December 11, 2017

New Study Says NFC To Eclipse QR Codes in the Next Few Years

We’ve said on several occasions that QR codes were going to become less important as image recognition technology (nothing to scan, just point and shoot) and search improves. We continue to believe that in some situations, info recognition will be very useful. Today, Media Post has an article about a new Yankee Group report that […]

New Infographic: Who’s Using Google +?

From a Flowtown Blog Post by Dan Martell: We all know about the high profile Google+ users such as Mark Zuckerberg or Sergey Brin, but what about the average user? We take a look at the demographics of Google+ and just how active they are. Data sources are provided. A Flowtown Infographic

Canada: Statistics: Smartphone Adoption Reaches 40 Percent in Canada

New numbers from comScore. RIM Continues to Lead Smartphone Market, with Apple a Close Second Google Android Doubles its Smarthone Market Share in Past Six Months to 25 comScore today released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the Canada mobile phone industry for September 2011. The report ranked the leading mobile […]

Reference: Mercer's 2011 Quality of Living Rankings Released (Highlights)

Direct to Complete Highlights Package (via Mercer) Fast Facts: European cities dominate worldwide Quality of Living ranking, with cities in Australia, New Zealand and Canada also ranked highly. Singapore is the first Asian city in the Top 25, at 25. Vienna is No. 1 in the Quality of Living ranking. Luxembourg tops our Personal Safety […]

New From CNI: Open Data, Publishing Innovations, Assessment, In Latest 'Conversations' Podcast

From the Coalition For Networked Information: Updates on issues ranging from open data to innovations in publishing to assessment are some of the topics covered in the latest report from CNI, the Nov. 28, 2011 installment of CNI Conversations. Director Clifford Lynch reports on the US Office of Science & Technology Calls for Comment on […]

Reference: Guide to State and Local Census Geography

From the U.S. Census Bureau: The first Guide to State and Local Census Geography (1990 CPH-I-18) was issued in June 1993 as a joint venture between the US Census Bureau and the Association of Public Data Users (APDU). The book contained an overview of census geography and had information about key geographic concepts for each […]

A New Tool From Yahoo Labs: "Political Insights" (Data Analysis)

From techPresident: Using data from May 2010 to January 2011, the tool analyzes click-through rates to 155 top U.S. political blogs with a particular political leaning. [Clip] The categorization of the blogs is based on the paper “A Tale of Two Blogospheres: Discursive Practices on the Left and Right” by Yochai Benkler and Aaron Shaw” […]

Reference: 2010 Census Shows 65 and Older Population Growing Faster Than Total U.S. Population

From the U.S. Census: The U.S. population 65 and older is now the largest in terms of size and percent of the population, compared with any previous census, according to a new 2010 Census brief released today from the U.S. Census Bureau on the nation’s older population. The group grew at a faster rate than […]

Publishing Technology Announces Deal To Build 1st Ever Digital Content Delivery Platform for Chinese Library Market

From the Announcement (PDF): Following the launch of Publishing Technology plc in China last August, [the company] is partnering with the China National Publications Import and Export Corporation (CNPIEC) to deliver the first ever digital publishing platform to supply content to Chinese libraries. As the largest company fully licensed by the Chinese government to import […]

New York Resident Donates Collection of 2,000 Cookbooks to Syracuse University Library

From the Syracuse Post-Standard: For decades, Joan Green hid a secret in the basement of her Cazenovia [NY] home. Stacked on a series of ever-expanding shelves sat row after row of cookbooks. French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, anything Julia Child and newer additions from famed Food Network chefs like Ina Garten and Mario Batali: Green […]