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New Study Says NFC To Eclipse QR Codes in the Next Few Years

November 30, 2011 by

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We’ve said on several occasions that QR codes were going to become less important as image recognition technology (nothing to scan, just point and shoot) and search improves. We continue to believe that in some situations, info recognition will be very useful. Today, Media Post has an article about a new Yankee Group report that […]

New Infographic: Who’s Using Google +?

November 30, 2011 by

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From a Flowtown Blog Post by Dan Martell: We all know about the high profile Google+ users such as Mark Zuckerberg or Sergey Brin, but what about the average user? We take a look at the demographics of Google+ and just how active they are. Data sources are provided. A Flowtown Infographic

Canada: Statistics: Smartphone Adoption Reaches 40 Percent in Canada

November 30, 2011 by

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New numbers from comScore. RIM Continues to Lead Smartphone Market, with Apple a Close Second Google Android Doubles its Smarthone Market Share in Past Six Months to 25 comScore today released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the Canada mobile phone industry for September 2011. The report ranked the leading mobile […]

Reference: Mercer’s 2011 Quality of Living Rankings Released (Highlights)

November 30, 2011 by

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Direct to Complete Highlights Package (via Mercer) Fast Facts: European cities dominate worldwide Quality of Living ranking, with cities in Australia, New Zealand and Canada also ranked highly. Singapore is the first Asian city in the Top 25, at 25. Vienna is No. 1 in the Quality of Living ranking. Luxembourg tops our Personal Safety […]

New From CNI: Open Data, Publishing Innovations, Assessment, In Latest ‘Conversations’ Podcast

November 30, 2011 by

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From the Coalition For Networked Information: Updates on issues ranging from open data to innovations in publishing to assessment are some of the topics covered in the latest report from CNI, the Nov. 28, 2011 installment of CNI Conversations. Director Clifford Lynch reports on the US Office of Science & Technology Calls for Comment on […]

Reference: Guide to State and Local Census Geography

November 30, 2011 by

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From the U.S. Census Bureau: The first Guide to State and Local Census Geography (1990 CPH-I-18) was issued in June 1993 as a joint venture between the US Census Bureau and the Association of Public Data Users (APDU). The book contained an overview of census geography and had information about key geographic concepts for each […]

A New Tool From Yahoo Labs: “Political Insights” (Data Analysis)

November 30, 2011 by

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From techPresident: Using data from May 2010 to January 2011, the tool analyzes click-through rates to 155 top U.S. political blogs with a particular political leaning. [Clip] The categorization of the blogs is based on the paper “A Tale of Two Blogospheres: Discursive Practices on the Left and Right” by Yochai Benkler and Aaron Shaw” […]