Senior Writer, GigaOM
Senior (and big data) writer at GigaOM; J.D.; thai boxer
gigaom.com — As I detailed yesterday, science has a data-credibility problem. There's been a rash of experiments that no one can reproduce and studies that have to be retracted, all of which threatens to undermine the health and integrity of a fundamental driver of medical and economic progress.
gigaom.com — Smartphones never cease to amaze me. I'm still impressed by how productive I'm able to be on my Android device no matter where I am (often to the chagrin of my wife), and I'm still surprised every time I see someone pull out a Square when it comes time to pay (like happened last night at Fat Choy in Las Vegas, a way-off-strip place you should totally check out if you're in town).
gigaom.com — Big data has become something of a buzzword. Everybody talks about it, but its impact can be elusive. How is big data really changing the way companies and other organizations function? These 12 stories highlight that transformation: from helping health insurers keep better tabs on patients, to changing how cars are made, to easing traffic congestion on busy freeways.
searchengineland.com — Google is keen for structured markup - to put it mildly. In the not-too-distant past, I wrote about Google's Data Highlighter for event data, a tool which allows webmasters to indicate structured data for events without having to actually mark up the site's HTML code.
gigaom.com — Startup WibiData has raised another $15 million and wants to turn the lessons it has learned in the field into generic software that can let anyone build predictive applications on Hadoop.
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