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How Machines Learn

I’m a huge fan of CGP Grey, and his podcasts, Hello Internet and Cortex. This is one of his best videos so far, discussing how all the algorithms around learn to do their jobs… 

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Ten Year Futures (vs. What’s Happening Now)

Super insightful presentation by Benedict Evans reflecting on what we can learn from previous tech revolutions, and how this knowledge can be applied to AI, crypto-currencies, mixed realities and autonomous vehicles. Well worth 25 minutes of your time…

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DJI Spark launches. Seize the moment!

This looks amazing. The new DJI Spark. Smaller than your average smartphone: Meet Spark, DJI’s first ever mini drone. Signature technologies, new gesture control, and unbelievable portability make your aerials more fun and intuitive than ever before. With five different colors, there’s a Spark for everyone. Casey Neistat and Marques Brownlee have already taken a […]

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The 2017 State of Community Management Report

If you’re in a role that encompasses elements of community management or program strategy, there is no doubt that one of the year’s highlights is the Community Roundtable’s publication of their ‘State of Community Management’ annual report. The 2017 report has been published today!

IBM-focused, but interested in Jive Software?

If you’re primarily focused on IBM-based solutions, you may not be aware that I have a Jive-focused blog over at

This is particularly relevant this week as it is JiveWorld, Jive’s annual worldwide conference in Las Vegas. I’m blogging as much of the news as I can from the conference, including today’s posts on yesterday’s key announcements and Jive’s roadmap for 2017 and 2018. Do subscribe to the blog there if you want to receive my Jive posts in the future.

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IBM extends Sametime support to 2021. What next for IBM in the UC space?

IBM Sametime is a robust communications offering designed to accelerate your social business by driving faster decisions, with more complete information powered by the business experts in your organization. The suite of tools in Sametime helps unlock the value in your underutilized communications systems by integrating them into a more intuitive system. Sametime tools and […]

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Ghost Browser – the Productivity Browser for Tech Pros

Ghost Browser allows you to have multiple authenticated sessions open to the same site simultaneously, with each session having its own cookie jar, isolated from other sessions. This allows users such as web developers, testers, social media managers to easily work with multiple identities or use case perspectives without the need for multiple browsers, bookmarks, saved passwords etc.

What not to miss at IBM Connect 2017: Connections Pink

IBM Connect 2017 takes place later this month in San Francisco, and the last-minute push to increase attendance is already underway. I’m a big fan of the new venue, and the shift from Florida to California, and so really hope that the event is a huge success.

One of the interesting aspects of the registration push has been the unveiling of some information that previously being kept relatively quiet – if not under NDA, certainly out of the limelight

Dropbox Paper: Grow bigger, brighter ideas

Dropbox announced that they are rolling their Paper collaborative content creation platform out on a global basis today: More than a doc, Dropbox Paper is a flexible workspace that brings people and ideas together. Paper supports all phases of the creative process – from start to finish: A connected space to create and ideate together Teams […]