots to predict quarterly returns. (via Hacker News) Form and Code -- beautiful book on the intersection of code, design, architecture, form, and function. One of the authors is Casey Reas who was also one of the people behind Processing. (via RandomEtc on Twitter)...

Inside the E Wars: So How Much Do You H-A-T-E iPad?

By William Stanek
April 2, 2010

Earlier this year, eReaders were all the rage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It seemed every company imaginable had or was coming out with a new reader-type device. I blogged about many of the readers right here...

Inside the E Wars: Apple's iPad

By William Stanek
March 14, 2010

Been awhile since a post, been out enjoying the real world. Wanted to post about the iPad, which ships/shipped on April 3, 2010. iPad was big news at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Didn't talk much about it....

Twitter Approval Matrix - November 2009

Twitter Approval Matrix - November 2009
By Mike Hendrickson
December 7, 2009

This is the sixth post for the Twitter Approval Matrix with data that spanned the month of November and different sources such as klout.com, tweetsentiment.com, twopular.com, scraping archives, and observations. This month I received help from Joe Fernandez the CEO of Klout.com. I have included Twitter Trends which is simply the raw trend found on Twitter. The matrix shows four quadrants used to describe trends found on Twitter.

Four short links: 3 December 2009

By Nat Torkington
December 3, 2009

How Robber Barons Hijacked the Victorian Internet (ArsTechnica) -- cautionary tale of the exploitation of a monopoly. Once installed as the dominant proprietor of the nation's telegraph system, public trust in the confidentiality of Western Union transmissions evaporated. Gould "scanned the telegraph, or manipulated it, as an open book to the secrets of all the marts," Josephson wrote. 350...

Four short links: 28 August 2009

By Nat Torkington
August 28, 2009

What The Future's All About (Webstock Words) -- Bruce Sterling on the future. We’re not going to get a future Cloud World as somehow opposed to a future Augmented Reality World. It can’t happen. The ideas can be clearly distinguished, but ideas about technology, labels for technology, predictions and suppositions about technology, they don’t map onto actual real-world technology....

Four short links: 24 August 2009

By Nat Torkington
August 24, 2009

Making Sense of Revision Control Systems (ACM Queue) -- good introduction to the subject from Bryan O'Sullivan, author of Mercurial: The Definitive Guide (aka Distributed Revision Control with Mercurial) that covers Subversion, Mercurial, and git. Under the distributed view of revision control, every commit is potentially a branch of its own. If Bob and Alice start from the exact...

Four short links: 11 June 2009

By Nat Torkington
June 11, 2009

Trending Topics -- full source code for trendingtopics.org, Wikipedia trend analysis. Rails app running on the Cloudera Hadoop Distribution on EC2. (via mattb on Delicious) Graffiti from Pompeii -- I can't help but read these as Tweets. Herculaneum (on the exterior wall of a house); 10619: Apollinaris, the doctor of the emperor Titus, defecated well here (see also olde...

Twitter Approval Matrix

By Mike Hendrickson
June 9, 2009

This matrix shows four quadrants used to describe tastes found on Twitter, or related sites such as hashtag.org, tweestats.com, etc. The Y-axis is partly analytical and shows popularity (mostly through scraped numbers) or perceived popularity (in the future nominated by you). The other part of the grid is more curated and subjective. The X-axis has been plotted based on my personal opinion.

RIAs of Christmas Future: UX Trends in 2009

By Francisco Inchauste
December 22, 2008

The UX Revolution continues as we talk about about the future of RIAs and the story that a great user experience can offer. There are many emerging trends in UX in the way we build and communicate these stories, but becoming just as important, is the form in which they are delivered. I asked 10 professionals creating RIAs today to talk about where they see trends in UX headed.

Experience Syndication: Powered by Zappos

By Joshua-Michele Ross
September 12, 2008

I have been thinking a lot about the new Powered by Zappos service. According to Zappos: Powered by Zappos (PBZ) is a feature Zappos.com offers to its partners where we design, host, fulfill and own a partners web site. Our goal is to provide Zappos customers as well as our partner's customers with the best possible service experience. By building...

Ignite Boston 4, This Thursday

By Mike Hendrickson
September 8, 2008

Ignite Boston 4 is this Thursday at the Hooley House in the Faneuil Hall area of Boston from 6:00 pm until ~10:00.

Radar Theme: Collective Intelligence

By Nat Torkington
August 14, 2008

[This is part of a series of posts that briefly describe the trends that we're currently tracking here at O'Reilly] "None of us is as dumb as all of us," but the opposite of this profound truth is also true. Systems that channel individual behaviours to create new and valuable data are showing up everywhere. We point to Amazon Recommendations...

Radar Theme: Art and Technology

By Nat Torkington
August 14, 2008

[This is part of a series of posts that briefly describe the trends that we're currently tracking here at O'Reilly] Art is emotion hacking, intended to provoke or illuminate rather than profit. Artists play on the boundaries of new materials, new modes of interaction, new technologies. Often what they build can inspire or inform useful and commercial hacking. Watchlist: Natalie...

Radar Theme: Open Beyond Source

By Nat Torkington
August 14, 2008

[This is part of a series of posts that briefly describe the trends that we're currently tracking here at O'Reilly] The lessons and techniques of open source are applicable beyond source code. Open standards, open hardware, open data, open government are all borrowing from the legal, cultural, and technical toolbox of open source. Watchlist: Sunlight Foundation, Limor Fried, Change Congress,...

Radar Theme: Materials Science

By Nat Torkington
August 14, 2008

[This is part of a series of posts that briefly describe the trends that we're currently tracking here at O'Reilly] New materials follow a curve: initially expensive and so used by R&D only, but many eventually become mass-produced and cheap and so enable mainstream applications. By tracking new materials with interesting possibilities, we can be ahead of the mass-manufacturing curve....

Radar Theme: Overload

By Nat Torkington
August 8, 2008

[This is part of a series of posts that briefly describe the trends that we're currently tracking here at O'Reilly] We have access to more information than ever before, so now rather than attempting to acquire more information sources we're challenged to filter the ones we have. We want technology to make us more productive, more effective, and smarter. Life...

Radar Theme: Digital Democracy

By Nat Torkington
August 8, 2008

[This is part of a series of posts that briefly describe the trends that we're currently tracking here at O'Reilly] We can no longer smugly claim that the Internet exists separate from the law. Copyright, patent, and taxation are all pressing issues. From the other side, we can use our web techniques to fix a broken and corrupt political system....

Radar Theme: Clean Energy Tech

By Nat Torkington
August 8, 2008

[This is part of a series of posts that briefly describe the trends that we're currently tracking here at O'Reilly] All civilization depends on energy, and always has done so. Oil is rising rapidly in price and alternative energy and energy consumption management have become viable businesses. We're interested in the IT use of energy technology (green data centers) and...

Radar Theme: ARGs

By Nat Torkington
August 8, 2008

[This is part of a series of posts that briefly describe the trends that we're currently tracking here at O'Reilly] As the players of The Lost Ring watch the Beijing Olympics, they'll see more than the rest of us. They've been playing an Alternate Reality Game, creating new significance for events and locations in the real world. Companies are interested...

Radar Theme: Neo-Geo

By Nat Torkington
August 8, 2008

[This is part of a series of posts that briefly describe the trends that we're currently tracking here at O'Reilly] Google Maps and Google Earth changed our ideas of what a map on a computer could do for us. We now have tremendously detailed data about the real world and software to manipulate it. Some of the data and code...

Radar Theme: Index

By Nat Torkington
August 8, 2008

This post is an index to a series of posts made in August 2008 outlining major O'Reilly Radar themes. New posts will be linked in here as they go up. Bio Synthetic Biology Neuro-Everything Personal Genomics Real World Physical Web Neo-Geo Mobile Clean Energy Tech Web Web Ops Social Networking Web 2.0 Money/Web People New User Interfaces Collective Intelligence Digital...

Radar Theme: Web Ops

By Nat Torkington
August 6, 2008

[This is part of a series of posts that briefly describe the trends were currently tracking here at O'Reilly: 1, 2, 3, 4.] It has been reported that every 100ms of latency costs Amazon 1% of profit. Every company whose web site drives their business is in the same situation, they just don't know it yet. The techniques of web...


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