State of Data – July 26
August 9, 2010
Cool Numbers – Change flows through the free WI-FI, finally!
- Amazon sold 143 Kindle books for every 100 hard covers last quarter.
- Google slows down your site so others can find it faster? Up to 50% of some Web Servers (CPU) resources are spent processing robot crawlers.
- More than 10.2B videos streamed in U.S. in June 2010 to a total of about 136M unique viewers. YouTube served 5.8B of it – 2500 videos per second are served by YouTube!
- Speaking of videos, boomers apparently spend 9.34 hrs a day watching videos!
- What role can Intuit play here? In last 5 years, IRS spends auditing small businesses (<$10M assets) increased by 30%! (May be because the big companies are already doing a great job of accounting – in the same time, auditing spends after companies with $250M or more assets dropped by 33%)
How to build Data-Driven startups – “In God we trust; all others must bring data”. (STRONG language warning!)
Pretty close second – “No global lock ever goes unpunished”
The most passionate guy who ever talked data on this planet, ever, is BACK! New TED talk from Hans Rosling – you cannot miss Inception either
YeSQL – Nati Shalom evaluates role of SQL in a supposed post-SQL world.
noEducation on Data – Database Abnormalization 101
Data Visualization – More than a dozen Washington Post journalists spent over 2 years building the database — Top Secret America.
e.g. –1,931 private companies help Government in “Top-Secret activities, like AT&T helps in “nuclear operations”.