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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 1st October 2014

The Google Formula for Success http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/28/the-google-formula-for-success/ Yet today, the authors insist, fast decision-making and flat organizational models have to become a corporate way of life. The critical ingredient, they argue in their new book, is to build teams, companies and corporate cultures around people they call “smart creatives.” These are digital-age descendants of yesterday’s “knowledge workers,” [...]

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Drone wars:

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th August 2014

Google Inc (GOOGL) and Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)’s Forthcoming Drone Wars http://www.techinsider.net/google-inc-googl-and-amazon-com-inc-amzns-forthcoming-drone-wars/1114967.html Please consider other IMS postings on drones: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/08/27/faa-has-commercial-drone-regulations-backwards/

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Facebook’s referral traffic share grew over 37% in Q1 2014, Pinterest was up 48%, Twitter increased only 1%

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd April 2014

Facebook’s referral traffic share grew over 37% in Q1 2014, Pinterest was up 48%, Twitter increased only 1% http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2014/04/21/facebooks-referral-traffic-share-grew-37-q1-2014-pinterest-48-twitter-increased-1/ Once again, the real winner here is Facebook, Pinterest may be able to challenge it soon though, as it is now driving just over a third of the traffic Facebook is.

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On teaching and libraries: excerpt from an interview of “Spiegel” with Umberto Eco

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th November 2013

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/spiegel-interview-with-umberto-eco-we-like-lists-because-we-don-t-want-to-die-a-659577-2.html SPIEGEL: But you also said that lists can establish order. So, do both order and anarchy apply? That would make the Internet, and the lists that the search engine Google creates, prefect for you. Eco: Yes, in the case of Google, both things do converge. Google makes a list, but the minute I look at my [...]

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