Neil deGrasse Tyson

When we partnered with the American Museum of Natural History in developing their digital strategy, one of the great priviledges was getting to work with the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. He is an extraordinary man with a point of view worth emulating. Here are the excerpts of a recent Huffington Post interview. ____________________________ Why Revive ‘Cosmos?’ Neil DeGrasse Tyson Says Just About Everything We Know Has Changed huffingtonpost.comMar 4th 2014 7:14 AM Things are looking up for Neil deGrasse Tyson–way up. As the director of the Hayden Planetarium and the author of several popular books on space, Tyson is already one of the nation’s best-known scientists. And now his already-high profile is set for a big boost with the March 9 launch of “Cosmos: A

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Bandwidth meets Watson

Imagine 5G Bandwidth matched up with the computational power of Watson. Now we are talking MOBILE.  IBM seeks app developers to harness Watson   bbc.co.uk Feb 27th 2014   IBM has challenged developers to come up with ways to get the vast brain of its supercomputer Watson on to the world’s mobile phones. Watson is an artificially intelligent computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language. It also has access to 200 million pages of information, drawn from books, encyclopaedias and other databases. Apps could include more advanced Siri-like voice recognition systems or tools that can accurately translate text. “The power of Watson in the palm of your hand is a game-changing proposition, so we’re calling on mobile developers around the world to

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NET NEUTRALITY!

You are beginning to think that I have an obsession with this. I do and so should all of you in our community. Net Neutrality is currently the biggest issue which will affect the future of the Net. _______________________________ FCC revives net neutrality by Kate Tummarello, thehill.comFebruary 19th 2014 11:22 AM The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday said it plans to revive the net-neutrality rules that were overturned in court. Tom Wheeler, the FCC’s chairman, is taking a series of steps aimed at ensuring that Internet providers treat all traffic the same, the agency said. The future of the the “open Internet” rules was left in doubt last month after an appeals court overturned them on the grounds that the agency overstepped its authority. In

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Reason No. ? – Why The Yakir Group is developing “THE EXECUTIVE CONVERSATION”

Study: Over 50% say ‘someone in marketing’ handles social media By Technorati Staff, technorati.com View Original January 22nd, 2014 Selected op-ed by David Howell To deliver unified and efficient responses across social media networks corporations must ensure their internal structures support this goal. Take a look at which global leaders will be addressing this issue at theCorporate Social Media Summit. The delivery of a powerful and coherent message across social media networks begins with the internal structures of your corporation. Your business can’t become a master of social media without first ensuring each stakeholder across your organisation understands their role. A well-defined ownership of social media within corporations continues to change, with a holistic approach being adopted by many to ensure all voices and stakeholders are heard and have input

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