Movie Review of “The Human Face of Big Data”

What does big data look like, anyway? To try to find out, I was very fortunate to have obtained a pass to see a screening of a most enlightening new documentary called The Human Face of Big Data. The event was held on October 20, 2015 at Civic Hall in the Flatiron District in New […]

Facebook is Now Restricting Access to Certain Data About Its User Base to Third Parties

It is a simple and straight-forward basic business concept in any area of commerce: Do not become too overly reliant upon a single customer or supplier. Rather, try to build a diversified portfolio of business relationships to diligently avoid this possibility and, at the same time, assist in developing potential new business. Starting in May […]

New Startup’s Legal Research App is Driven by Watson’s AI Technology

May 9, 2016: An update on this post appears below. Casey Stengel had a very long, productive and colorful career in professional baseball as a player for five teams and later as a manager for four teams. He was also consistently quotable (although not to the extraordinary extent of his Yankee teammate Yogi Berra). Among […]

New Chips are Using Deep Learning to Enhance Mobile, Camera and Auto Image Processing Capabilities

We interface with our devices’ screens for inputs and outputs nearly all day and everyday. What many of the gadgets will soon be able to display and, moreover, understand about digital imagery is about to take a significant leap forward. This will be due to the pending arrival of new chips embedded into their circuitry […]

The New York Times Introduces Virtual Reality Tech into Their Reporting Operations

As incredibly vast as New York City is, it has always been a great place to walk around. Its multitude of wonderfully diverse neighborhoods, streets, buildings, parks, shops and endless array of other sites can always be more fully appreciated going on foot here and there in – – as we NYC natives like call […]

Tech Day New York 2015’s Great Success Was Clearly App-arent

Even though the weather was cold and windy in New York yesterday, the environment inside Tech Day New York 2015 (and on @TechDayHQ and #NYTD) was sunny and warm. Thousands of guests attended and were able to survey the exhibits and speak with the representatives of more than 400 startups from the NYC area. (Thanks […]

Flashpoint Presents Its “Demo Day” in New York on April 16, 2015

Flashpoint is a startup accelerator at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. Using a well-defined program, they apply engineering-based methods to nurture new and scalable companies with the intention of addressing unmet demands in the marketplace. I had the great pleasure of attending their Demo Day presentation in New York, yesterday on April 16, 2015, at […]

Mapping the Distribution of Mobile Device Operating Systems in New York

Scott Galloway, a Clinical Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business, consultant and entrepreneur, recently gave a remarkable and captivating 15-minute presentation at this year’s Digital Life Design 15 (DLD15) Conference. This event was held in Munich on January 18 through 20, 2015. He examined the four most dominant global companies in the […]

Studies Link Social Media Data with Personality and Health Indicators

[This post was originally uploaded on January 27, 2015. It has been updated below with new information on March 20, 2015 and February 26, 2018.] Reports of two new studies were issued recently describing meaningful connections between the predictive value of Facebook Likes and personality types, and next the parsing of language in Tweets to […]