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NPTech News Forecasts for 2014

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NPTech News Forecasts for 2014

We now have some idea of the tech for good trends for 2013, so I checked in with NPTech leaders to find out what they think is in store for us in 2014. Find the original version of this post here.

DataViva, GovLab Academy, Crowd Data, Big Data Ethics Council & Chinese Open Data Platform #DataDigest

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This week check out DataViva, a great new data visualization tool for Brazil, find the correlation between Big Data and Crowd Data and learn about the Data Module at the GovLab Academy. China's first open government data portal is also launched and an ethics committee for Big Data is formed.

Open Data Applied

A Brazilian State Takes Open Data To Another Level

Foundation Stats, Project Open Data, Big Data for Economics, Big Data Partnerships, Open Data Limits Corruption #DataDigest

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This week find out how open data is helping to address corruption in poorer nations, how big data is challenging traditional economic models. The White House invites contributions to Project Open Data and data scientists partner with universities to unleash the power of big data.

Open Data Resources

Open Data Policy — Managing Information as an Asset

Open Data Business Models, Data Paradigms, Effective Altruism, Mobile Data, Big Data #DataDigest

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This week learn about open data models, the way that mobile data is driving development and how data has aided IT's paradigm shift. The concept of "effective altruism" is explained and big data perils discussed.

Open Data Business Models

Markets for Good - Open Data Business Models

Statfrica, Lies and Open Data, Big Data Principles and Data Assumptions #DataDigest

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This week some paradoxes of big data and principles for Big Data Resilience projects are featured. StatAfrica is also launched and assumptions about data's prospects are reviewed. Difficulties underlying the use of open data are also surfaced.


Big Data Understood

Seven Principles for Big Data and Resilience Projects

New Open Data Initiative, Data literacy, Open Data in China, Big Data Investments, Data Underclass #Data Digest

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This week read about a new collaborative open data initiative for developing countries, the importance of data literacy and open data projects in China. There is also news on the potential for those with little data footprint to be excluded from Big Data informed decisions. The necessity of understanding the value you want from Big Data before embarking on Big Data projects is also emphasised.

Open Data News

Big Data, Philanthropy, and Health at SOCAP13

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Big data is still one of those concepts that baffle me. How big does the data have to be? Where does it come from? And how can nonprofits and public libraries actually make use of it? At SOCAP13, a social enterprise conference in San Francisco, I attended two back-to-back panel presentations on big data with some nonprofit representation. Hearing directly from those working in big data for good gave some context around what's actually happening. Still, though, I had some questions around the definition of big data — and it seemed like the presenters did too.


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