The marketing potential of the Internet of Things is less about data and more about reach →


By Anna Russell

The Internet of Things - the world of connected devices - represents an interesting and potentially transformational shift in the way humans, hardware and software interact.

This programmble world is creating connections between technology enabled pieces of the environment…

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Can the Indian Super League wake a sleeping giant?

By Greg Lea

An initial glance at the latest FIFA World Rankings yields few surprises: world champions Germany sit top while Argentina, the runners-up in Brazil, are second. However, as you scroll further down the list, one name sticks out above all others. Way down in 158th place, below Puerto Rico, Curacao and Kyrgyzstan, are India.

In Soccernomics, Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski argue that population, football experience and per capita income are the best indicators of the strength of a national side. With 1.2 billion people and the world’s tenth largest economy, India – all set for the launch of the Indian Super League on Sunday – are undoubtedly the planet’s biggest underachievers.

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'I think people would be surprised to know my relationship with data, which is actually one of great skepticism as well as great admiration,' Nguyen says, adding that data only tells its observer what is happening, not why it’s happening. ‘You have to know where its limits are. Using data properly is a constant stream of experiments and feedback. The human-learning of that is part of the culture that I think is probably the most difficult to replicate.’


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Drug Cartel Presence in American Cities


Drug Cartel Presence in American Cities

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90 dataviz Tumblr blogs to follow →


The ultimate list of Tumblr blogs about data visualization, cartography and data journalism.

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#FridayFunFact2: For the first time, the number of broadband subscribers with the major U.S. cable companies exceeded the number of cable subscribers, the Leichtman Research Group reported today. Among other things, these figures suggest the industry is now misnamed. Evidently these are broadband companies that offer cable on the side.

— (from: The Internet Is Officially More Popular Than Cable in the U.S. | Business | WIRED)

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amazing video. must watch.

Watch this.

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200 years of medicine in the USA in one slide, via Dr. Atul Gawande. #hdpalooza


200 years of medicine in the USA in one slide, via Dr. Atul Gawande. #hdpalooza

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