Make software great again: can open source be ethical and fair?

Is there a way to go beyond open source, and have ethical, fair software in a cloud-first world? This is what some people in the open source community think. In the 20 years since its inception, open source has turned out to be the most successful model for building software. The world today runs on […]

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Please wait while your future trickles down: innovation, asymmetry and evolution

If you believe the technologists, the future is around the corner and it’s going to be perfect. But is more technology really the answer to every problem? The future’s so bright, i gotta wear shades Do you know what CeBIT is? Chances are you do, because here you are reading this. This means you have […]

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From a basement in Athens to Space and beyond: the unlikely story of Climate Watch

We don’t have to save the world. The world is big enough to look after itself. What we have to be concerned about is whether or not the world we live in will be capable of sustaining us in it. Yes, it’s a bit early for towel day. But i could not think of a […]

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Earth Day special: on big issues, breaking news, and using data and tech to get insights and build stories

Earth day is one of those things pretty much everyone can stand behind. With virtually all scientists and the vast majority of the public acknowledging the fact that climate change is an imminent threat that must be dealt with, it marks an occasion for awareness and action. This year in particular, it coincides with a […]

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An analyst’s life: from Gigaom and Big Data to VisionMobile and Developer Economics and..Big Developer Data

The last post in this blog, a year ago, was about Hadoop security. We had just finished our latest webcast with Gigaom on the different options for managing Hadoop and were looking ahead to a number of prospects, including a Sector Roadmap on SaaS BI to be unveiled at Structure:Data 2015. Much water has flowed […]

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