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Sunday, February 19, 2012

The New Haven Register ran an article tiled "Mapmaking enthusiast celebrated by Google for contributions." It profiles Map Maker contributor and Yale University librarian, Daniel Mugaburu. Google likes his work so much it made "him an international ambassador of online cartography, flying him around the world to talk about using Google Map Maker technology." I could not read much more so I went directly to the comments where I found what I hoped I'd see:

Chris wrote on Feb 19, 2012 2:25 PM:

" It is fun to contribute to community maps. I prefer to contribute to OpenStreetMap, the Global Wiki map. The big differences from G Maps are that the underlying data is accessible and contributors own their work in OSM - you're working for the community not a closed company map. "
I wonder if folks at Yale will try to have him change teams.
 
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by Adena Schutzberg on 02/19 at 04:47 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

From Wired Blog of February 14th:

“Today’s cyber criminals have the ability to interrupt life-sustaining services, cause catastrophic economic damage, or severely degrade the networks our defense and intelligence agencies rely on,” Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) said at a hearing last week. “Congress needs to act on comprehensive cybersecurity legislation immediately.”

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by Joe Francica on 02/19 at 11:33 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

From an IBM blog post on "big data" on February 15th:

The explosion of online life and cheap computer hardware have made it possible to store immense amounts of unstructured information, like e-mails or Internet clickstreams, then search the stored information to find some trend that can be exploited. The real trick is to do this cost-effectively. Companies doing this at a large scale look for similarities between one field and another, hoping for a common means of analysis.

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by Joe Francica on 02/19 at 10:51 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

According to a February 17th article in the Wall Street Journal:

The Pentagon's latest spending plan marks a little-noticed but important shift for the space industry, scaling back a push to use commercial satellites to supplement the military's communication and space efforts.

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by Joe Francica on 02/19 at 10:36 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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