May, 2019

Creating Value from Personal Data: How Body Temperature is Driving Targeted Advertising

Creating Value from Personal Data: How Body Temperature is Driving Targeted Advertising

Kinsa is the maker of smart thermometers.  The Kinsa Bluetooth enabled smart thermometers don’t just measure a person’s temperature they help people better understand and manage their health, as well as help enterprises and brands detect outbreaks, plan resources, avoid product stockout, and market to customers. According to Kinsa’s web site(Kinsa Insights, n.d.), with data generated […]

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Failed Scoring: Facial Recognition, Potential for False Positives, & Importance of Design

Failed Scoring: Facial Recognition, Potential for False Positives, & Importance of Design

Last week I wrote a piece on the practice of derived inference, aka scoring; that is, the practice of using computer algorithms to infer insight from data. A key undercurrent of this piece was the issue of false positives. False positives occur when a derived result is presumed to be accurate, aka positive, but it […]

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An Interview with Sarah Ramirez: Facebook introduces new capabilities for businesses, influencers

An Interview with Sarah Ramirez: Facebook introduces new capabilities for businesses, influencers

Sarah Ramirez at Luxury Daily reached out and asked me some questions about Facebooks’ recent announcements, Which new feature (Instagram Checkout for creators, WhatsApp Business, other, etc.) do you think is most significant for brands? Why is it important for Facebook to emphasize privacy? How can luxury brands take advantage of new features? You can […]

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