'Sunspring' might seem like any other budget sci-fi film, but this wasn’t written by a Hollywood scriptwriter. The trailer
So if I was a betting man I'd say, based on its track record of innovative and disruptive strategies, that Google is currently setting itself up to exploit the growing opportunity for international calls and data throughout the emerging world. Which will of course, help sell a lot of phones. Watch out for a tie up with service partners in India very soon.
The problem with this is that rather than solving a problem that exists, Twitter seems to be identifying one which doesn't, then creating another which didn't.
Facebook courts you into thinking you're failing or overachieving. It will never bring you lasting happiness. Waiting for the total 'likes' to succeed the likes on previous posts only curtails happiness. How do I know this? I've been that 'like' whore. I have given the likes and waited for them.
A venture capital firm in Hong Kong has hired an artificially intelligent algorithm to its board of directors. Read that
It is always a good game to identify the game-changers: to reduce the complexities of history (and perhaps even the future) into simple cause and effect relationships. No more is this so than with technology, given that we like to think we are living in a technological age and thus there is always a buck to be made in either talking-up, warning of, or dismissing the impact of technology on the course of our lives and our societies.
Google felt its credibility was under attack, the backlash began; with the release of two not-so-cuddly algorithms called Panda and Penguin. Their mission: To penalise low-quality keywords, attack overused exact matched domains and reward websites with original, authentic content.
Key to the whole thing is engaging and genuinely useful content that people will want to share. This is especially true now that Google's understanding of quality has become more sophisticated, as it is able to make a judgment on what it sees as poor content.
Once again its time for the YouTube overlords to move the goalposts ever so slightly just to keep us video creators on our toes. The latest algorithm change might not be popular at first but with time it should make the site a place for quality not quantity.
In the same week that Google Analytics used Tweets to predict that London Mayoral election incumbent Boris Johnson was holding a four-point lead over long time Labour rival Ken Livingston, IBM also rolled out a law enforcement analytics package aimed at helping to predict and ultimately prevent criminal and terrorist activity. Big data, big results.