Usama Fayyad, Yahoo’s chief data office, pitched his company’s reseach prowess at Supernova 2006. He is putting together what he described as the largest, deepest and smartest research group studying search, community, personalization, user engagement, interactive content and information navigation.
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This week on The Dan & David Show, we discussed the state of user-centric identity management. I was at the Burton Group Catalyst conference and David attending the Identity Mashup at the Berkman Center at Harvard Law School.
Bob Frankston, a thought leader that I really respect, a guy who can think in network packets, and a person who has no particular allegiance to anything but his own passions writes:“Network Neutrality” is essentially about preserving the Internet architecture. If a carrier claims to be providing Internet connectivity it should mean that they are treating all packets the same.
Had Scott Cleland, Chairman at Netcompetition.org (an outfit that is funded by the telecom industry), not forwarded me a link to his editorial on National Public Radio, I would have never heard it, and, quite frankly, would not have run for the Mylanta as quickly as I did.
"All client devices will be functionally identical in three to five years. The applications and services will be identical.
There's something special about witnessing innovation as it happens right in front of you. To a large extent, that's what this week's Identity Mashup Conference at Harvard University was about.
Reuters is reporting that two CxO's at Novell -- CEO Jack Messman and CFO Joseph Tibbetts -- have gotten the boot. Or should I say dragged out with their boots on.
During a workshop at Supernova on the rise of social media, marketing whizes from General Motors, Proctor & Gamble and Yahoo discussed how they are harness the Web and content created by user to sell their products. According to an ancient Pew Research study from 2003, 44 percent of consumers are creating content, expressing themselves in some form online, from message boards and blogs to social networks and personal Web site.
In the quest to make the Web more structured, Yahoo Local (the link from the Yahoo Local blog goes to The Dalles, where Google is building its mega datacenter) now supports the hCalendar, hCard, and hReview microformats on almost all business listings, search results, events, and reviews, said Yahoo's Andy Baio (below) during a workshop on decentralizing data at Supernova. Andy Baio, creator and co-founder of Upcoming.
Although Jared Benedict has gone to some lengths not to characterize a letter he received as a nastygram, he and Jon Udell have apparently received the equivalent of take-down notice from the producers of This American Life (one of my favorite National Public Radio-broadcasted programs). The letter threatened legal action.