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Google Opens Up About Glass Privacy, Zombification

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Until now, Google has stayed eerily quiet on the privacy implications of Google Glass, seemingly content to let the tech world debate the issue among themselves.

But during a “fireside chat” about Glass at Google’s I/O conference, Google employees opened up. Their responses represent the company’s most thorough take yet on the privacy issues surrounding Google Glass.

Google Glass, if you’re unaware, is a pair of mock spectacles with a mounted display, camera, microphone and touch panel. So far, Google has only sent out Glass to a couple thousand developers, along with a few members of the press. And over the last few weeks, there’s been a lot of discussion about whether society would be better or worse off with head-mounted displays and cameras.

Steve Lee, the product director for Google Glass, offered a few responses to the criticisms so far:

  1. Google purposely mounted the display for Glass just…

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Who Are We? And What Makes Us Different?

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At UberTechMedia, we strive to always exceed our clients’ expectations by providing a unique consulting experience. Through an unparalleled combination of out-of-the-box creativity and technical knowledge – we offer our clients a wide array of technical solutions – uniquely crafted to fit each company’s needs and business goals. We have a natural curiosity and love for solving problems and delivering solutions that improve your bottom line. Contact us today to learn more about our services!

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The Smell Of Coders In The Morning, Or, 10:30AM At The Disrupt NYC Hackathon [TCTV]

@TechCrunch #hackdisrupt – certainly would have been great to attend!

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The Disrupt NYC 2013 Hackathon winners were just announced (congratulations, Rambler!). But amidst all the celebration, it’s important to remember that it’s been a very long and largely sleepless 30-hour road to victory for the 164 teams that presented onstage today.

Watch the video embedded above to take a walk back in time to 10:30am Eastern Time this morning, 30 minutes before the presentations began. Bagels and coffee were the fuel of choice for our hackers, many of who were frantically putting the finishing touches on their projects and getting ready to take the stage and present their apps to the judges and their peers. The crowd moved quickly from the Manhattan Center’s third floor to the seventh floor, and the Hackathon’s energy palpably shifted from build mode to show-and-tell.

Check it all out in the video embedded above.

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Atlanta Bucket List

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I came across the April issue of Atlanta Magazine, with the cover title of 50 Things Every Atlantan Must Do. Intrigued, I grabbed the magazine and flipped to the article. Inside I found facets of Atlanta, I didn’t even know existed. This isn’t the first time this has happened. The most recent ‘Best of Atlanta’ issue of Creative Loafing also showed me that I have been missing out on what’s going down in Atlanta.  Now, I consider myself an Atlanta native. I wasn’t born here, but I have spent the majority of my adolescence here as well as my late 20’s and live here now with my family. After reading this article I was finally inspired to kick off my Atlanta bucket list. I’m ready to become a tourist in my own city. I want to embrace the city for everything it’s got and leave no neighborhood or pocket of history uncovered. Armed with…

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How to make your website stand out from competitors! (Infographic)

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Data Visualization At Its Best! – A View From The “Design Cockpit!”

How many of our daily business decisions can be attributed to the use of true quality information? Where are you getting your information from and how are you analyzing it? Ask yourself: “Am I willing  to make mission-critical decisions with data that is not entirely intact to begin with?”  It happens more than you would expect.  The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) estimates that data quality problems associated with customer contact data alone cost U.S. businesses more than $600 billion per year.

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John Tukey, the famous American mathematician once said: “The combination of some data and an aching desire for an answer does not ensure that a reasonable answer can be extracted from a given body of data”  Hard to swallow for many, but truly a profound statement.  In order to achieve success in business, we must learn how to (1) wait until we have established a ‘quality database’ before making decisions from it, and (2) maximize the effectiveness of how we are visualizing and interpreting this information (uber important!).

Take for instance Procter & Gamble’s institutionalized approach to data visualization – The groundbreaking “Business Sphere” environment, and “Business Sufficiency Analytic Models.” – were both built to improve productivity and collaboration seamlessly so that P&G can focus on innovating for the consumer.  In his recent Harvard Business Review article, Tom Davenport sheds additional light into the intricate steps P&G is taking to ensure decision-makers are equipped with actionable data. “P&G has placed visual displays of key information on desktops – over 50,000 P&G employees now have access to a “Decision Cockpit“, which provides decision makers with dynamic and powerful decision making tools all in one place.  In addition to the desktop approach, P&G has created meeting spaces that it calls “Business Spheres” & implemented them in over 50 locations where management information is showcased for review.  This strategically enables the framework for data visualization to always be kept top of mind throughout the entire organization.

The most important attribute of successful data visualization is in the simplicity of the message portrayed – in whether the decision makers “understand quickly what’s going on in the business, and decide what to do about it.”  If organizational leaders are forced to spend too much time making sense of problem areas, the issues may never be resolved.

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