In this technical demonstration, we propose a cloud-based Big Data Platform for Social Multimedia Analytics called bBridge that automatically detects and profiles meaningful user communities in a specified geographical region, followed by rich analytics on communities’ multimedia streams. The system executes a community detection approach that considers the ability of social networks to complement each other during the process of latent representation learning, while the community profiling is implemented based on the state-of-the-art multi-modal latent topic modeling and personal user profiling techniques. The stream analytics is performed via cloud-based stream analytics engine, while the multi-source data crawler deployed as a distributed cloud jobs. Overall, the bBridge platform integrates all the above techniques to serve both business and personal objectives.
As technology continues to evolve and become more integrated into our daily lives—and as the internet and social media have opened up new ways for consumers to publicly voice their opinions on products—the user experience has become a critical factor in the success of any tech product. Companies are now focusing on providing seamless and intuitive experiences that cater to their users’ needs and preferences.
This growing emphasis on UX has led to new trends expected to become table stakes in the next five years. Below, 16 Forbes Technology Council members explore some of the upcoming UX trends that will be crucial for the success of tech products and why they will be so important.
The growth of wearable technology has resulted in an increase in the development of wearable apps. However, developing a wearable app can be a costly undertaking. A wrong turn in development can lead to a subpar user experience, potentially dooming your app before it even gets off the ground.
Here are the all-too-common mistakes that members of Forbes Technology Council urge steering clear of, so leaders can keep their projects on budget and headed for success.
For companies that develop and deliver technology products and services, the primary focus each day is on customers. Leaders spend much of their time talking about new solutions and enhancements to make their product or service the top choice in the marketplace. But if a tech company—or any company that leverages technology—is to truly succeed, the focus can’t just be outward. Tech leaders must also concentrate on internal initiatives to improve productivity, efficiency, costs and the work experience of their team members.
From better leveraging Agile principles to adding new time-saving tools to bringing some fun and creativity back to the workplace, the members of Forbes Technology Council are never short on ideas for improving their tech processes. Below, 13 of them discuss the internal tech initiatives they’ll be introducing or focusing on in 2023, and why they’re important.