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Today’s Scuttlebot: Obama’s Data Crunchers, Movie Computers and the Perils of E-Voting

Some interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Inside the World of the Data Crunchers Who Helped Obama Win swampland.time.com | The big data revolution cometh. — Jenna Wortham The Triumph of Political Data Analysis forbes.com | On Nate Silver’s election achievement, and second thoughts about… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Obama’s Data Crunchers, Movie Computers and the Perils of E-Voting

Some interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Inside the World of the Data Crunchers Who Helped Obama Win swampland.time.com | The big data revolution cometh. — Jenna Wortham The Triumph of Political Data Analysis forbes.com | On Nate Silver’s election achievement, and second thoughts about… Read more →

Twitter Kills the Fail Whale, One Tweet at a Time

illustration by Nick Bilton/The New York Times Among the millions of messages, photos and videos people sent on Twitter Tuesday night, there was one picture people didn’t see: the company’s Fail Whale, a once-famous icon that showed Twitter’s Web site was down. Instead, Twitter shattered a number of records during the election as people, including the President Obama, took to… Read more →

Focus of the F.C.C. in a Second Obama Administration: More Spectrum

The direction of the Federal Communications Commission during a second Obama Administration will be decided in two places: In the chairman’s office, which could have a new occupant next year, and in federal court, where cases are pending that challenge the F.C.C.’s authority over broadband service, Internet traffic and wireless data. Julius Genachowski, the F.C.C. chairman since 2009, made the… Read more →

AT&T to Increase Spending on a Big Network Expansion

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News ..Published 03/08/2012 Plenty of people get frustrated with their phone company, but AT&T customers may have less to complain about soon. AT&T said on Wednesday that it would increase spending on equipment and infrastructure for its phone and Internet services over the coming years, which should give customers stronger, more reliable service. In a meeting with… Read more →

Digital Art, Globally

Paul Friedlander. The ArtFutura festival, beginning today in Montevideo, Uruguay, and 12 other Spanish-speaking cities from Barcelona to Buenos Aires, reflects the belief that unlike other art movements throughout history, digital art is uniquely global.Read more » Source Article from http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/07/digital-art-globally/

VoIP and instant messaging problem looming: Skype doesn’t support IPv6

Skype may be available on Windows 8, but it’s not available on the IPv6 Internet. Skype, despite built-in advertising and no privacy guarantees  is still a very popular Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and instant messaging (IM) client. Indeed, Microsoft is replacing Windows Live Messaging with Skype. Skype has another problem that’s becoming increasingly troublesome: It… Read more →

ARM CEO: Future of mobile technology rests on services more than devices

SAN FRANCISCO – The future of mobile computing likely rests more on the services delivered on smartphones and tablets rather than the devices themselves. At least that was the takeaway lesson from the opening keynote with ARM chief executive officer Warren East at the Open Mobile Summit on Wednesday morning. “It’s not the phone that’s… Read more →