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The future according to Mr Google (great piece by The Guardian)

“There’s a lot of discussion in the world about the two billion that are connected,” he says. “We spend all day talking about the issues of e-commerce and start-ups and globalisation and so forth, and we forget that the majority of people are not online and that they will come ...

The future according to Mr Google (great piece by The Guardian)

“There’s a lot of discussion in the world about the two billion that are connected,” he says. “We spend all day talking about the issues of e-commerce and start-ups and globalisation and so forth, and we forget that the majority of people are not online and that they will come ...

Why big data needs human insight (via SmartPlanet)

"A problem well defined is a problem well solved,” Berlow said. He was referring to the idea that computers can calculate equations with a huge number of variables, but without humans to define the parameters, there’s no way for a computer to distinguish what is signal and what is noise…." Gerd ...

How to become internet famous for $68 (Santiago Swallow story sheds light on fake Internet fame – made me think)

There’s just one thing about Santiago Swallow that you won’t easily find online: I made him up. Everything above is true. He really does have a Twitter feed with tens of thousands of followers, he really does have a Wikipedia biography, and he really does have an official web site. ...

We can’t let the Internet of Things become the Tyranny of Things — Tech News and Analysis

http://gigaom.com/2013/03/24/we-cant-let-the-internet-of-things-become-the-tyranny-of-things/ If you’re one to track the Q rating of tech trends, then you know the cloud is so last minute and big data is good for little more than wrapping fish at Whole Foods. For 2013, it’s all about the Internet of Things.

How mobile has changed daily news consumption and why you need to understand it

http://www.themediabriefing.com/article/2013-04-05/user-day-usage-mobile-news We all know smartphones and tablets have revolutionised how consumers access media content. But away from the big picture there are essential details to consider, such as when consumers access your content.

The future of music, according to Spotify’s Daniel Ek

Spotify is now nearing a new deal with the labels to let it offer more free music on its mobile app. Why? Its data shows that many people are discovering Spotify on their phones, ignoring the desktop client entirely…" Gerd adds: hear hear 😉 IMHO despite the fact that I love Spotify ...

Belgacom m2m event in Brussels April 18 – meet me there

During the Belgacom m2m event we will present Belgacom’s current and future strategy in terms of Machine-To-machine (m2m), together with the m2m solutions and the new management platform. We will have the pleasure to welcome Gerd Leonhard, famous visionair who will talk about the importance and the evolution of the ‘Internet ...

The Swiss Miracle? interesting piece on Switzerland (where I live)

At their root, Europe’s economic and political problems result from a crisis of legitimacy. In Europe, the common economic zone and currency were created without an accompanying federal government. And the union itself controls less than two percent of the combined national GDPs of the 27 EU member states and ...

5 powerful talks about the quest for equality in the United States

http://blog.ted.com/2013/04/08/5-powerful-talks-about-the-quest-for-equality-in-the-united-states/ Freeman Hrabowski was a 9th grader in Birmingham, Alabama, when he heard a dynamic, impassioned speaker at church — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time, King was organizing a march for children, and Hrabowski begged his parents to let him be a part of it.

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