All posts tagged “data

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A demand-driven apparel world

Here is an interesting article from Loose Threads that talks about the profound impact that data and fast fashion are having on apparel brands, transforming them from supply-driven businesses to demand-driven ones. It adds a bit more nuance to the trope that tech is disrupting… Read More

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Meet Replica

Sidewalk Labs is currently building out a platform called Replica that will support them in their development plans here in Toronto. Replica is:  “a user-friendly modeling tool that uses anonymized mobile location data to give planning agencies a comprehensive portrait of how, when, and why… Read More

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Rural America is the new inner city

There’s an argument going around these days that rural America is the new inner city. That is, rural America has replaced inner cities as the geographies facing the greatest socioeconomic challenges.  In fact, it’s time for the stigma associated with the term “inner city” to disappear –… Read More

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Data is the new oil

“A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil… Read More

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February housing numbers

The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) announced its February (2017) numbers today for the Greater Toronto Area. Here are some of the highlights: – At the end of February, there were 324 detached homes available in developer inventories. Ten years ago, this number… Read More

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What Facebook knows about you

Here is an eye-opening article from data scientist Vicki Boykis outlining the number of ways in which Facebook collects data about its users. It’s called: What should you think about when using Facebook? One of the more surprising tidbits from Boykis’ article is that Facebook… Read More