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Big data and privacy: an uneasy face-off for government to face

By Andy Oram
March 5, 2014

Thrust into controversy by Edward Snowden’s first revelations last year, President Obama belatedly welcomed a “conversation” about privacy. As cynical as you may feel about US spying, that conversation with the federal government has now begun. In particular, the first …

The technical aspects of privacy

By Andy Oram
March 5, 2014

Thrust into controversy by Edward Snowden’s first revelations last year, President Obama belatedly welcomed a “conversation” about privacy. As cynical as you may feel about US spying, that conversation with the federal government has now begun. In particular, the first …

Kate Matsudaira: If You Don’t Understand People, You Don’t Understand Ops

By Courtney Nash
May 20, 2013

While automation is clearly making everyone’s lives who work in Operations much better, startup founder Kate Matsudaira (@katemats) acknowledges that “No one ever does their work in a vaccum.” You can try as much as possible to Automate All The …

Publishing News: HTML5 will be the future of publishing

By Jenn Webb
February 22, 2013

MIT Technology Review publisher, UC Berkley students bet on HTML5 At a recent executive retreat, Beet.TV sat down with MIT Technology Review editor and publisher Jason Pontin, who said that HTML5 will be the future of publishing. In a video …

Commerce Weekly: Mainstream mobile payment a decade out?

By Jenn Webb
September 6, 2012

Here are a few stories that caught my attention this week in the commerce space. Gimmick to mainstream — the difference a decade can make With Square teaming up with Starbucks, PayPal partnering with major chains like Home Depot and …

The Direct Project has teeth, but it needs pseudonymity

By Fred Trotter
August 24, 2012

Yesterday, Meaningful Use Stage 2 was released. You can read the final rule here and you can read the announcement here. As we read and parse the 900 or so pages of government-issued goodness, you can expect lots of commentary …

Publishing News: HMTL5 may be winning the war against apps

By Jenn Webb
June 1, 2012

Some are sticking with apps, but many publishers are choosing HTML5-based solutions; students at MIT have solutions for news; and Penguin and Macmillan tell the DOJ they weren't involved in price fixing.

Publishing News: HMTL5 may be winning the war against apps

By Jenn Webb
June 1, 2012

Some are sticking with apps, but many publishers are choosing HTML5-based solutions; students at MIT have solutions for news; and Penguin and Macmillan tell the DOJ they weren't involved in price fixing.

Publishing News: Kindle Fire and "your ad here"

By Jenn Webb
May 25, 2012

Amazon is reportedly peddling new ad space on its Kindle Fire home screen, Apple responds to the DOJ, and Craig Mod says its time to hack digital book covers.

Publishing News: Kindle Fire and "your ad here"

Publishing News: Kindle Fire and
By Jenn Webb
May 25, 2012

Amazon is reportedly peddling new ad space on its Kindle Fire home screen, Apple responds to the DOJ, and Craig Mod says its time to hack digital book covers.

Preview of HIMSS 2012

By Brian Ahier
February 10, 2012

Brian Ahier says we're at a pivotal moment for healthcare and health IT. Many of the core issues that will shape these domains in the years to come will be discussed at the upcoming Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference.

Publishing News: Agency pricing, out of the pan and into the fire

By Jenn Webb
December 9, 2011

Antitrust investigations into agency pricing were opened by the EU and the US. Elsewhere, David Soloff at AdAge offered much-needed advice for newspaper/magazine revenue, and Read it Later used its data to identify the web's top authors.

The end of social

The end of social
By Mike Loukides
December 5, 2011

If you want to tell me what you listen to, I care. But if sharing is nothing more than a social application feed that's constantly updated without your volition, then it's just another form of spam.

Trademarks, trust, and software quality

By Andy Oram
January 29, 2010

Trademark law hasn't caught up to free and open source software. But the issues it needs to address are parallel to quality and trust issues in the technology.

More that sociologist Erving Goffman could tell us about social networking and Internet identity

By Andy Oram
November 23, 2009

Reactions to Frame Analysis, a wide-ranging interpretation of experience by leading sociologist Erving Goffman. Although the Internet tends to strip away the external meanings Goffman recorded, we still bring our real-life frameworks into online interactions.

What sociologist Erving Goffman could tell us about social networking and Internet identity

By Andy Oram
October 26, 2009

Erving Goffman's classic sociological text, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, helps us understand the contradictory effects of presenting ourselves online, and where both opportunities and dangers lie.

Vendor Relationship Management workshop

By Andy Oram
October 14, 2009

CRM can offer many valuable benefits, but ultimately the control lies with the vendor. A Vendor Relationship Management workshop at Harvard looked at what it would take to leave control with the customers.

Lessons on Blogging from Jon Stewart

By Tim O'Reilly
August 27, 2008

Why the NY Times profile of Jon Stewart holds lessons for bloggers and journalists about the future (and heart) of their medium.


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