Monthly Archives: March 2012

“Intellectual Property Valuation Techniques” article by Daryl Martin and David Drews

“Intellectual Property Valuation Techniques,” by Daryl Martin and David Drews, link here. Bottom line: “Ultimately, in all cases, context is the primary arbiter of value.”

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Wired article on massive NSA data collection/surveillance center

“The NSA is building the country’s biggest spy center (watch what you say)” by James Bamford, link, excerpt: …for the first time since Watergate and the other scandals of the Nixon administration—the NSA has turned its surveillance apparatus on the … Continue reading

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codification of audience/consumer data collection methods

Lately I’ve been deep in a project of codifying methods of data collection and analysis. I’m trying to streamline my own methods, make them more efficient. In a way, I’m trying to know more by collecting less by being more precise … Continue reading

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“Facebook under pressure to find new ways to turn user data into profit” article

“Facebook under pressure to find new ways to turn user data into profit,” here, Feb 27, 2011. Excerpts: It is Facebook’s biggest conundrum. As the world’s largest social network, it faces intense scrutiny from consumers, courts and regulators worldwide over … Continue reading

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Why qualitative data

Why qualitative data and analysis, from an economic perspective, in two sentences: 1. Intangible assets are significantly under-accounted for in business. 2. Qualitative data and analysis are necessary to properly account for intangible assets, which are “a company’s people, ideas, … Continue reading

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Tim Tebow beats Peyton Manning in at least one category

Calling it “Bristolmetrics,” Deadspin claims that in terms of Sportscenter mentions between March 16 and 22, Tim Tebow once again pulled off the miracle upset, beating Peyton Manning, 130-128. All the man does is win.

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“The Man Who Broke Atlantic City,” Don Johnson, professional blackjack player

High-level cardplayers and gamblers interest me because one of their main jobs is to quickly assess the value of the data they have in front of them; they must take account of the situation and make a decision in a … Continue reading

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