Professor’s First Pitch Turns Into Homerun for Syracuse Homeless

Professor's First Pitch Turns Into Homerun for Syracuse Homeless

Marcene Sonneborn, an assistant professor of practice at the iSchool, probably wasn’t sure what to expect when she pitched her idea at ...

Spotify meets Uber: A Seamless Integration of Taxi and Tunes

Spotify meets Uber: A Seamless Integration of Taxi and Tunes

Friday marked the official rollout of the recent collaboration between the popular commercial music service Spotify and the startup-turned-global car ride service ...

CERN's Large Hadron Collider

Data Roundup: How data is invading your Thanksgiving table and more

Data is everywhere, even on your Thanksgiving table. Yves de Montcheuil details in Infoworld all the different ways that data plays a role ...

Hype Versus Reality: Lessons from Working with Big Data

Hype Versus Reality: Lessons from Working with Big Data

Big Data is everywhere. It’s a buzzphrase in academia, in industry, and at the frontiers of technological and business innovation. IT leaders ...

Computer Engineer Barbie: From A Female IT Student’s View

Computer Engineer Barbie: From A Female IT Student's View

Complete with an anatomically impossible figure, an impressive resumé to topple any industry professional, and a set standard of beauty, Barbie has ...

Professor’s First Pitch Turns Into Homerun for Syracuse Homeless

Professor's First Pitch Turns Into

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Spotify meets Uber: A Seamless Integration of Taxi and Tunes

Spotify meets Uber: A Seamless

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CERN's Large Hadron Collider

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Hype Versus Reality: Lessons from Working with Big Data

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Computer Engineer Barbie: From A Female IT Student’s View

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| November 12, 2014

#AlexFromTarget: Marketing Stunt or Social Media Power?

#alexfromtarget and Ellen

We may not know his last name, where he lives, or anything about him aside from the fact that he’s a pretty cute cashier at Target. After a picture was tweeted of him bagging groceries, he rapidly became an Internet sensation. Before long, he was in Los Angeles on set with Ellen DeGeneres.  Countless researchers → Read More

| November 9, 2014

Data Roundup: Data Lives Everywhere–At Work, In History, Even For Babies

Workday uses employee data insights to inform human capital decisions

Business schools are beginning to get into the Big Data game, as institutions like the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business introduced a Master of Business Analytics degree this fall. Companies continue to realize the power of employees that can analyze their data to produce meaningful insights, so more universities are trying develop → Read More

| November 7, 2014

Amazon: Its Expanding List of Business Growing Pains

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It’s no secret by now that Amazon’s third-quarter profit was nonexistent. In fact, it lost $437 million in just three months. Its stock prices have since plummeted 94 cents per share. Investors and critics are still debating about its future earning potential. Here are some of the main points in that discussion: First, about the → Read More

| November 6, 2014

Student Entrepreneurs Create a Sustainable Alternative to the Park Bench

Park Bar sustainable bench on the Quad at Syracuse University

Syracuse University students Ryan Pierson’16 and Sally Zheng ’16 are changing the face of the “classic picnic table” and outdoor seating with their innovative product Park Bar. “We designed it to be a creative and collaborative space where people can work, eat or socialize,” says Pierson of Park Bar. “We felt that most public seating only → Read More

| November 5, 2014

7 Questions With an LIS Professor: Renee F. Hill

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(Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of posts profiling the iSchool’s Library and Information Science faculty.) Renee Hill has a passion for her work that is clear in her every emphatic gesture. She is vehement about equal access and is willing to the advocate both for her students and for their future → Read More

| November 4, 2014

An Ongoing Enterprise: Amazon’s Kindle Voyage eReader

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The business of eReaders continues to develop as Amazon’s Kindle Voyage hit the shelves recently. While sites like TechRadar note the declining trend of eReaders, they also note that this particular product might keep the business afloat. Why is the Kindle Voyage So Different? While this particular product might seem like every other eReader product, Amazon → Read More

| November 3, 2014

Facebook Rooms: A Revival of Chat Rooms?

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Let’s take a trip down memory lane and remember AOL chat rooms. I was probably only in middle school when this anonymous form of communication was at it’s peak; but somehow I was still a part of this online social space. This prime example of Web 1.0 was used to connect people with similar interests, and overall → Read More

| October 31, 2014

BeIT: iSchool Students Being Enriched, Enhanced, Engaged

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I am very involved around the SU campus. I serve as a u100 Ambassador, a project leader for Enactus, an Information Space blogger, and as the communications director of BeIT. I’d’ like to tell you more about BeIT here. BeIT was founded in 2011 and is a non-profit organization based out of the iSchool. BeIT’s mission → Read More

| October 31, 2014

Hoverboard: Has Tech Brought Us Back To The Future?

Hendo Hoverboard

Would  you pay $100 to ride a real hoverboard? Would you pay $10,000 to own one? Hendo asked those questions on Kickstarter, and the answer was yes – to the tune of raising more than $406,000 (so far) in a matter of days – way over the $250,000 funding goal. Hendo is a new company that has delivered → Read More

| October 30, 2014

Virtual Conferences: Free Professional Development

The Digital Shift

Conferences have always been a source for professional development and networking with other professionals in the field. For the busy professional or student, national conferences can be expensive as well as difficult to take time off for or get to, depending on where you live. That is one of the benefits of attending a virtual → Read More