Ted.com Visualization & Interaction talks 
Getting inspired this morning with a few Ted talks I hadn't seen yet:
John Underkoffler point to the future of UI
- Tech behind Minority Report

JoAnn Kuchera-Morin Demo: Stunning data visualization in the AlloSphere

Gary Flake: is Pivot a turning point for web exploration? Mar 2010
- Zoom.it with API, REST, JSON, JS,... check out example: http://http://zoom.it/q5GT or embedded below..
- Nothing terribly new with zooming here are some of my older projects 2005, 2006 and even earlier projects exporting Visio vector network diagrams and writing basic Flash UI... new, Zoom.it not Flash dependent...

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Planning Big Data - O'Reily 
If you want an good overview to sort out the Big Data ecosystem I recommend the free e-book: http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/03/planning-big-data.html

Here are some of the areas I am focused on:
page 7: "We're moving beyond an information economy. Information on its own isn't an advantage, anyway. Instead, this is the era of the feedback economy" feedback loop!

page 43: Regarding Google Predication API and their general offerings
" ecosystem development to make their tools more approachable"

page 70: "The agile nature of data science will favor any tool that
permits more interactivity"

page 72: "I've repeatedly heard from data scientists about what they
want most: people who know how to create visualisations"

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Follow "The World's 7 Most Powerful Data Scientists" 
Forbes, by: Tim O'Reilly : The World's 7 Most Powerful Data Scientists

Here are all the Twitter or Google Plus feeds I could find:

1 - Larry Page (Google) - https://plus.google.com/106189723444098348646/posts

2 - Jeff Hammerbachner (Cloudera) - https://twitter.com/#!/hackingdata
- DJ Patil (Grey Ventures)- https://twitter.com/#!/dpatil

3 - Sebastian Thrun (Standford) - https://twitter.com/#!/sebastianthrun
- Peter Norvig (Google) - http://norvig.com/ - https://plus.google.com/108640673873589796416/posts

4 - Elizabeth Warren (Senate Mass) - https://twitter.com/#!/elizabethforma

5 - Todd Park (CTO Gov)- https://twitter.com/#!/todd_park

6 - Alex "Sandy" Pentland (MIT) - http://web.media.mit.edu/~sandy/

7 - Hod Lipson (Cornell) - http://web.mae.cornell.edu/lipson/
- Michael Schmidt (Cornell) - https://sites.google.com/a/cornell.edu/schmidt/
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infographic created with visual.ly

I want a Visual.ly API...PLEASE!

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LaunchUp Utah March 2012 #28 

Missed the live event thanks to Clark at Mustache Power Productions I was able to watch....
Robb Kunz gave a great quick startup talk focused to the Utah crowd... at about 2:30 into the video.
Here are some links I liked:
LeanLaunchLab.com Business Model Canvas
Sprint.ly Agile project management, Slick interface + GitHub integration
BoomStartup.com Mentorship-Driven Investment, Utah
Steve Blank Business Canvas Guru, saw him speak at StartupWeekend, need to buy his new book
Accelerato.rs Market place for Accelerators, can apply to may in one place, published terms
AngelList Connecting Angels and Startups
ThisWeekInStartups Web Video show by Jason Calacanis

Startups presented, all solid!
xydo.com Content marketing focus e-mail
implylabs.com Social Stream to product recommendations
GrassWire.com Journalist + crowd "Democratizing the News"
TextMeTix Text messaging ticket sales focus remnant seats sporting events, but other options..

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