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- Fortune 500 Nearly Doubles Use of Twitter – eMarketer – While the overall usage of Twitter by the Fortune 500 increased, so did its spread throughout the ranks of the list. Last year, nearly 40% of those companies with an account were in the top 100. By 2010, that had dropped to 25%, and companies in the middle of the pack made up a larger proportion of Twitter users.
- Platform strategy: Centre of an industry-wide ecosystem – A platform strategy is one of the top requirements to be a dominant force in your industry. But it is not the only one.
- A special report on smart systems: It’s a smart world | The Economist – The real and the digital worlds are converging, bringing much greater efficiency and lots of new opportunities, says Ludwig Siegele. But is it what people want?
- 5 Ways Google TV Will Disrupt Web Analytics – As internet moves to the family TV set it will start posing some interesting challenges to traditional web analytics. Web browsing would become more social and interactions will be dependent on parallel inputs.
- Twitter by the Petabyte: Using Big Data to Define Market Sentiment – ReadWriteCloud – BigSheets is a tool created by IBM that takes terabytes or even petabytes of Web data and turns it into information that provides business intelligence. The tool can be used for structured or unstructured data from internal or external sources. For instance, it can run streams of Twitter data for days, weeks or even months on particular keywords. That data can then be mashed up with internal information.
- A history of parcel bombs: Going postal | The Economist – Sending explosives through the post has a long and murky history.
- Symbian OS – one of the most successful failures in tech history – An insider view on why Symbian failed to capture the imagination of the ‘smartphone’ generation.
- Five Ways Twitter Can Help You Conquer Distraction – Harvard Business Review – Good thoughts on managing a distracting Twitter life.
- Google is lost in location-based battle with Facebook, will it checkin? – Facebook’s new mobile announcements have a lot of implications for mobile platforms. Robert Scoble wonders how Google will face up to the test. Places may be the starting point, but they still don’t have access to peoples social graph.
- Innovators, How Do You Use Data? – Scott Anthony – Harvard Business Review – Collecting truckloads of data is of no use unless you are going to do something with it, is it?