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These links point to a series of issues coming down the pike, including hacking wages, media, data scientists, onboarding, and IoT. photo: cc 2.0, flickr user Stew Dean

These links point to a series of issues coming down the pike.

  • Media Hacking
    “Media Hacking refers to the usage and manipulation of social media and associated algorithms to define a narrative or political frame. Individuals, states, and non-state actors are increasingly using Media Hacking techniques to advance political agendas. Over the past year we’ve seen a number of such incidents occur — where both social media and mainstream media were manipulated to advance a particular agenda.” From now on, some parts of some marketing organizations will be devoted the media hacking in support of their product.
  • User Onboarding
    A gateway to detailed “teardowns” (analysis) of the sign up/sign on processes for many major public sites. This is unbelievably useful insight for anyone with UI or UX responsibilities.
  • Turning Ph.D.s into industrial data scientists and data engineers
    This 30 minute podcast in an interview with Angie Ma, co-founder and president of ASI, a London startup that runs a carefully structured “finishing school” for science and engineering doctorates.
  • Inside Walmart’s Wage Hike
    “On purely economic grounds, perhaps there is less here than meets the eye. The federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 since 2009. But states and cities in recent years have been raising their local minimum wages significantly. In California, which is home to 12 percent of the U.S. population and hundreds of Walmart outlets, the minimum wage rose to $9 in 2014 and is slated to jump to $10 next year. To a degree, Walmart was simply announcing that it would adhere to the changes in many states where it operates.”
  • How the internet of things will power the Intelligence Age
    Five years ago, it was extremely expensive to manufacture the necessary parts for the connected devices that exist today. However, the rise of smartphones and tablets that use similar components created an increase in the production of components, which led to a rise in the number of manufacturers and an array of price points for varying specifications or quality of product. This made it feasible for companies to purchase radios, sensors, cameras and other materials at reasonable prices.

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