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Rich Data, Poor Data: What the Data Rich Do - That the Data Poor and the Data Middle Class Do Not! Generally speaking, there are two kinds of companies in the world: data rich and data poor. The richest of the data rich are easy to name: Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple. But you don’t need to be at the top of this list to use data to create value. You need to have the tools in place to turn information (data) into action. That’s what the data rich do that the data poor and the data middle class do not. The Data Rich Treat Data Like Cash First-party data (the data collected directly from your business activities) is a core asset, and the data rich treat it like cash. They keep their data well organized, accessible and as safe as technology permits. The data rich know that data is a nascent form of currency, and while it is not precisely fungible, it can be traded. Da... (more)

Valve’s SteamOS is a Linux-Based OS for Your Living Room PC

SteamOS is Valve’s Linux-based solution for bringing gaming to the living room, the company announced on Monday. The operating system will be available free to license for manufacturers building “living room machines,” and it will also be available as a free download to users. Valve has customized Linux and Steam to facilitate gaming on big-screen TVs. “We’ve come to the conclusion that the environment best suited to delivering value to customers is an operating system built around Steam itself,” said Valve. “SteamOS combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming e... (more)

Should You Fear Artificial Intelligence | @CloudExpo #AI #IoT #Cloud

Opining about the future of AI at the recent Brilliant Minds event at Symposium Stockholm, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt rejected warnings from Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking about the dangers of AI, saying, “In the case of Stephen Hawking, although a brilliant man, he’s not a computer scientist. Elon is also a brilliant man, though he too is a physicist, not a computer scientist.” This absurd dismissal of Musk and Hawking was in response to an absurd question about “the possibility of an artificial superintelligence trying to destroy mankind in the near future.” Schmidt... (more)

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto: Sanity Check | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API

Apple CarPlay lets your car display a familiar, iOS-like interface. So too with Android Auto and its Google Now-ish display. But your new car has a built-in set of similar features that are ergonomically and technologically integrated. Should you plug your smartphone into the Apple CarPlay or Android Auto USB port and connect it to your car’s infotainment system, or just car-mount your smartphone, plug it into a charger and use it separately? I recently picked up my new car, which features a very high-tech, dual-screen multimedia interface. I was forced to purchase the top-of-the-... (more)

How Media Can Slice Through Always-On

[By Graeme Hutton] In my last column, I discussed how Always-On can now be seen for what it is: a potential biological addiction.  In a world where we are never far away from an electronic, online screen, we increasingly feel an inner urge to check our emails, social media pages and IM in every circumstance, despite how inappropriate that situation may be. The internal impulse to check our messages at such challenging times is fostered by the brain.  By checking our messages in such circumstances, the brain rewards our apparent furtiveness with a minute release of dopamine.  Dop... (more)