Friday News Roundup February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day! We usually associate this day with flowers, hearts, and lots of love, but did you ever think about love and Valentine’s day in relation to technology? This week in the news, we found some interesting articles tying together technology, big data, logistics, and the holiday of love.

Patterns found by Facebook data scientist Mike Develin show how data can be used to map human interaction and prove (or disprove) assumptions about relationships.

Flower delivery has come a long way. Instead of manually mapping out delivery routes with push pins and maps, technology allows florists to send their drivers turn by turn directions with the simple scan of a barcode.


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