Travel guru Peter Greenberg roams the globe for his Public Television series The Travel Detective and CBS News, looking for the best deals and places to visit. With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, we got to wondering—what tech tools does he pack before he heads out? What apps does he use (or not use) to book flights and hotel rooms?
The boat, loaded with 15 tons of cargo from 30 farms, is about to complete its maiden voyage down the Hudson. The crew has been hosting daily dockside markets at port towns from Hudson to Yonkers, selling pantry staples, like wild birch syrup, heirloom beans and Atlantic-harvested seaweed, and fresh produce, like blue fingerling potatoes from Juniper Hill Farm in Wadhams, N.Y., and shiso from Grange Co-Packer Cooperative in Essex, N.Y., which von Tscharner Fleming co-founded.
“Nine million people live within walking distance of the boat’s markets,” she said. “Frankly, it shouldn’t be a luxury to eat regional food. We’re allowing ourselves to imagine what it might mean to reshuffle the system and move toward a compelling, regionally appropriate, affordable, satisfying diet.”
On my trip to NYC this week I used Toyota Highlander and Ford Escape Hybrid(in photo below) taxis. The city is phasing them out for the Nissan NV200 that I wrote about here
But one taxi driver I talked to is in no hurry to make the switch. His 2009 Escape has racked up 400,000 miles (I had to triple check he did not say 40,000). His colleague and he drive it 22 hours a day. He gets it serviced every 2 weeks and inspected every 4 months.
He had a GPS unit and a smartphone going. The TV was playing non stop and and the credit card reader must get used countless times a day as more passengers use credit cards.
All in all I was in awe of the 34 square miles called Manhattan which allow for stress testing such an unbelievably productive vehicle.
Photo Credit Wikipedia
Convenience is one reason sales are surging. "We didn't want to create something where you had another gadget to keep track of," explains Davide Vigano, CEO and co-founder of Heapsylon. His company developed a line of machine-washable fitness gear that monitors calorie burn, heart rate and breath rate, which goes on sale this month. The company is planning to market a $199 pair of socks next year that tracks running statistics like weight distribution and pace and then suggests via an iPhone app how to improve performance.
The most ambitious smart clothing aims to save lives. In September, Rest Devices, a company created by MIT grads, started selling Mimo, a $200 organic baby romper that monitors for warning signs of sudden infant death syndrome, sending an alert over wi-fi to parents' phones. Another firm, First Warning Systems, is testing a sports bra that screens breast tissue for cancer. It could go on sale in the U.S. in 2015, pending regulatory approval.
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“The console incorporates software and systems developed throughout the rest of Microsoft and is the first big test of what the company calls its One Microsoft strategy. Pushed by outgoing Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, the idea is to encourage Microsoft’s product groups to work together and tear down once-rigid walls between divisions.”
Almost anything can be art, and if you ask Olaf Breuning, that includes air itself--as seen here in Smoke Grid, a piece that will emit psychedelic smoke patterns on Dec. 4 in a park in Miami Beach. Breuning's installation is one of dozens of open exhibitions for the public section of Art Basel Miami Beach (Dec. 5--8), which helps ensure that the renowned art festival isn't just for wealthy collectors.
Real estate specialist Manie Kohn uses drones to video luxury properties (see video below). Terence Reis flies them to photograph surfers. Brad Mathson monitors farmland in the Dakotas, while Ryan Kunde uses a drone to improve production at his vineyard.
(Jeff) Bezos thrust drones into the spotlight when he talked about his plans to use them to deliver packages on 60 Minutes Sunday night. But thanks to drones' ability to shoot aerial photos and video steadily and collect other data cheaply, they are already being used in many sectors, including movie making, sports, mining, oil and gas production and construction.
The inscriptions “GLICo” on the wall took me back to 1931 and a meeting of insurance executives.
I was actually at the HfS BluePrint event in the Great Room at the W Union Square which has in the last decade lovingly restored the 1911 HQ of the Guardian Life Insurance Co.
A bit later I found myself on the elevated tracks of the LRT Sixth Avenue line peering into the holiday decorations of the Simpson, Crawford, Simpson store. In reality I was sitting in the lobby of the magnificent Infor HQ at 641 Avenue of the Americas.
In the holiday mood from the train ride I walked down to Rockefeller Center to watch the lighted Christmas tree. While General Electric was helping roll out power around the country, the tree in 1931 used conventional light. In reality, I was watching the new generation LED and other dazzle that decorates the tree in 2013.
New York does many things right – and it takes care of its old structures as well as any other city in the world.
Technically the Deep Web refers to the collection of all the websites and databases that search engines like Google don't or can't index, which in terms of the sheer volume of information is many times larger than the Web as we know it. But more loosely, the Deep Web is a specific branch of the Internet that's distinguished by that increasingly rare commodity: complete anonymity. Nothing you do on the Deep Web can be associated with your real-world identity, unless you choose it to be. Most people never see it, though the software you need to access it is free and takes less than three minutes to download and install. If there's a part of the grid that can be considered off the grid, it's the Deep Web.
The Deep Web has plenty of valid reasons for existing. It's a vital tool for intelligence agents, law enforcement, political dissidents and anybody who needs or wants to conduct their online affairs in private--which is, increasingly, everybody. According to a survey published in September by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 86% of Internet users have attempted to delete or conceal their digital history, and 55% have tried to avoid being observed online by specific parties like their employers or the government.
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The M-disc team has done digital civilization a real service by building a reliable digital archive medium that is cheap - M-discs are available online for just over $2 each in bulk - tough, and widely usable with current technology.
I've been scanning hundreds of family photos and am putting together archive discs of those and other documents for my family. Until the M-disc I wouldn't have bothered because there was no trustworthy media to put them on. Now I believe there is.
Is the M-disc technology perfect? No. Only about a dozen LG burners are certified to write M-discs, although other burners may be able to. Another catch: M-discs may not be readable by every DVD player. I didn't find it to be a problem with my Apple Superdrive or LG Blu-ray player, but Millenniata engineers noted that it could happen. But given the ubiquity of DVD and Blu-ray readers I don't think that is much of a problem: if one doesn't work, try another.
EBay has set up three new connected screens in the Westfield shopping mall in San Francisco. They will sell about 100 products from Sony, Rebecca Minkoff and Toms from Nov. 20 through Jan. 12. Shoppers can browse and buy in the same way and the products can be delivered to their homes for free.
The shopping screens are in areas of the mall that are being rebuilt, replacing the usual boarded up signs that cover such construction areas.
Courtesy of Jeff Nolan, an article in Politico on technology related cases to be heard by the Supreme Court starting this week. They focus on search warrants as they apply to digital items and whether passwords are protected under the 5th Amendment and whether law enforcement can force suspects to reveal them.
Jeff Hudson, CEO of Venafi, a cybersecurity firm, explains in this blog post and summarizes in the graph below. Of course, the NSA has not commented so it could be an informed opinion but still speculative
The search engine, called the Drug Gene Interaction Database, includes 2,600 genes and 6,300 drugs that target them to make up 14,000 drug-gene interactions. An additional 6,700 genes are also included in the database because of the potential for finding a matching drug that interacts with them.
Before this innovation, researchers and clinicians sorted through clinical trial results, scientific studies and other sources of information one at a time to find the right information that could help them treat a patient. Now, these interactions are easy to investigate all in one place.
The database isn’t complete with either all possible drugs or genes. “There are genes that we haven’t yet found out their uses for, and the drug side needs more to target,” says Malachi. But this is the first time that known interactions have been put together in one database.
Just revealed on CBS 60 Minutes by Charlie Rose who went "Oh my God" when he was shown it at Amazon.
Jeff Bezos managed his expectations that FAA approvals would take a while, but we can start to salivate about not just same day, but 30 minute home deliveries !!!
The spiderlike machine carries a point-and-shoot camera aimed at the ground as it travels along a preprogrammed path defined by GPS coordinates. But Dandois and fellow researchers are trying to do more than just get a bird’s-eye view of the treetops.
Dandois is working on Ecosynth, a suite of tools his team is developing with National Science Foundation funding. Their goal is to allow anyone from a professional ecologist to a citizen scientist to generate an interactive, three-dimensional map of any landscape. He says that a confluence of ever-cheaper drones — Dandois prefers the less ominous term autocopters — with more accessible and user-friendly 3-D mapping and visualization software has made this project possible.
In the past year, Candy Crush Saga has been downloaded some 500 million times and played more than 150 billion times. The game got off to a slow start as an online game two years ago, but after some design changes expressly intended to thwart players tempted to put it down, it has become a global phenomenon--popular everywhere from Brazil to Hong Kong. It is the first game of the smartphone era to top the most-downloaded charts for Apple iOS, Google Android and Facebook simultaneously.
The rules of play are simple: line up three candies of the same color and repeat. But within that basic premise, Candy Crush's maker, a London-based software company called King, has devised an apparatus that is almost frighteningly effective at turning new players into fanatics--and making money too. Which is a particularly sweet trick considering that Candy Crush is free to download and free to play.
“They'll hear a holiday greeting from Santa in his workshop at the North Pole. We'll also email you a recording of your child's wish list that you can share with family and friends. It's a great way to make memories and spread holiday cheer.”
Starting at 5 p.m. EST on December 24, you can call the number again to follow Santa and his reindeer on their journey, as they deliver gifts around the world.
And live near a Taubman Mall (like Willow Bend in Plano, TX or Fair Oaks in Fairfax, VA) you may want to take them to the Microsoft sponsored Ice Palace
“Featuring a 30-foot ice dome with falling snow, a light show and interactive fun for all ages, this year the free exhibit also delights with a 360-degree arctic immersion, via breathtaking video footage from BBC Earth and its award-winning program, Frozen Planet. Visitors can also marvel at the larger-than-life snow globes, leave an icy handprint and sit on the chilly Ice Throne. The icy adventure culminates with a visit to Santa and a special gift.”
And while you wait for the kids grownups can check out the Surface 2 and some Nokia products that Microsoft has on display.
Photos from the International Plaza in Tampa
In most versions of the current model, customer payment data are stored on the Internet for access via smartphone applications, such as the mobile version of PayPal’s site or specialized apps developed by a particular merchant. Starbucks(SBUX) customers can download the company’s app to their phone, load it with a credit or debit card, then pay at most of the coffee chain’s 11,437 U.S. locations by opening the app and waving their phone under a scanner. The company says more than 11 percent of payments in the U.S. and Canada are now made with mobile devices, thanks in part to a discounts and rewards program.
Other merchants have toyed with variations on that model. The 26,000 U.S. locations of sandwich chain Subway don’t have specialized barcode scanners, but their registers can print barcodes for a customer with the company’s app to scan with a phone camera and use to authorize an online payment. Chipotle Mexican Grill’s (CMG) app lets customers order from the road to avoid standing in the chain’s serpentine lunch-hour lines. Besides reducing barriers to payment, this can give retailers a much better way to contact a customer—and a closer look at her long-term behavior, says Richard Crone, chief executive officer of payment advisory firm Crone Consulting. “The real value is that they now know who their customer is and can reach out to them at any time,” he says.
Photo credit Starbucks
I have written about previous GE versions of the sleigh. This year “GE scientists are turning to the crowd and the power of 3D printing to design a whole new sleigh for Santa that will ensure he makes all of his deliveries this holiday season.”
Some of the entries already submitted on GrabCAD’s site
In the meantime, as more of holiday gift requests and fulfillments flow through ecommerce sites BusinessWeek describes Santa's other sleigh
"At mighty Amazon, the omniscient computer program that practically runs the company’s supply chain is known internally as the Mechanical Sensei. The program tracks all the items and orders coursing through Amazon’s systems. It makes millions of small decisions, such as how much of a particular product Amazon should buy, and—given the geographic dynamic of demand for that particular —where in its massive network of fulfillment centers to store it.'
Pat Phelan, who I profiled in The New Polymath, is a consummate networker so not surprised to see this train trip he organized
Apple, IBM, Dell, Facebook, Google, and dozens of other tech companies have large operations in Ireland. The country is also home to hundreds of startups. The three-car chartered train -- one of Phelan's many ideas -- transported about 50 mostly Irish startup execs, as well as venture capitalists from Luxembourg, New York, and Ireland, to the summit, an annual two-day tech conference in Dublin. This year's event drew about 10,000 people, including SpaceX's Elon Musk and Skype founder Niklas Zennström, who engaged in 48 hours of frenzied networking and dealmaking.
Occipital has developed apps that allow people to scan objects in 3-D by walking around them, and to scan entire rooms. One shows how the sensor can enable augmented reality, where virtual imagery is overlaid onto the real world when seen through a viewfinder. In that app, a person plays fetch with a virtual cat by throwing a virtual ball that bounces realistically off real-world objects
Whether you plan to line up at midnight outside your favorite big-box store or prefer to score online deals in your PJs, the mass of deals and sales on Black Friday can overwhelm even the savviest of shoppers.
Fortunately, your smartphone is all you need to make sure you get the very best prices on everything on your holiday shopping list. Download these essential apps (like Amazon Price Check in photo) while the turkey is in the oven and prepare to save.
Bloomberg gallery of seasonal flavors like the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte and some below
On a day like today with so much food everywhere, good to see this
"The 28-year-old former Fulbright scholar, cooking instructor and Community Coordinator for Bi-Rite is on a mission this morning: to give away 115 pounds of organic gold apricots and black seedless grapes to a local hunger-relief charity. Fifteen minutes later, a tweet alerts Simley that a volunteer from Food Runners is on his way to claim the fresh fruits which will be distributed within 24 hours to low-income residents in San Francisco.
It's a stunningly effective demonstration of how the battle against food waste has shifted online, where Facebook, Twitter and startups (like CropMobster) are helping to nimbly crowdsource surplus food that would otherwise end up composted or worse – end up rotting in a landfill."
The Richards family in Canberra, Australia has over 500,000 lights – a Guinness record!
When you think of Macy’s, you probably picture Santa Claus, a Thanksgiving Day parade, or its eleven-story, 2.2-million-square-foot flagship location in Manhattan, once known as the world’s largest store.
But that wouldn’t be an accurate picture of the U.S. retailer. In recent years, Macy’s has turned into a digital hybrid nearly as familiar with GPS signals and online advertising as it is with clothes racks and perfume counters. According to its annual report, it’s now “an omnichannel retail organization operating stores and websites.”
“Omnichannel” is a buzzword that describes a survival strategy. Threatened by the growth of low-cost online merchants, traditional retailers are reacting by following customers onto the Internet. Macy’s does it as well as any. On its website, it installs 24 different tracking cookies on a visitor’s browser. On TV, it runs ads with Justin Bieber that urge millennials to download its mobile app, which tells them which of the chain’s stores is closest to their location. Once inside, they can use the app to scan QR codes on a pillowcase or a pair of shoes. Online orders now ship from the backrooms of 500 Macy’s stores that this year began acting as mini distribution centers.
Photo Credit of today's Parade Lineup from its site
I met Charly Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Icrecreams last Thursday at a Plex event where he had samples of their amazing artisanal flavors. We worked out a barter deal. On Sunday, he asked me the flavors I would like. I told him it would be fantastic if the kids who are coming home for Thanksgiving could taste the Salty Caramel sandwich I had raved about.
Today, they arrived - the sandwiches and other samples Charly generously sent. I am marveling at the packaging – with dry ice, it is colder (-109.3 F) during transit than it is is in your freezer!
Impressive Jeni’s along with Fedex make such home delivery routine even in a short, busy holiday week. Fedex picked it up at 5 pm yesterday in Columbus, OH and delivered less than 24 hours later, 1,000 miles away.
Now think about all the fresh produce that is being shipped in bulk day after day. Global Trade magazine ranks its best third party logistics providers and includes a category for Best Temperature Controlled providers like C.H. Robinson (truck in photo) in this issue.
Don’t you love logistics which make the complex look so routine?
BTW, on the barter with Jeni's, all I can say is I got the better end of the deal :)
The big change next year will be a new USB PD (Power Delivery) standard, which brings much more flexibility and ten times as much oomph: up to 100 watts. In his London office Simon Daniel, founder of Moixa, a technology company, charges his laptop from a prototype souped-up USB socket. The office lighting, which uses low-voltage LED (light-emitting diode) lamps, runs from the same circuit. So do the monitors, printers and (with some fiddling) desktops. Mains power is only for power-thirsty microwaves, kettles and the like.
ESPN Magazine (sub required) with its usual set of interesting analytics
AFTER 16 YEARS, Peyton Manning finally seems to be getting the hang of playing quarterback. Here's how he's pulling off his best year ever, which may just be the best year ever.
My friend Troy Angrignon whose credentials include wearing out 3 Nike Fuel bands, 2 Fitbit Flex bands, and 4 Jawbones compares various “quantified self” aids
“First, let’s get my bias out of the way. I’m an athlete who loves data. I’ve tried many systems, many apps, and many devices. I also have a passion for good design and user experience so my summaries are a combination of my thoughts on these from many angles: industrial design, daily survivability, daily usability, ruggedness, user experience, feel, app quality and function, and data interoperability.”
He compares Nike Fuel, Jawbone, Fitbit Flex, Basis B1, Fitbit Force, Misfit Shine and Polar Loop
That’s the promise of Canadian startup Adfreetime.com, one of a handful of providers to offer what’s called a DNS-switching service. Launched in May by 26-year-old Richard Probst, the website offers subscribers the ability to mask their browsers’ location by rerouting the embedded geographical identifier through a server somewhere else in the world. Turn on the region-unlocking service through a simple Web interface—Adfreetime has designed these as on/off buttons, like light switches—and it will appear as if a user in, say, Iowa is actually signing on from Ireland. “We have servers all around the world,” Probst explained in an interview.
Fortune (sub required) about Commercial Aircraft Corp of China
“Comac is an aviation experiment on a scale the world has never seen. The five-year-old company aims to go from constructing model airplanes to producing commercial jetliners in less than a decade -- in an industry that's been dominated by Europe's Airbus and America's Boeing for so long that "duopoly" as a description seems to have shed any negative meaning.”
While the world outsources to China, Comac, in its time to market eagerness, is sourcing major components from around the world.
The magazine shows the components and global sources as with the Rockwell Collins below
The event last week shut down Howard Street in San Francisco to accommodate a cloud which decided to visit earth. Salesforce says its Plaza had the biggest structure ever inflated in North America. 79,000 square feet of turf was brought in to surround it – and with the rain that joined the cloud, most attendees sloshed around it like little kids. The rain also did little to dampen the enthusiasm of 9 bands that played there during the event.
Here is a time lapse video of the structure set up
And a video of the structure at the color saturated Welcome reception on Monday night
Thanks to Brielle Nikaido of Salesforce.com for the factoids and the videos.
It is a truism that the march of technology has killed Main Street media.
Well, the New Florence blog has chuckled at that comment for years now as it has benefited from my monthly trip to the magazine section at Barnes and Noble. Such a wide range of technologies covered across the publications. This summer for the book project, I interviewed the CEO of Burda, the German publishing house. He described how with business model and staffing changes many of his properties had survived the digital transition.
Larry Dignan of ZDNet was telling me how the iPad (and other tablets) has allowed several publications to be reinvented. The amazing color saturation, the interactive graphics, the embedded videos are all making the reading experience so much more enjoyable. Indeed, many of the graphs on New Florence these days come from my subscriptions on the iPad – the one above of Miami smoke art from Time, and below of the Hermes clock from a supplement in Wired.
So, I am tempted to sign up to NextIssue – it promises unlimited and archive access to 122 well known magazines for $ 14.99 a month. My only hesitation is it will make me think about cutting back those B&N trips.
Another electric car. Ho-Hum?
The BMW i3 is different in many ways as TechRadar discusses
“Open all the doors (including the back "suicide" doors) and you can look right through the whole car. There's no transmission tunnel, of course, so the floor is flat, again contributing to a sense of airiness.”
Then there are dual screens, and the “iDrive with the i3's own version of BMW ConnectedDrive. BMW is pitching the i3 as coming with "connectivity as standard". Indeed, all i3s get Bluetooth, DAB radio, iDrive Touch, cruise control, BMW Business Navigation, BMW Online, BMW Apps and Advanced ConnectedDrive as standard.” The Remote mobile app rounds out that experience.
The New York Times adds
“BMW outfitted it with materials Mr. Walter said were meant to soothe: seats clad in fine leather, sustainably harvested bamboo across the dashboard and recycled bottles on the door panels.”
“BMW says that the i3’s electric motor produces 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, and that the car’s battery will charge fully in about three hours. Its range is 80 to 100 miles, depending on driving style, and an optional gasoline-powered range extender — a 650-cubic-centimeter 2-cylinder BMW motorcycle engine that includes a two-gallon gasoline tank mounted in the front of the car — adds another 100 miles or so to that, Mr. Walter said. The small engine is tucked next to the electric motor at the rear of the car.”
Nice article in Data-Informed on Todd Mostak who has done fascinating global event analytics even though his background is in economics and anthropology, not computer science
“Through World Map, Mostak worked for the Japan Data Archive, a project to collect data from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The project uses MapD to display several data sets on a map instantly.
Mostak is working with Harvard to visualize the Kumbh Mela, a 55-day Hindu religious festival that happens only once every 12 years that will see more than 80 million people attend. Mostak and MapD will visualize anonymized cell phone data to analyze crowd flow and social networks.
An example of TweetMap, displaying tweets about “hockey” in December 2012.
World Map also serves as a platform for Mostak’s first visualization project, TweetMap, which allows users to look at Twitter heat maps from 125 million tweets sent in three week span in December of 2012.”
I spent a couple of hours at the Motor Trends 2014 Model Auto Show in Tampa today. I was hoping to see the hydrogen cell Hyundai Tucson (my wife has earlier model) and the BMW electric i3. Both have been sighted in CA this week, but not yet in FL.
No problem, there was plenty of other technology at the show
Seat controls in the “low-end” Mercedes CLA 250
Heads up display and other displays everywhere in the “high-end” Hyundai Equus
Emissions technology in Subaru Forester
Paint technology for Kia line up
Steering-by-wire technology in the Infinity Q50
UX technology in Cadillacs
Fuel efficiency technology in Fords
Panoramic sunroof on the Range Rover
Social media tech at the Chevy area
Tablets for Motor Trends magazine subscription
Mobile app for show with floor plans and plenty of other detail
ImageThink has some other use cases for such “graphic recording”
Photo Credit Click to enlarge
Two years ago, Electrolux institutionalized what it calls an “innovation triangle,” bringing together the design, research and development, and marketing departments to jointly hammer out decisions on new products. Management in Stockholm embraced the idea after it was successfully pioneered by the company’s Brazilian unit. The company tests potential designs with focus groups. Anything with a less than 70 percent approval rating is deemed not ready for prime time.
The introduction of the UltraCaptic illustrates the process. Bagless vacuum cleaners are rapidly gaining market share globally, and Electrolux wanted to introduce a model that would stand out from competitors such as Dyson and Hoover. In watching people vacuum their homes, researchers looked for things that were annoying, says Anton Lundberg, an Electrolux vice president who oversaw the effort. “One of the pain points was, when you emptied the dust, you saw particles flying around.”
GoGo, the wi-fi service being offered by many U.S. airlines (like Delta, discussed further on, and Virgin America, discussed in Chapter 6) leverages Aircell’s experience with airphones that we had in most seatbacks in the 1990s. Aircell paid the FCC about $30 million to acquire licenses for the air-to-ground frequencies. That allows it to differentiate from the satellite services of Row 44 that Southwest and others utilize. Planes transmit via underbelly blade antennae to 92 cell towers that can be accessed around the country and up to about 100 miles over international waters.
Now, the service is poised to improve in a couple of ways
a) Speed : To keep up with the much speedier ViaSat service being introduced by JetBlue, Gogo’s new service “will use a combination of cellular towers and satellites to beam 60 megabits per second to each plane. Its original service offered 3 mbps to each plane, which is currently used by 1,700 aircraft. They launched an updated product last year which beams 10 mbps, this product is currently being used by nearly 300 aircraft.”
B) Aircell’s roots: “The company announced today its Text and Talk feature, which allows passengers to send texts and make phone calls over its in-flight network using their own smartphones.
To get the service working, passengers have to download the Gogo Text & Talk app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store when they are on the ground and then when they are up in the clouds they can connect to the service. The app connects the phone to a network, which then allows the phone to access the device's phone and texting capabilities.”
Charles Dickens updated
Melissa O'Hearn's photo diary of two magnificent cities (including the perennial favorite of many – the Musee D’Orsay below) and the Eurostar which links them.
Highly recommend all three of them!
White paper from IID on the promise and challenges of sharing threat intelligence.
Couple of quotes from the paper
John Scarrow, Microsoft's General Manager of Safety Services: "The bad guys move fast... So the data needs to move extremely fast if you really want it to have a lot of value."
Maarten Van Horenbeeck, ex Google and Chairman of FIRST "There are a lot of stakes involved in balancing between maintaining the privacy of individual users and still being able to share certain information on security incidents so others can protect themselves,"
The paper discusses three stages of collaboration:
A Leica designed by Jony Ive (of Apple fame) and Marc Newson (who has designed cars, airport lounges and many other iconic products) goes on auction at Sotheby’s tomorrow to benefit Bono’s AIDS efforts
The wall in photo below was at Dreamforce courtesy of Tangible Interaction
“The Tangible studio was established in 2006 and since then we’ve produced branded interactive experiences for companies including Ford, Verizon, ESPN, Heineken, Samsung, Nokia, Adidas and MTV. In the entertainment sector, we've collaborated with Blue Man Group, Sensation White, Arcade Fire, Green Day, Coldplay and Chemical Brothers.”