Knight Foundation call for project proposals

Starting May 31 through June 20, the Knight Foundation will be looking for ideas that help unlock the power of data, by collecting, processing, visualizing or otherwise making it available, understandable and actionable. Applicants – whether for-profit startups or non-profit ventures – will have 21 days to submit their projects.

So, why data?

The world has always been complex, but we are now challenged with making sense of the rapidly increasing amounts of information that we are creating. According to IBM, nine-tenths of the world’s data has been created in the last two years. Cisco predicts that information generated by mobile devices will hit 130 exabytes in 2016 –  that’s the equivalent of 520,000 Libraries of Congress in one year. A report from McKinsey anticipates that the amount of data we generate will increase 40% annually. Facebook users alone add a billion pieces of content every 24 hours.  Knight News Challenge: Data is a call for making sense of this onslaught of information.

Details and application information are available at:
www.knightfoundation.org/blogs/knightblog/2012/5/16/announcing-next-knight-news-challenge-data/

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