U.S. Joins Global Effort On Open Data
Publicly accessible data can add trillions of dollars in value to global economies such as education, says U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy.
How Google Flu Trends Blew It
Last year, Google Flu Trends made a mountain out of a molehill by overestimating the incidence of influenza. Blame the media.
Why HealthCare.gov Failed
Experts say a lack of consumer-centric development and user testing led to the disastrous rollout of the government's Obamacare portal.
Government Shutdown Damage May Linger
Federal agencies and IT contractors are still assessing the fallout from the shutdown on their operations, but initial figures point to high costs.
Big Data, Better Health Tracking
Merck partnership with Israeli health system is another promising step toward using big data to improve the understanding of medical treatment.
Keep The Web DRM-Free
The World Wide Web Consortium is moving ahead with support for digital locks for content in the HTML specification. Pray the group reconsiders.