The Programmatic Advertising Future

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“DSPs, SSPs, DMPs, ad exchanges and ad servers are all components of the programmatic technology “stack” – and these technology platforms iterate rapidly with new features of increasing sophistication.”
Note: Source for this text is at the bottom of this post. 

  
“Real-time bidding sounds high-tech but straightforward. When a consumer visits a website, his browser communicates with an ad server. The server sends a message to an exchange to provide data about that user, such as ...

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Innovation Outposts and The Evolution of Corporate R&D

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This is quite the interesting trend in R&D, and I wonder if companies will currently take it as far as the corporate skunkworks of decades past.

If you haven’t read about the economist behind this research, it is worth reading.

Read more to see a few of the key graphics and diagrams – very powerful stuff.

Source: Innovation Outposts and The Evolution of Corporate R&D

Given the uptick in Star Wars awareness, this is quite timely and fun too! #ATAT #Art #LotsOfFun #Culture

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From @adambloom

Given the uptick in Star Wars awareness, this is quite timely and fun too! #ATAT #Art #LotsOfFun #Culture #BlogThis https://t.co/6INK8NBSsx

http://twitter.com/adambloom/status/670656201923928064

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Another Perspective on Computing: Computation, Communication, Coordination, Recollection, Automation, Evaluation, Design

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This article is a very interesting way to look at computing.

“We analyzed many computing technologies to identify the principles on which they are based, and we studied how what aspects of computation are influencing other fields.  From this, we concluded that computing principles can be grouped into seven categories:

Computation (meaning and limits of computation)

Communication (reliable data transmission)

Coordination (cooperation among networked entities)

Recollection (storage and retrieval of information)

Automation (meaning and limits ...

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21 Diagrams that Define the Data Science Process

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There are many situations where people need to describe the data science process.

Much like my previous post, these 21 diagrams are curated from multiple sources. Collectively, thy provide a solid, visual representation of the data science process.

Considering these processes need to scale over time, this visual exploration begins “the industrial designer’s method” of exploration for innovative thinking.


      

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12 Diagrams that Defne Data Science

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Given the fact that these 12 diagrams (with one duplicate) explain or define data science and come from multiple sources, they do a great job collectively defining the discipline in pictures.

As someone who does product and content marketing for a few companies in the data science space, there is often some education or level-setting required to ensure people understand what data science is, why data science is unique, and what data science can do.


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A CMO, an Entrepreneur, and an Industrial Designer Walk into a Bar

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A CMO, an entrepreneur, and an industrial designer walk into a bar…

  • The CMO sits down and says to the bartender, “I’ll have a local craft beer. Our team needs new ideas for things we are capable of delivering to our customers.”
  • The entrepreneur sits down and says to the bartender, “I’ll have a martini, shaken not stirred. I just sold this idea and need to go figure out how to deliver it to my customers.”
  • The industrial designer sits down and says to the bartender, “I’ll have ...
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Perspectives on Life!

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Learn a lesson from your dog – no matter what life throws at you, kick some grass over that shit and move on!

 

 

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In Response to Digital Factories: A Dialogue with Eric M. Schneider

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An accomplished digital marketer and friend of mine, Eric Schneider, started this dialogue and article on ZDNet with Paul Greenberg (Social CRM).

The title is “Check out the Digital Factory: Forging engagement through strategy, data, and interaction” and is a guest post that Paul introduces.

While I don’t plan to get into to much detail on my own blog, I wanted to capture the initial thoughts here (mainly for myself).

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Eric – Per your request…here are ...

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GIF Artwork: I’m In Love with Blingy Lemur in a Suit

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As I was working on this case study about how Pinterest uses Redis.
By the end, I was so inspired that I decided to bling up a little badge.

Still, I am very happy with the result.
It was voted off the original post, but, in my heart, this little guy really deserves to live out there on the inter-nizzle.
IMHO.

Comments are certainly welcome! :)

Blingy Lemur in a Suit

Phrases, Idioms, Sayings: You Can Lead a Horse…

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There is an old adage about leading a horse to water, but not being able to make the horse drink.

For some reason, this saying has stuck with me. For several years, it kept coming up. The explorer in me kept asking, “Why and why not?” So, I finally added a part to make it work, to make it complete. After using it in conversation dozens of times, I have not run across anyone who heard the add-on before. So, there ...

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Comparisons between Brain Science and Computer Science

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For the past three or four years, I have had strong fascination between brain science and computer science.

Roughly half my work time is spent writing about the significance of the largest and most current technology shifts in the world – big data, PaaS, open source, data science, mobile, social, local, agile methods, and distributed computing. Over 2-3 years, I’ve contributed to somewhere around 200 articles in the space for one of the most innovative “start-up” companies on the planet ...

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very cool to come across this today – kinzan and scoble

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what was cool is this post (not related to the pic below…but the pic is bad-ass too). see an excerpt of the post below between garland and robert scoble. as background, i worked with garland (and many other bright, talented people) at kinzan…I left and went to Siebel Systems before this dialogue happened…and had no idea that the dialogue occurred.

the king guides us

Excerpt from Scoble’s post: ...

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