HCI: Use OData Adapter – YouTube

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GTFS brings open data to public transit: A developer’s first look at the spec

GTFS brings open data to public transit: A developer’s first look at the spec

Google and a group of developers spearheaded GTFS, a format for public transportation schedules and geographic data. Here’s what developers need to know to start using the data standard. Figure A: Transit data loaded into ScheduleViewer tool. The local government in Louisville, KY is sponsoring a contest for applications that best utilize TARC General Transit(…)

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Stockholm seeks players in open data innovation competition

The city of Stockholm says it has launched one of the biggest competitions in open data in Europe. The Open Stockholm Award, will see participants “develop innovations for a smarter Stockholm”, said the organisers. Over 100 open data sources are available to use in the competition. “Environmental and information technology are both key priorities in(…)

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Philly Launches Open Data Site Focusing on Contracts

Philly Launches Open Data Site Focusing on Contracts

The City of Philadelphia, through a joint effort among the Finance Department, Chief Integrity Officer and the Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT), has launched a new open data website for City contracts. The site provides data on the City’s professional services contracts in a searchable format and includes a breakdown of contract dollars by(…)

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Now our tax data could be sold to businesses

Now our tax data could be sold to businesses

Personal financial details of millions of taxpayers could be sold to firms HMRC said law will be changed to allow release of ‘anonymised’ data Move comes despite warnings it could cause catastrophic privacy breach By Jason Groves Published: 19:41 EST, 18 April 2014 | Updated: 10:11 EST, 19 April 2014 114 shares 109 View comments(…)

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Quantum Machine Learning

Quantum Machine Learning

Ever wonder what will happen when exabyte data stores are the norm, and even the parallelism of Hadoop can no longer provide the necessary processing power to address the data deluge? Quantum computing may hold the answer. Seth Lloyd from MIT visited the Google Quantum AI Lab in Los Angeles to give a tech talk(…)

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Facebook ‘Nearby Friends’ Will Track Your Location History To Target You With Ads

Facebook ‘Nearby Friends’ Will Track Your Location History To Target You With Ads

Facebook says it’s not using its new Nearby Friends feature to target ads yet, but after I asked why it’s tracking “Location History” it admitted it will eventually use the data for marketing purposes. This morning, the proximity sharing feature began rolling out to iOS users after it’s launch yesterday, and with it I discovered(…)

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Microsoft drops $1.1B to grow its data center footprint in Iowa

How can big data and smart analytics tools ignite growth for your company? Find out at DataBeat, May 19-20 in San Francisco, from top data scientists, analysts, investors, and entrepreneurs. Register now and save $200! Microsoft will soon harvest a lot more corn — err, servers — in Iowa. The tech giant is investing in(…)

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Bitcoin 2.0: Unleash The Sidechains

Bitcoin 2.0: Unleash The Sidechains

“Cryptocurrencies will create a fifth protocol layer powering the next generation of the Internet,” says Naval Ravikant. “Our 2014 fund will be built during the blockchain cycle,” concurs Fred Wilson. And Andreessen Horowitz have very visibly doubled down on Bitcoin. Even if you don’t believe in Bitcoin as a currency, and I’ll grant there’s plenty(…)

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The Dawn Of Cloud 2.0 And Why Google Started A Price War

The Dawn Of Cloud 2.0 And Why Google Started A Price War

Editor’s note: Peter Relan is serial entrepreneur-turned-founder of two incubators: YouWeb (focused on gaming), and Studio 9+ (focused on big data, IoT, wearables, and P2P marketplaces). His incubations include OpenFeint, Crowdstar, Hammer and Chisel, Spaceport, and Agawi. Prior to founding his incubators, Peter held founding roles at Webvan and Business Signatures, as well as executive(…)

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