The article on TechWorld titled IBM Boosts BlueMix and Watson Analytics with Twitter Integration investigates the fruits of the partnership between IBM and Twitter, which began in 2014. IBM Bluemix now has Twitter available as one the services available in the cloud based developer environment. Watson Analytics will also be integrated with Twitter for the creation of visualizations. Developers will be able to grab data from Twitter for better insights into patterns and relationships. Read more.
Steven Slick is former NSC Senior Director for Intelligence Programs and Reform at the White House (2005-2009).
CTIIC: Learning from the Choices and Challenges that Shaped the National Counterterrorism Center
Google can, to a large extent, determine what you get to see on the internet, if you use the search engine. Search results have long been slanted to favour government and certain other sites and commercial interests (Google’s advertising customers). But now there will be a new slant to Google ranking. Does the site pass the official consensus test, does it conform what the “authorities” say?
I read “IBM Says Cloud, Mobile, and Data Businesses Will Reach $40 Billion by 2018.” The write up reports that IBM has some “strategic imperative.” I assumed that sustainable revenue growth and healthy profits were important. Well, maybe.