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The rise of the messaging economy

messaging economy
Listen to Wikipedia change and grow

WikipediaHatnote lets users hear the edits that are happening to Wikipedia in real time.Read the rest


Snowden vindicated

When the courts ruled NSA domestic spying illegal last week, it was the plain fact of that surveillance that was most important.

The Open Source Maps That Make Rescues in Nepal Possible

More than 4,000 mappers came to aid the effort to map the area around Kathmandu that got hit hardest.

Mobile Device Operating Systems Changing Landscape

The competition to become the third mobile device Operating System (OS), behind Google and Apple, has evolved.

Before 9/11, there was an individual by the name of Khalid al-Mihdhar, who came to be one of the principal hijackers. He was being tracked by the intelligence agencies in the Far East. They lost track of him. At the same time, the intelligence agencies had identified an al-Qaeda safehouse in Yemen. They understood that that al-Qaeda safehouse had a telephone number, but they could not know who was calling into that particular safehouse.

Censored and accessible pages on Instagram. Images mixed by Mahsa Alimardani.

Censored and accessible pages on Instagram. Images mixed by Mahsa Alimardani.

This research was conducted and summarized by Mahsa Alimardani and Frederic Jacobs. Ellery Roberts Biddle contributed writing and editing for this report.

TTIP is currently “too big to fly”. Pierre Defraigne offered his vision for the future of TTIP in a speech to the European Business summit.

Foursquare is taking advantage of its geolocation prowess to target businesses with two new platforms: Foursquare Location Cloud and Places by Foursquare. Location Cloud is essentially a collection of all of Foursquare’s data, including “massive amounts of smartphone sensor data” to help businesses predict and identify customer patterns.

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