--Google, IBM, Zillow, Esri, Intel, Many Others Tackle Econ Data
WASHINGTON (MNI) - Bubbling out of an unprecedented gathering Friday of
executives of government agencies and those from Google, Microsoft, Zillow,
Intel, IBM and many other firms on the leading edge of data products were
visions of weekly GDP reports, daily housing starts data and smart-phone apps
that open up access to huge stores of government information.
The inaugural meeting of the 19-member Commerce Data Advisory Council at
Google's Washington headquarters ended with the organization of working groups
to report back to the next meeting to further develop 10 recommendations boiled
down from two days of brainstorming.
The discussions ranged from how to use Silicon Valley job mobility to