A Smarter Planet

From the World Wide Web to the Web Wide World

Jack Mason

Jack Mason
New York, USA
Global Business Services, Strategic Programs
I'm working on IBM's Smarter Planet initiative, which is about the global evolution from the "World Wide Web" to a "Web Wide World" ... a planetary infrastructure that is pervasively instrumented, interconnected and intelligent. http://smarterplanet.tumblr.com

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“And while the notion of people forming movements is not new, this proliferation of mini-movements is something new—fueled by changes in media. The Internet, and in particular the rise of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare, has made it incredibly easy to find and connect with l…

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Crowdsourced AI: the Low-Wage Knowledge Work of the Future

As both Artificial Intelligence and Robotics become more “real,†we have developed a more practical understanding of these technologies’ limitation.  What is striking is that, contrary to what most people believe, the most “irreplace… Read full post »

“The new services are powered by IBM Interactive IBM has introduced new set of integrated services designed to help businesses build and expand their digital marketing presence. The new services will help chief marketing officers (CMOs) and chief information officers (CIOs) in their engagement with…

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Crowdsourced Map Tells Cyclists What Are Really The Best City Bike Routes - PSFK

‘Dynamic Connections,’ created as part of a BMW Guggenheim Lab collaboration, is a crowdsourced bike map of information for cyclists in Berlin. It was created in an attempt to tackle the problems with traditional, o/… Read full post »

IBM Watson goes Mobile: Look out Siri! - IBM Tiffany Winman: IBM social media and networking:
Every time I use my iPhone and Siri pops up, I think to myself, “Nice try, Siri, but you’re no Watson.†So you can imagine how excited I was when I heard the news that
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How companies orchestrate social media programs within their organization:

Key findings from a report by Spredfast, a social business software provider for corporate social media management:

  • Companies are expanding social engagement opportunities through increased publishing and activity. While a f/
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Infographic: A Smarter Planet is Built on Smarter Analytics | IBM Official Alumni Group: The Greater IBM Connection

“Smarter Analytics is the IBM approach to business analytics. It’s a holistic approach that turns information into insight and insight into business outcomes.†Read full post »

Social-Media Insights Inspired By America’s First Truly Social President | Fast Company

No politician in history has leveraged social media to the extent of President Obama. Here’s how his administration stays ahead of the curve—and what you can learn about effective social brand-building from… Read full post »

CropLogic wins first IBM SmartCamp Australia and New Zealand :: WebSpherePower:

CropLogic wins first IBM SmartCamp Australia and New Zealand Posted on 7-Sep-2012 10:13. | Filed under: News : SaaS. IBM has named CropLogic the winner of the IBM SmartCamp Australia and New Zealand, part of a global pr… Read full post »

A First for Udacity: Transfer Credit at a U.S. University for One of Its Courses:


A Colorado university is announcing on Thursday that it will give full transfer credit to students who complete a free introductory computer-science course offered by the online-education start-up comp

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New Tech Incubator Focuses on Car-Based Apps

Tech entrepreneur Jim Disanto sees the automobile as the next great platform for connectivity. “There are a more than a billion cars in the world,†he said. “Every automotive OEM and Tier 1 supplier will tell you that within three years, every car wiRead full post »

Multi-screen mania: how our devices work together — GigaOM:

With more devices at our disposal, users are finding ways to spread out their tasks between screens, moving from smartphones to PCs and tablets. That’s one of the findings of a new multi-screen study by Google.

multiscreenphoto: Google
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Human Behavior: The Hot Spot in Energy Efficiency - Forbes:

Home Area NetworksThe average “uninformed†consumer will reduce the amount of energy they use at home by less than 7% when the price of electricity rises. By contrast, the average “informed†consumer will reduce his or her energy usage at home/… Read full post »

Futurist’s Cheat Sheet: Internet of Things

 The next phase of the the Internet will be about connecting things. The Internet of Things will be central to the infrastructure that we build…

What Is It?

Think of a thing. Really, it could be anything. A chair, a toaster, parts of a car,… Read full post »

Redesigning Highway Signs, To Talk To Your Smartphone | Co.Design

But the most radical components of Manual’s redesign can be found when you’re getting off the highway. The group’s proposal calls for every exit sign to be fitted with a wireless transmitter, connecting it to a smartphone app proRead full post »


Wristband vibrates to remind hospital staff to wash hands

Remembering the important tasks of the day can sometimes be difficult and devices like Gruve have already attempted to use vibration as a prompt to help people remember to exercise. However, when it comes to hygiene in hospitals

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VA Medical Centers Working on Brain-Controlled Leg Prosthesis

a team of researchers from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach, California have [made] progress with a robotic leg prosthesis controlled by EEG signals.

As you might expect, things remain a bit limited at this point — not a… Read full post »

“Social marketing, and more specifically authentic engagement at scale, is proving to be the key to unlocking and achieving the brand outcomes marketers are desperate to find in digital. As a result, meaningful budgets are being allocated to social marketing and engagement. Even GM, who famously pu…

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How much data flows through the Facebook machine each day:

  • 2.7 billion likes made daily on and off of the Facebook site
  • 300 million photos uploaded
  • 70,000 queries executed by people and automated systems
  • 500+ terabytes of new data “ingestedâ€
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Wireless Sensor Tags Help You Keep Track of Your Stuff | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Stuff goes missing. Maybe you misplaced something, or maybe one of the uninvited guests at your last shindig is “borrowing†it. Regardless, now you need it, and you can’t find it. But what if… Read full post »

This App Turns Smartphones Into Safe Driving Tools:

We know that cellphones and driving don’t mix. Despite the accidents and known risks, 89% of teens say they reply to a text message or email within five minutes, driving or not. So can the technology responsible for distracting many driver/… Read full post »

“IBM is running in partnership with police departments across the nation, crunching massive amounts of public information to try to predict where and when crimes will occur. The project, known as CRUSH — Criminal Reduction Utilizing Statistical History — has proven very effective in pilot progr…

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