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IBM’s TrueNorth launches the concept of bio-inspired computing

IBM TrueNorth chip

Note: Although IBM’s TrueNorth announcement is not specific to social media, it is a fundamentally different way to deal with networked data with computing assets that simulate the human mind. It will provide the computing ability to analyze social media sentiment and intent thousands of times better than current computing hardware is able to do. As such, TrueNorth is an interesting technology that should be on your radar over the next 5-10 years as this technology is commercially launched. Continue reading

Google’s Nest Acquisition is About Comfort

Nest Thermostat
Nest Celsius Heating image courtesy of Nest Press Room.

Yesterday, Google purchased Next for a whopping 3.2 billion dollars. Although Nest is very cool with its smart and well designed thermostats and smoke detectors, its $25 million in revenue isn’t the reason that this move got made. Instead, this acquisition represents two things: intellectual property and comfort. Continue reading