FTC cautions on use of Big Data. Apple acquires Emotient. (RBDR 01.11.2016)

Today on RBDR:

1) The MRA’s Howard Fienberg summarizes the FTC’s cautionary report on the use and misuse of Big Data (Find the links to this story here.)

2) Apple Computer acquired Emotient this past week, a self-described leader in emotion detection and sentiment analysis based on facial expressions. RBDR explores why.

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Impact on MR interests from GOP Senate. Biz finding social media use. (RBDR 11.4.2014)

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On today’s RBDR: 1) On Election Day in the U.S., MRA’s Howard Fienberg speculates about what Republican control of the U.S. Senate and House could lead to with respect to research’s legislative interests. (Link: http://www.marketingresearch.org/news/2014/10/27/election-2014-and-mr-what-the-results-may-bring-for-the-survey-opinion-and-marketing)
2) Former WMMB Director of MR Margaret Welke died last week. 3) A Harris Poll for Hootsuite’s Social Business Benchmark reports remarkably high percentages for corporations and what social media can do for them.

Harvey wins Ephron award; Angus Reid “retires;” Google removing opt-outs (RBDR–6/12/2014)

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Today: 1) ARF’s first Erwin Ephron Demystification Award goes to Erwin Ephron. 2) Canadian polling legend Angus Reid leaves Vision Critical to head his own public policy issue institute. 3) TVB hires Hadassa Gerber. 4) Google is learning how to cope with Europeans who want to opt-out their personal characteristics and behavior from Google search data.

Gartner tells tech: focus on Silver Surfers; Amy Shields on MRA Code (RBDR–11/04/13)

Today: 1) Gartner Inc.’s new “maverick” research advises technology marketers to pay way more attention to “Silver Surfers,” middle and older-aged consumers. 2) MRA Director of Research Amy Shields explains aspects of the organization revised code of Market Researcher Conduct.

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Enforcement of MRA’s new Code of MR Standards; NGMR & Explor Awards Presented at TMRE (RBDR–10/23/13)

Today: 1) A German neuroscience study concluded that Starbucks could charge more for its coffee. China’s state-run media charges that Starbucks is overcharging consumers. 2) MRA’s new Code of Market Research Standards has an enforcement mechanism, or does it? We’re waiting to hear. 3) Tuesday was awards day at The Market Research Event.

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