Top Stories: July 25-29, 2011

Data and education, real-time data, what publishers can learn from startups.

Here’s a look at the top stories published across O’Reilly sites this week.

How data and analytics can improve education
Education theorist George Siemens discusses education data: its current state, how it can shape customized learning, and what lies ahead for education analytics.
Real-time data needs to power the business side, not just tech
Real-time data analysis has come a long way, but Theo Schlossnagle, principal and CEO of OmniTI, says some technology improvements are actually causing a data analysis devolution.
What publishing can learn from tech startups
Author Todd Sattersten believes the publishing industry has a lot to learn from tech startups. Agile development, iteration and adaptation all have a place.
Ebook empowerment with EPUB3
New features in EPUB3 are expanding the horizons of ebook enhancement. In this interview, Julien Simon and Jérémie Gisserot of Walrus Books discuss the advantages of EPUB3 and what they’d like to see developers do next.
Books as a service: How and why it works
24Symbols, a kind of Netflix for ebooks, aims to benefit readers and publishers alike. Company co-founder Justo Hildago outlines the books-as-a-service model in this interview.

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