Sharing economy peer economy collaborative economy and collaborative consumption. What does it all mean? Put into context by Rachel Botsman…
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Over the past five years, a rapidly growing San Francisco company called GitHub has become a dominant player in software development, largely because it has fine-tuned the tools used for “version control,” which is the process of logging all the changes made to a set of documents. Programs are fragile enough that even a small change—a single misplaced semicolon, for example—might cause it to crash. GitHub keeps track of those semicolons, and who put them where.
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According to analyst firm, Enterprise Strategy Group, the enterprise cloud based file sharing revolution is being driven not by IT, but by end users – individuals who need to access and share data across laptops, smart phones and tablets whenever…
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GE Hospital Quest challenges app designers to take a data-driven approach to easing the confusion and frustration of hospital visits. Contestants all over the world have risen to the challenge. At the time of the first Milestone prize, there were already 100 submissions. The judges want to recognize a few early standouts, and share what they’re looking to see from the Grand Prize winners.
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The Swiss company Paradox Engineering is partnering with the city of San Francisco to pilot a project that uses streetlight poles to develop an expandable wireless network. It’s just one example of how the city is unlocking the power of open data.