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A Big Data challenge for you

I’m not the next Mark Zuckerberg. I don’t know how to write code. But I do have an idea for something – maybe not the next Facebook, exactly, but something – that would make the lives of students on campus … Continue reading

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“Weblining,” or good old-fashioned marketing?

The media in general – and the New York Times in particular – has been up in arms recently about the commercial uses of supposedly “private” data that is collected about people on the Web. As the story goes, all … Continue reading

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Meredith Kahn visit

I enjoyed today’s visit from Meredith Kahn and learning more about the future of publishing and copyright.  The publishing industry has probably been more disrupted than any other by the advent of the Internet and it will be interesting to … Continue reading

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Nate Silver Hates Detroit

Later today, the MLB will announce the winner of this season’s AL MVP award.  The race comes down to Miguel Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers’ power hitter, and Mike Trout, a rookie with the Los Angeles Angels.  The final voting from … Continue reading

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Location, location, location

Much as we might like to think that the Internet exists somewhere out there in the proverbial cloud, there is a real physical infrastructure underlying everything on the Net.  (For a visual tour of the journey of a single bit, … Continue reading

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Processing Lab: Chameleon (Casey Sunden & Alex King)

We were inspired by the sketch Tickle (Examples > Topics > Interaction > Tickle), which shows a word that you can “tickle” by moving your mouse over it.  We decided to expand on this theme and incorporate more “action” words … Continue reading

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Middleware & the infrastructure of the corporate bond market

Bottom layer: corporations seeking debt financing Generally, companies can access two sources of financing: equity and debt.  Equity is an ownership interest in a company; equityholders own shares and have a right to the profit of a company after all … Continue reading

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