Category Archives: Big data

“Privacy as we’ve known it is ending”…really? Only for some

The following NY Times article floated into my in-box via CB Insights’ newsletter – CB Insights is one of the leading VC and start-up online sources, and has a very lively newsletter! I hope CB Insights’ editor won’t mind me … Continue reading

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Oy, don’t make my life so searchable! Who said that? Um, I’ve forgotten

Disruptive Searcher’s been rather too quiet. Odd, since there are so many topics she could/should be covering at present. To start with there’s the high profile more-than-somewhat disruptive debate around the recent “right to be forgotten”  ruling and what Google … Continue reading

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Informing people mindfully

Mindful living seems to be a bit of trend these days, even to the extent that 2014 has been branded the year of living mindfully in some quarters. Neatly defined in the Huffington Post article as “the cultivation of a … Continue reading

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The power of sharing

In  a recent article, What executives should know about open data, McKinsey discusses how significant it could be if organisations would agree to share some of the vast quantities of data they have. It already happens in some areas. As … Continue reading

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Scanning the horizon for all the books

It’s being widely reported in the media that Google has finally been given the green legal light to scan the world of books until it reaches the far horizon. It’s a lovely thought, and could be quite disruptive – a … Continue reading

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It seems to be a free service, but then, you don’t get owt fer nowt

It’s one of the basic life lessons, expressed through various catchy phrases; “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” and so on and it seems very apt for the age of “big data”. By their nature, many medically-related searches … Continue reading

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Taking search a step further: web intelligence

I commented on Recorded Future a few years ago when it first came out (From retro-search to future-search). The site has flourished over the years and has recently carried out a series of interviews which look at “web intelligence“. This is … Continue reading

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Q&A with Larry Page, Google CEO

The link below, taken from Google’s I/O developers conference, is worth a dipping into for a listen. It’s long…which is why you might just want to dip in, although Business Insider says it’s worth listening to the whole thing if … Continue reading

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Big Data’s 3 challenges and a look at Big D. in healthcare

I’ve blogged about Big Data before, (see Understanding the deluge that is big data or More on Big Data and a new career opportunity for the info. profession? ), and, by its very nature, it’s quite an over-whelming subject. It also seems … Continue reading

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Picking up speed on the slippery slope of social media

It’s fun to slide down a slippery slope if you have a sledge or toboggan to sit on (or  a tea-tray perhaps). I’ve sledging further down into the world of social media by creating a Twitter account. I hear cries … Continue reading

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