How lawyers are mining the information mother lode... →
xseedcapital: “Analytics is the wave of the future” - How lawyers are leveraging big data from companies like Lex Machina for pricing, practice tips and predictions
As recently as the year 2000, only one-quarter of all the world’s stored...– The Rise of Big Data | Foreign Affairs (via thisistheverge)
Updated information on the situation in Boston
shortformblog: 2+ people were killed by the twin explosions which erupted at/near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon. 28+ people injured by the explosions, and a number of alternate locations have now been closed off and/or evacuated as well. A controlled detonation was also used to dispose of a potential explosive outside of the Boston Public Library, and the AP reports...
The Impending Rise Of Solar Power →
parislemon: Christopher Mims for Quartz: All this will encourage yet more homeowners, businesses and communities to buy solar panels as power from the grid gets more expensive. You can see where this is going: The EEI says it could become a feedback loop that eventually wrecks the whole US utility industry, or at least greatly diminishes it. Eventually, people will only be using the grid as a...
‘This is a generation of kids that grew up with data science around them —...– Universities Offer Courses in a Hot New Field - Data Science - NYTimes.com (via infoneer-pulse) Glad I was an information science major :)
The IRS claims it can read your e-mail without a... →
cnet: The ACLU has obtained internal IRS documents that say Americans enjoy “generally no privacy” in their e-mail messages, Facebook chats, and other electronic communications. So much for the Fourth Ammendment rights…
Which Company Is "Scroogled"? →
parislemon: Michael Liedtke for the AP: Microsoft has tried to thwart Google by investing heavily in online services, to little avail. Since Google went public in August 2004, Microsoft’s online division has accumulated more than $17.5 billion in operating losses. The losses include an accounting charge of more than $6 billion for Microsoft’s acquisition of aQuantive, an online advertising...
Tesla Is The New Apple →
parislemon: Steven Johnson on the impending electric car revolution being led by Tesla: And if that’s the case, then the automobile industry will go through exactly what the computer and software world went through with the rise of the PC, the Web, and the mobile revolutions. Smaller companies that bet heavily on the new paradigm will become dominant in an amazingly short amount of time;...