Who needs a #drinkwithharry? Over the past few weeks, I tasked myself with listening to all ~32 hours of the SaaStr podcast, in preparation for the SaaStr Annual conference. Each show is an incredibly dense, 20-minute nugget on the business of SaaS. IMHO, it is totally and completely worthwhile to meander through twice-weekly. However. Powering through them all in one go was the equivalent of a Brain Blaster—more like binge-watching Planet Earth than Portlandia. Do as I say, kids, not as I do. So, what did I learn? Well, a ton. Let's try...

Welcome to the first post in our summer data journalism research series! To kick things off, we started with a background survey of the topic. This meant doing some online digging to figure out who data journalists are, what issues they typically report on, and where to find some notable examples of their work. Here’s what we learned! About our survey In our research, we unearthed an abundance of guides for producing quality data journalism. For example, one of the great resources we found was The Art and Science of Data-Driven Journalism from...

Recently, we've been seeing a lot of news about the promise of emerging applications for machine vision. Much of it's at the trial stage at this point, particularly with Google Glass and related projects.  For instance, the police in Dubai are testing facial recognition on the streets, ER doctors are exploring uses for quick access to critical medical records and Walgreens is experimenting with augmented reality in stores. Even the mantis shrimp is getting in on the action!  By mimicking their incredible eyes, researchers are developing a camera that makes it possible to see...

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity….” – Dickens It’s an exciting time to be a part of the data ecosystem.  Mix together a surge of new data sources along with cheap storage and the ability crunch data quickly – and you have a limitless recipe for the mind-boggling cocktail of new data-related tools and solutions arriving on the landscape. How not to...