Informavore: The Future of Data Privacy

On March 12th, Infochimps, a startup data marketplace here in Austin, entered into a revenue sharing agreement with MySpace allowing the social network’s data to be available for sale on the Infochimps site.

A week later, after ReadWriteWeb wrote about the deal, a number of negative comments and ensuing articles were written, most notably a conversation thread on Slashdot.

What happened here, and what can this tell us about the possible futures for data privacy?

An Open Letter to the City of Austin

Some of the top cities in the world have opened government data to better serve their citizens and cities. Not only should the City of Austin get on board, but they should lead in the movement towards Semantic Web standards.

Informavore: The Best in DataPorn

Making sense of our growing amounts of data is critical. Here are some of our favorite tools for data visualization, with stimulating screenshots to tingle your hard drive.

Informavore: Creating an Employment Forecast That Matters

Instead of relying on the constant fluctuations of large scale data-deduced trends, we need to make data personal and relevant again.