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UPS is using a computer platform called Orion—which is 10 years and an estimated hundreds of millions of dollars in the making—to help sort through an almost infinite number of options to make delivery routes more efficient.
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Until we all get that long-awaited chip embedded at the base of our skull, this is a must-read for...well...mastering the information age.
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I wrote a bit of a treatise about how I get my news.
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Want to write the next Digits post on Google+? Here’s the template.
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Corporations long have dealt with hackers who went after their trade secrets and customers’ financial data. But the digital assault on Sony Pictures Entertainment took the possible consequences to a new level.
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The jet-engine maker is supplementing its traditional after-market business of selling parts and labor with specialized service contracts enabled by the collection and analysis of data from its sensor-laden products.
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From the post: "At the very least, the fact that I have an exquisitely maintained and categorized contact list telegraphs the fact that I'm the kind of schlub who would spend hours gardening a contact list, instead of going out and being an awesome guy. The social graph wants to turn us back into third graders, laboriously spelling out just who is our fifth-best-friend."
The Social Graph is Neither. I first came across the phrase social graph in 2007, in an essay by Brad Fitzpatrick, though I'd be curious to know if it goes back further. The idea of representing r...
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Is it my imagination or has the usage of the expression "in the wheelhouse" jumped a hundred-fold over the last couple weeks?
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