Links from 2011-12-18

Forrester: Enterprise Social Software to Become a $6.4 Billion Market in 2016 | PCWorld Business Center

Organizations will increase their spending on enterprise social collaboration software at a compound annual growth rate of 61 percent through 2016, a year in which the market for these products will reach US$6.4 billion, compared with $600 million last year.

Social business and enterprise usage: The lessons | ZDNet

+) Adoption requires sustained effort. +) Social business is statistically correlated with important bottom-line benefits. +) There’s a strong sense that social business will imminently and fundamentally change organizations. +) Technology and organizational constraints often hold back social business transformation.

Find the Best Checkout Line - WSJ.com

In a research project conducted during last year’s holiday season and posted on YouTube, Bill Hammack, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, concluded that a single-file line leading to three cashiers is about three times faster than having a separate line for each cashier. Any delay in the multiple-line system will stop the line completely, while a delay in a single line might just delay one shopper. Although the single-line method may be faster, Mr. Hammack says customers generally prefer to „jockey for position” in separate lines.

daniel sinker • I’m starting to think Lego is evil

The reality is that the unisex, open-ended, building and imaginative creation sets that my peers normally associate with Lego are gone.

EU-Rat beschließt im Fischereiausschuss Beitritt zu ACTA » Von markus » netzpolitik.org

Der EU-Rat hat heute während einer Sitzung des Fischereiausschusses den Beitritt zum ACTA-Abkommen beschlossen. Am Wochenende will die EU das umstrittene Abkommen bei einem Treffen der WTO in Genf unterzeichnen. ACTA soll einen neuen “goldenen Standard” für den weltweiten Kampf gegen Produktpiraterie und Urheberrechtsverletzungen im Netz schaffen und wurde von 39 Staaten geheim verhandelt. Die einzelnen Bestimmungen des Texts sind so vage gehalten, dass sie Grundrechte einschränken und zu einer privatisierten Zensur im Internet führen werden. Das Abkommen schafft zudem neue strafrechtliche Sanktionen, die nicht nur erhebliche Auswirkungen auf die Meinungsfreiheit, den Zugang zu Kultur und den Datenschutz haben werden, sondern auch dem internationalen Handel schaden und Innovation lähmen werden.

Amazon Location Tracking and Future Destination Prediction Patent | Public Intelligence

This patent was submitted by Amazon on December 6, 2011. It describes a method of tracking individuals through mobile phone GPS location data and then using the information to predict future shopping destinations to present more specifically targeted advertising.

How SOPA will destroy Internet security - Boing Boing

Well, you don’t have to be a „nerd” to understand a) what DNSSEC is; b) why we desperately need it (or something like it) before the Internet collapses along with the creaking public key infrastructure; and c) how the insanity in SOPA will tank that effort.

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