- The Coming Mobile Data Apocalypse (Redmonk) — it is clear that the appetite for mobile bandwidth will grow exponentially over the next twelve to eighteen months. With high volumes of smartphones shipping, more and larger form factors entering the market, and the accelerating build out of streaming services, bandwith consumption is set to spike. Equally apparent is that the carriers are ill provisioned to address this demand, both from a network capacity perspective as well as with their pricing structures.
- Hamster Burial Kit and 998 Other Ideas — For Seth Godin’s Alternative MBA program, this week the nine of us came up with 111 business ideas each. But ideas are only valuable when someone (like you) makes something happen. What follows are our 999 business ideas, free for the taking.
- Sci Foo Short Videos — questions posed to Sci Foo attendees with interesting answers. I liked “What Worries You?”
- Instapaper 3 Released — all the features are ones I’ve wanted, which tells me Marco is listening very closely to his customers. Again I say: Instapaper changes the way I use the web as much as RSS did.
ENTRIES TAGGED "startup"
Mobile Data, Startup Ideas, Sci Foo, and Instapaper
The FCC and FortiusOne launch IssueMap.org, a citizen-generated mapping tool.
IssueMap.org, a new project from the FCC and FortiusOne, aims to convert open data into knowledge and insight.
Commandline for Story, Dystopic Predictions, Studying Failures, and Two Great Tastes
- Curveship — a new interactive fiction system that can tell the same story in many different ways. Check out the examples on the home page. Important because interactive fiction and the command-lines of our lives are inextricably intertwined.
- Egypt’s Revolution: Coming to an Economy Near You (Umair Haque) — more dystopic prediction, but this phrase rings true: The lesson: You can’t steal the future forever — and, in a hyperconnected world, you probably can’t steal as much of it for as long.
- Why Startups Fail — failure is a more instructive teacher than success, so simply studying successful startups isn’t enough. (via Hacker News)
- Computer Science and Philosophy — Oxford is offering a program studying CS and Philosophy together. the two disciplines share a broad focus on the representation of information and rational inference, embracing common interests in algorithms, cognition, intelligence, language, models, proof, and verification. Computer Scientists need to be able to reflect critically and philosophically about these, as they push forward into novel domains. Philosophers need to understand them within a world increasingly shaped by computer technology, in which a whole new range of enquiry has opened up, from the philosophy of AI, artificial life and computation, to the ethics of privacy and intellectual property, to the epistemology of computer models (e.g. of global warming). I wish every CS student had taken a course in ethics.
Etherpad, Scala, Journalism, and Mazes from Ruby
- ietherpad — continuation of the etherpad startup. Offers pro accounts, and promise an iPad app to come. (via Steve O’Grady on Twitter)
- Scala Collections Quickref — quick reference card for the Scala collections classes. (via Ian Kallen on Twitter)
- Raw Data and the Rise of Little Brother — Turns out, despite the great push for citizen journalism, citizens are not, on average, great at “journalism.” But they are excellent conduits for raw material — those documents, videos, or photos.
- Theseus 1.0 — impressive source maze builder in Ruby contributed to the public domain. (via Hacker News)
- You Can Work on Great Technology at Startups — There are more innovative database startups at various stages in their life than I can remember right now. So true–waiting for the inevitable amalgamation, thinning out, etc. (via Nat Friedman on Twitter)
- Dropbox for Teams — an interesting package of features from a very innovative company. (via Hacker News)
- Cloud Computing Checklist — Comparison and Analysis of the Terms and Conditions of Cloud Computing Services. What to look out for when signing a cloud contract. (via Rick Shera in email)
Deadline for submissions is January 10, 2011.
TOC's first Publishing Showcase will give you — and your business — a chance to get in front of hundreds of potential users and investors. Submissions are due by Jan. 10, 2011.
FTC technologist Ed Felten on how a "Do-Not-Track" tool might work.
The FTC has released a new online privacy report that could reshape advertising, media and business on the Internet. A key element of the report is the creation of a "Do-Not-Track" mechanism for web browsers.
BrightScope uses government data to clarify 401(k) plans, and it's making money along the way.
The story of Brightscope and 401(k) plan fees is one of the best government data-driven startup case studies in Gov 2.0, but it's not an open government data success story … yet.