Archive for March, 2009

Berners-Lee called for “Linked Data”

March 17, 2009

berners-lee3Check out this fascinating video of Tim Berners-Lee talking about “linked data”.  He is calling for everyone to share all their data so that greater communal insights and answers can be gleaned.  Berners-Lee is best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web.  His idea, along the lines of the semantic web, addresses data at an incredibly microscopic level. 

http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/484

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Toby Ewing appointed Director of the California Research Bureau

March 16, 2009

From the Imperial Valley News, Toby Ewing, a friend of Data360, has received a noteworthy promotion:

Toby Ewing, 43, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of the California Research Bureau. He has served as the research director for California Forward since 2007 and previously in the same position for the New California Network from 2006 to 2007. From 1999 to 2006, Ewing served as the project manager at the Little Hoover Commission and, from 1997 to 1999, he was the executive director for the Senate Advisory Commission on Cost Control in State Government for the Senate Rules Committee. Ewing is a member of the California Sociological Association, Community Indicators Consortium and Words to Deeds Leadership Council. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $105,420. Ewing is registered decline-to-state.

Google Voice review

March 16, 2009

From the NY Times…

TECHNOLOGY   | March 12, 2009
State of the Art:  One Number to Ring Them All
By DAVID POGUE
Google Voice has breathed new life into GrandCentral, a service that lets all your phones respond to one number.