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Killing Big Data, About Time

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Killing Big Data, About TimeThat sounds like a very good idea. At The Next Web conference I was talking to an investor about a project I was involved in, I laughed and said it was a Big Data project. I brought out the cliché: I was in Big Data before it was called Big Data. The main issue I said with many of the Big Data projects I was being told about that they were actually Data Warehouse projects.
Why We Need To Kill Big Data

It’s the New Year and along with resolutions about eating healthier, being kinder and exercising more frequently, I’d like to add one more to the list. Let’s banish the term big data with pivot, cloud…

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January 5, 2013 at 8:09 pm

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Gather more foursquare Likes

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Gather more foursquare Likesfoursquare added a feature to allow people to like checkins without a 4sq account. Seeing the potential for abuse I tried to see whether I could like my own checkin, so I fired up a clean browser so I could try and like a checkin and I was unable to as it asked me to login.

Does it work for you?

Your best check-ins, now with more likes

Remember that time that barista made a foam art panda bear in your latte that looked exactly like a certain botched fresco and you took a picture with your check-in, and tweeted it, and blasted it out …

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January 5, 2013 at 7:44 pm

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Find All Your Stuff

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Find All Your Stuff
I’m really missing a gadget which dials home when it’s out of rang of you.
Mike Elgan
Tired of losing stuff? Now you don’t have to.We all lose stuff around the house. Keys. Wallet. And, of course, the TV remote. It is frustrating, time consuming and always seems to happen when we’re running late.Fortunately, low-cost gadgets can eliminate the panicky ransacking process and simply reveal the location of whatever it is you’re looking for. They use wireless technology and in some cases even smart phones. Here are three available now or in the near future.http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks…

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January 5, 2013 at 7:25 pm

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Pocket Revamp

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January 4, 2013 at 11:48 pm

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Clean Out Your Blog Drafts

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Dani??l Crompton shared Mack Collier’s post with you.
Clean Out Your Blog DraftsYou can only learn by doing, so post your unpolished drafts and get valuable feedback. It’s a Build-Measure-Learn cycle for your blogposts.

via Chris Brogan

Mack Collier
People are telling me they are cleaning out their drafts and publishing them after reading this. Blogging is like anything else, you get better the more you do it!
Done is better than Perfect when it comes to blogging

I’m enjoying reading Ekaterina Walter’s new book Think Like Zuck, which is about the five keys to business success that you can learn from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In the book, Ek…

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January 4, 2013 at 1:17 am

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Prepaid Creditcard

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Prepaid CreditcardWould you opt for a prepaid creditcard if it was cheaper?

Prepaid Cards Grow Despite Stigma Over Fees

It s nearly a full year since finance guru Suze Orman faced a backlash over her prepaid card fees and two years since the pricey Kardashian Kard went kaput — and yet the prepaid card market remains u…

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January 2, 2013 at 2:41 pm

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Artist CrowdFunding – Making Inspiration Happen

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Artist CrowdFunding – Making Inspiration HappenI’ve been working on WorkingTitle365, a new way for artists to crowd fund their work. The??goal is to unite Makers and their admirers, the Fans, in creating Beautiful Things.

Makers share their work and request support from Fans. The platform is aimed at encountering Makers, beautiful things and creative processes that a Fan would want to support.

Makers continue doing what Makers do best: Making Beautiful Things, performing or exhibiting, and inspiring…

WorkingTitle365 – You Make Inspiration Happen

You Make Inspiration Happen. Support a Maker, Be Rewarded. Roos Blufpand. Fan This Maker. Sumadi. Fan This Maker. Frank Ruiter. Fan This Maker. Harry de Leeuw. Fan This Maker. Petra Groen. Fan This Ma…

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December 27, 2012 at 2:43 pm

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