Digital

Opening Data to Innovation: stories, takeaways and twists

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There's lot of discussion now about "big data" and "open data". I've hunted stories from Britain and Japan that fall into three groups: using patterns in visitor behaviour to redesign their experience; using social data and peer benchmarking to help individuals; and using crowdfunding to measure demand for innovative new products. Distilling takeaways and twists on each set of stories, I suggest four principles for working with data that relate to curiosity, empathy and generosity.

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What’s So Great About Oscar?

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As I was looking for a new health insurance policy recently, I started searching for Obamacare, and the result in the first position came up with something called Oscar. I have vaguely remembered seeing the name somewhere… ah! An ad on NYC subway! I clicked through to fill out a form of about 10 questions that, to my great surprise..

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Editor's Pick: Help Launch Derrick Ashong's World Cup of Hip Hop on IndieGogo

The Editors Pick this week is Derrick Ashong's Take Back the Mic: World Cup of Hip Hop - a global competition for musically inclined youth and their fans. From Ghana originally, Ashong understands that the most powerful way for global youth to find their own powerful original voices is to (have them) Take Back the Mic. This is an IndieGoGo campaign worth checking out and funding.

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Innovating YOU

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How would the world be different if you controlled your own data? Wouldn't it be great if there was an API of You, of all of your own data? What if there was a way that anyone who wanted your data would have to ask you, would have to connect to your API?

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