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DBpedia is a crowd-sourced community effort to extract and transform structured information from Wikipedia. The transformed data takes the form of an entity relationship graph based on the RDF data model and Linked Data principles.

Stats:

The English version of the DBpedia knowledge base describes 4.58 million things, out of which 4.22 million are classified in a consistent ontology, including 1,445,000 persons, 735,000 places (including 478,000 populated places), 411,000 creative works (including 123,000 music albums, 87,000 films and 19,000 video games), 241,000 organizations (including 58,000 companies and 49,000 educational institutions), 251,000 species and 6,000 diseases.

In addition, we provide localized versions of DBpedia in 125 languages. All these versions together describe 38.3 million things, out of which 23.8 million are localized descriptions of things that also exist in the English version of DBpedia. The full DBpedia data set features 38 million labels and abstracts in 125 different languages, 25.2 million links to images and 29.8 million links to external web pages; 80.9 million links to Wikipedia categories, and 41.2 million links to YAGO categories. DBpedia is connected with other Linked Datasets by around 50 million RDF links. Altogether the DBpedia 2014 release consists of 3 billion pieces of information (RDF triples) out of which 580 million were extracted from the English edition of Wikipedia, 2.46 billion were extracted from other language editions. Detailed statistics about the DBpedia datasets in 24 popular languages are provided at Dataset Statistics.

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Bakala Foundation gives away 16 new students their scholarships. Here they are

A major player in the scholarships business (meaning:positive !) in the Czech Republic – Bakala Foundation – has already given away 88 scholarships (over 5 years – not bad at all). This year there was 16 new ones. I am kind of always interested in these people –  what they achieved, or done. A bit google work and some of them are listed below. Without any guarantee.

Not bad at all, however, i didnt see anybody going into Asia. Would be interessting to know.

Source http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=92471710a5ddb5f15f89be209&id=4bf57c4a70&e=e37bebc7f6

Ferrari’s Montezemolo is out | Ferrari should have go private…. already a long time ago

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-10/ferrari-chief-steps-down-after-clash-with-fiat-ceo.html

CEO of iconic brand Ferrari has been ousted, bloomberg reports. After over 20 years at the steering wheel, and after even more iconic cars such as LaFerrari and FF, there was a clash of bosses/future identity – namely CEO of Fiat/Chrysler/American style and Luca.

How is that even a possible, at such car company which produces over 7000 cars yearly, at least in several last years? Fiat has been bad company. No good car lineup, at all….. Besides Ferrari it also owns Jeap (still exists??), Alfa Romeo (wtf?), Maserati (could be far better at selling high luxury cars), Abarth (Fiar 500 “sports edition”) and some 20% of (why so much in a very profitable) Chrysler.

For more information Finance google.

 

My take:

It was already about time to let Ferrari go as a private company. With this the company would have a great set of advantages.

  • No information sharing (as opposed to $VOW & Lambo, btw. they have something just over 2000 cars yearly)
  • One boss is king – long-term approach -> Luca (since ’90 already)

Outcome (likely):

Because bosses disagree with car production (Fiat wants more, of course), and given that Luca is out, Fiat will put production to 8000/year at least (very moderate guess). I would be not surprised at all, if they are going to increase this number up to 10,000. However, this will damage the brand significantly.