1998 is the quincentenary of Vasca da Gama's voyage via southern Africa to India, the voyage celebrated in this new translation of one of the greatest poems of the Renaissance. Portugal's supreme poet...more
There must be something really wrong with Goodreads Big Data because they keep sending me these emails.
Message to Goodreads, email that is not composed by a Big Data analysis of usage patterns is smap.
Q&A with Jay Crownover
Bad girl meets by-the-book attorney in Charged, Jay Crownover's sizzling new romance. The author of the Marked Men series answers your questions about writing steamy scenes, finding inspiration in tattoos, and more!
Nick calls himself a superhero of pleasure. At first his lack of sexual humility annoyed Harper. Then she slept with him. Now the two can't keep their hands off each other, but will they be able to make an actual relationship work?
The Darkest Torment by Gena Showalter (Goodreads Author)
After centuries in purgatory, assassin Baden is back in the land of the living. A botched job thrusts dog trainer Katarina into his path. She's his hostage—for now—but Baden finds himself, almost against his will, opening up to the spirited woman.
The Sugar Bowl is a website that matches wealthy older men with impressionable young women. To take down the seedy business, Sela goes undercover. Nothing can distract her, until Beck, the Sugar Bowl's charismatic tech genius, sends her mission spiraling.
Dark magic is on the rise in New York City. Running out of options, brash Irish cop Tom reluctantly teams up with free spirit (and cat shape-shifter) Cicero to investigate. The only thing the two men can agree on: their crazy chemistry.
The Beast of Clan Kincaid by Lily Blackwood (Goodreads Author)
To the men of the Highlands, he is known only as the Beast. Elspeth, the beautiful daughter of the Beast's sworn enemy, should fear him, but instead she's captivated. Against a backdrop of clan warfare and politics, their wild passion ignites.
King of the Streets, Queen of His Heart by Porscha Sterling (Goodreads Author)
Shanecia comes home to chaos. The streets are crawling with gangs, and her mom's addicted to drugs. Fed up, Shanecia confronts gang leader Legend. The man's compassion surprises her, sparking a fragile romance in a city of violence.
These readings were taken from the Wireless festival in London, Sunday July the 5th. Its interesting to see that not only are a many people tweeting, but they are almost all tweeting on message, post
The point here is that today the media message is no longer before the event, in ads, or media coverage of an event, which you might control, an events today is a major media publishing source. The event speaks to the media in real time via twitter, Facebook, snapchat, Instagram and what ever new thing comes along. In a case like Wireless this is an impressive show of a united message from a location, but there is also a danger of events losing control of their message via media users.
Again the big picture is well established, social media means you have to communicate your message to your consumer clearer, that you need to keep them happy, and you need to track what is being said about you in real time, and change your message or services as quickly as you can.
Big Table runs some of the largest big data features currently in Google
Big Table is a NoSQL to make huge data sets meaningful for the business. This is not going to be cheap, it requires 4 nodes and you are going to need to spend a great deal more than Azure DocumentDB or NoSQL Tables to get going.
Microsoft has a long way to catch up to Microsoft and AWS. But they certainly have the experience of Big Data behind them, Google was doing Big Data before we were all saying it.