UV 2 system can create heat maps of tweets during hurricanes and elections.
This week, not one but two groups of IT heavyweights launched with plans to expand the scope of the Internet while protecting the free flow of ideas it provides. The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) counts already 42 founding members, including infrastructure providers Rackspace, Softlayer, ProfitBricks and Tucows, while the Internet Association’s 14-strong roster claims Web giants Google, Yahoo, Facebook, eBay and Amazon.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak expresses concern over the loss of control associated with cloud services.
Since its infamous Jeopardy win over a year ago, IBM’s AI-darling Watson has been busy establishing real-world relationships in the financial and health care sectors. This month, IBM representatives revealed Watson’s next steps in a live Twitter chat.
An obscure intelligence agency is seeing big value in big data.
Research out of Indiana University is seeking to make sense of global social network data in near real-time to arrive at a sense of universal mood. Johan Bollen and his team have a way to mine the tweets of the world to mesh data into an overall sense of emotion–a concept that is finding an eager audience among financial services players.
Truthy.indiana.edu exposes dirty politics on the Web.