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B²M: The broadcasting revolution: social impacts and opportunities

Almost everyone watches television, nowadays. And we all have a mobile phone in our pockets! Could you imagine, then, an unsuccessful future for TV over a mobile phone? Before launching of the service, just few years ago, not even the most visionary individuals would have imagined such large problems in penetrating the market. But the …

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TSC4 MiTo: The Social Computer for Milano and Torino

How long does it take to locate 10 red weather balloons in 10 secret locations in the continental United States? 8 hours and 52 minutes, harnessing the Internet and social networks! This is the incredible result of the DARPA Network Challenge that was launched on December 2009. The MIT team that won the challenge designed …

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Smart-k: The app that will make small knitwear companies bigger

In Italy, small and medium knitwear companies are the ones suffering more the ongoing economic crisis. While International fashion brands have kept on exploiting economy of scales and delocalization strategies, small players have not been able to defend their share of market. Even if they own extraordinary skills and expertise, often they are not able …

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FRUC: Future of Retailing in Urban Cities

Small urban retailers, in European cities, are facing a decrease in attractiveness because of the increase number of shopping malls, big chain shops and internet retailers. This led to the closure of a relevant number of stores and to the consequent reduction of people’s traffic in cities’ street. These closures are negatively affecting the vivacity …

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Data4cities : Smart big data for smart cities

The Smart City is stuck in the middle between visionary concepts and implementation problems whose origin often lies in organizational and management problems. Since Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are often a commodity, what hinders the development of the Smart City is a lack of business and governance models defining how ICT-based initiatives can create …

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BUZZWORD: Sensing fashion brands through social networks

In the Digital Era, social media provide to the fashion industry a powerful tool to stimulate discussion and build brand awareness, along with improving consumer relationships through interactivity and networking. As a result, social platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are mostly exploited to promote engagement but also to develop digital marketing strategies to increase …

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