When did #posterous start adding their own ads to my blog?

So I arrive this AM to my blog to find those double red lines under random words – when did that start? It appears random ….

mobile 2 in SFO on 11th Sept with @dickhardt @kevinmarks @mcguireslaw @winemaker @tonyfish

The event in coming round again and I am on at 11.00 and delighted to be hosting the fireside chat where we will focus on sensors, identity and big data. I have an amazing line up including Dick Hardt Pioneer and Entrepreneur, Kevin Marks Vice President of Open Cloud Standards at Salesforce, Andrew Nash Director of Identity Products Google and Michael Neuenschwander Sr. Director, Product Management, Oracle and Russ McGuire VP strategy at Sprint The starting position is that mobile phones are now digital sensors determining and feeding back what your current environment is like, they provide in India and Africa users with a digital identity, and these device just generate an abundance of user specific, context aware, relevant and timely data. But more data does not automatically give meaning, generate better insights or create value for either users or marketers. So what we are going to chat about is how do we make mobile data more meaningful and does it re

Big Data In 2020: More Info, More Problems = research from #PEW

report download : Pew Internet/Elon University survey , 53% of a handpicked group of “Internet experts, observers and stakeholders“ said big data would produce an overall positive effect by the year 2020. Meanwhile, 39% said it would have an overall negative effect (8% didn’t answer). Many who said big data would have a positive influence on the future pointed to its potential to solve diverse problems.

We Know what you are doing. A social experiment by @callumhaywood

Image Plain and simple shock treatment..... Callum Haywood  

New Research Paper: Operator's Dilemma (and Opportunity): The 4th Wave @chetansharma

Operator's Dilemma (And Opportunity): The 4 th   Wave   In 2012, the global mobile industry revenue will hit $1.5 trillion. This revenue has tripled in the last 10 years. Mobile operator’s revenue reached a new milestone at the end of 2011. The total global mobile operator revenue exceeded $1 trillion for the first time. The operator profits have more than doubled in the last 10 years. The trifecta of fast broadband networks, well-designed mobile computing devices, and the insatiable supply of content, applications, and services has unleashed consumer demand for more like never before. If we look at the history of the mobile industry, the first generation was primarily focused on voice and this era persisted for a good 10-15 years before 2G messaging and very basic data services were introduced. A decade later, data services started to become more interesting as 3G networks enabled faster access speeds and new applications. When Apple released iPhone in 2007, followed by Goo

just in case you missed it : Consumer Data, but Not for Consumers

image: Peter Ryan Source : Consumer Data, but Not for Consumers By NATASHA SINGER. Published: July 21, 2012 in NYT The problem addressed at length in the book - Raw data is useless, Storing data is a liability, Value is from analysis.  You cannot give anyone your analysis and that with RAW data allows you to unpick the IP that makes the analysis which is protected by law.  Read this if your interested .... The more I think about it, the less I think there is value in sharing personal data

Other Tony Fish's -Taiwanese comedian & ex-drug addict Tony Fish dies

on numerous occasions when starting talks I have referenced other Tony Fish's including this great one. RIP Tony Fish! Taiwanese entertainer Tony Fish, known locally by his nickname “Da Bing”, who starred in the Hollywood film “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo,” has died at the age of 37 after contracting a serious lung infection, his former agent and TV producer Shen Yu-lin confirmed yesterday. Da Bing was suffering from pneumonia and died at a hospital in Beijing on July 20, Shen said. According to the producer, the comedian's body has already been cremated, and his ashes returned to Taiwan late last night.  Da Bing's memorial service is scheduled to be held on July 30, the home of Christian Performing Artists said in a statement released last night.  Da Bing had a small role in the 2005 movie starring Rob Schneider, playing a gigolo's representative in Taiwan.  He was also well-known for impersonating politicians and female celebrities such as former Premier Frank