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"Sky-Rocketing" Tiger Trade Blamed on Growing Asian Wealth

"Sky-Rocketing" Tiger Trade Blamed on Growing Asian Wealth

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Aug. 12, 2014) A leading conservationist warns that the illegal trade in tiger parts for medicinal purposes is increasing, despite improved efforts to save the world's largest cat. Alan Rabinowitz, who runs the Panthera conservation group, blames the growing wealth of many Asian countries for the problem, saying tiger parts are viewed as a status symbol. Jim Drury has more. Video provided by Reuters
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Intel Creates Group Aimed at Setting "Internet of Things" Standards

Intel Creates Group Aimed at Setting "Internet of Things" Standards

TheStreet (July 8, 2014) Intel announced it's established a new group focused on setting the standard for the "Internet of Things," which will compete with an alliance already created by Qualcomm. Intel said it's created the Open Interconnect Consortium, which aims to establish how smart devices can work together and connect to everyday household items. Members of the group, which includes Broadcom, Dell and Samsung, among others, will donate intellectual property that all members can use. Instead of joining the group already in existence, Intel created a competing alliance to address security and other issues it says are not adequately handled by the AllSeen group, according to Reuters. Video provided by TheStreet
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Using Social Data Trends to Predict Election Outcomes

Using Social Data Trends to Predict Election Outcomes

FORA.tv (Oct. 2, 2013) Using Social Data Trends to Predict Election Outcomes Social Data Week - Mandarin Oriental New York As social data becomes more readily available, it's incumbent upon end users and researchers to invest heavily in understanding the utility of that data. At a high level, this means assessing the quality and unique aspects of different sources of social data. It also means that we need to separate the signal from the noise and focus on the underlying social mechanisms that produce the data in order to insure that we're using it intelligently. In my presentation, I'll discuss the work of the Ecosystem Measurement team at FB, share some results and make a general call for more research linking social data to social outcomes.
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Social Entrepreneur Helps Turn Autism Into a Vocational Advantage

Social Entrepreneur Helps Turn Autism Into a Vocational Advantage

Deutsche Welle (Dec. 17, 2012) Danish social entrepreneur Thorkil Sonne set up an IT company called "Specialisterne" in 2004. It's a consulting company, that employs people with autism. Their difficulties are often accompanied by unique talents, such as razor-sharp memories, great powers of concentration, precision and an eye for detail.Such skills make them particularly suited to working for computer or software companies. Sonne thought it was unfair that people with autism were practically locked out of the labor market and set himself the ambitious goal of creating one million jobs for them worldwide.
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