How Much Money Do Spammers Rake In?

After deleting the 10,000th Viagra offer from your inbox, you might wonder, does anyone actually make money off this crap? Wired magazine published this equation by Chris Kanich and his colleagues at UC San Diego and the International Computer Science Institute.


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Science R&D Spending in the Federal Budget

Federal funding for basic science, including stem-cell research and climate-change initiatives, could hinge on what happens in the new House of Representatives, which will be controlled by the Republicans. However, if the past is any guide, dollars allocated for science will transcend both politics and the economy. Here's a look at science funding over the years made by Karl Tate from


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Cracking the RapLeaf Code

Rapleaf wants every person to be able to have a meaningful, personalized online experience. To achieve this, Rapleaf helps leading businesses personalize customer interactions through deeper customer insight. The San Francisco based company also brings new and effective data segments to the online marketplace to help advertisers reach their ideal audience. WSJ explained how the system works and here is an example data RapLeaf had on one user.

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Global Web Index

GlobalWebIndex goes beyond conventional market research reports and one off studies. Take control of the largest ongoing market research data set on the web ever compiled, with our revolutionary online tool.

Check out their free tool that gives you a chance to play with 3 areas in their  data set. This is real data and allows you to see how to customise your view by audience. In the full platform we provide over 500 elements for you to do this:

(click above link to see an interactive tool; select your audience and check out their social media profile )

Staircase User Analysis

This infographic made by Brian Jeffcock graphic disgner from Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax. The project is to study staircase users and try to improve the experience in an attempt to get more people using the staircases in office buildings. Project is still in its early form, but he liked this infographic so its coming up on its own. check back in a month or so for the rest of the project!.

You can find more of Brian Jeffcock creative work from behance.

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Augmented Reality - The incredible world of Diminished Reality

Researchers at Technical University of Ilmenau in Germany have developed “diminished reality” software that can delete an object from live, full-motion video.

The most recent research project in the area of Diminished Reality by Jan Herling and Wolfgang Broll, Ilmenau University of Technology, Department of Virtual Worlds / Digital Games, 2010.

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The New Opportunity For Sharing

Technology is connecting individuals to information, other people, and physical things in ever-more efficient and intelligent ways. It’s changing how we consume, socialize, mobilize— ultimately, how
we live and function together as a society. In a global economy where the means of production are becoming increasingly decentralized, where access is more practical than ownership, what do the
successful businesses of the future need to know?
  • What’s changed about our psychology of sharing?
  • Is money the only, or even the most valuable, currency anymore?
  • How can Web, mobile and real-time technologies continue to fuel sharing?
  • What are the opportunity spaces for business owners & future sharing entrepreneurs?
This page was excerpted from the full report of The New Sharing Economy study (a collaboration between Latitude and Shareable Magazine).


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