I am connected (on LinkedIn) to at least one person who is directly connected to Barack Obama. That's one degree of separation. With Bill Gates, I have two degrees of separation.
Social networks have made it possible for people to be more closely related than ever before. Actually, I'm much closer to Bill Gates than Barack Obama, in real life. I'd expect (in real life, as opposed to online) that my degrees of separation with the US President would be 4 or 5, and 3 with… Continue
By Deborah Yao, AP Business Writer , On Monday February 15, 2010, 11:36 am EST. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A tap on the HealthMap iPhone application brings up a cluster of red pins on a map, representing nearby cases of swine flu. Another tap brings up a form for ordinary Americans to add to the collection by reporting bouts they have or know about.
HealthMap Outbreaks Near Me is among scores of iPhone apps, along with social networks, Wikipedia and flu-tracking sites, that give… Continue
Companies have been cutting budgets, and lengthy/expensive patent applications is one of the easiest costs to cut. In the fast-moving economy, by the time your patent is accepted, the product is outdated. But there are other reasons for not submitting patents:
By submitting a patent, your idea can get stolen (e.g. by the patent Attorneys)
For analytic algorithms, it is much more important to be protected against reverse engineering (a…
DARPA's New Plans: Crowdsource Intel, Edit DNA Wired News
(02/02/10) Drummond, Katie
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency's (DARPA's) future plans call for crowdsourcing military
intelligence, creating an immune system for Defense Department networks, and
conducting research that could lead to editing soldiers' DNA. DARPA wants to
improve how the… Continue