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How Big Data Could Limit Super Bowl Sticker Shock

Guest author Alex Salkever is the head of product marketing and business development at Silk.co. Andrew Kitchell is from Seattle and is the co-founder of PriceMethod, a startup that helps AirBnB and HomeAway hosts price their properties. Show More Summary

4 Overlooked Technologies That Can Help Your Business Grow Now

Big data. The Internet of Things. These names are so overused that the technology they represent is often overlooked.

NCREIF: Institutional Investors Got 11.82% Return in 2014

Big pension funds and other major U.S. institutions enjoyed strong returns from their commercial real estate holdings in 2014, although the rate has declined from earlier years in the downturn, according to new data released by the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries.

To Predict Flu Outbreak, Just Google It

Goolge, CDC partner on big data approach to forecast U.S. flu levels a week into the future

Under Bowser, top D.C. officials continue to pull in big salaries

When it comes to D.C. politics, it pays to be close to the mayor, make no mistake about it. New salary data released Wednesday shows that top aides to Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) are pulling in hefty salaries, some of them rivaling the $200,000 yearly mayoral salary, much as close advisers to former mayor […]

Does Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Pick Bets Using Only Big Data Or Ted Sarandos?

Does Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) make its decisions about what content to acquire or make based only off of its analytics of its viewers’ tastes and habits or does the decision still come down to what its executive Ted Sarandos thinks? According to The New Yorker’s Tim Wu, it’s a mix of using big data and […]

Firms may face new $16,500 privacy fines under White House bill

2 years agoTechnology : Gigaom

Many consumers have grown resigned to the parade of privacy breaches that occur when apps or big tech companies like Facebook or Google misuse their personal data. These incidents typically result in a slap on the…

Improving Data Governance & Business Intelligence with a Common Data Vocabulary

by Angela Guess Wayne Eckerson of TechTarget recently wrote, “I know we're in the age of big data, but the key challenge facing most of the large companies I work with is a lack of a common data vocabulary. Internally, such organizations...Show More Summary

BlueData Brings In-Memory Speed to Big Data Applications with Tachyon Storage

by Angela Guess According to a new announcement out of the company, “BlueData, the pioneer in Big Data private clouds, today announced a technology preview of the Tachyon in-memory distributed storage system as a new option for the BlueData EPIC platform. Show More Summary

Big data tools can have placebo effect

NEW YORK — Big data tools in real estate may be suffering from “shiny object syndrome,” according Todd Carpenter, managing director of the National Association of Realtors’ data analytics group. Charmed by such systems’ promise to pinpoint prospective buyers and...

How to stop worrying and love the algorithm

2 years agoTechnology : Message

Tim Wu wonders if Netflix really relies on algorithms and big data in deciding what to fund: Tim Wu, Netflix’s Secret Special Algorithm Is a Human Over the years, however, I’ve started to wonder whether Netflix’s big decisions are truly as data driven as they are purported to be. Show More Summary

Questions for Keynesians (Show me the data)

(January 28, 2015 01:37 PM, by Scott Sumner) I'm seeing lots of comments to the effect that the 2013 austerity was not a big deal, and or the dreaded "fiscal cliff" never happened. OK, let's see some numbers. After all, if my critics just know that I am... (0 COMMENTS)

Teachers turn to data analysis to help students

Educators are increasingly turning to data to create targeted learning plans and help students excel on an individual level, according to Apple Inc.’s Vice President for Education John Couch. In some cases, colleges are using Big Data to predict which … Continue reading ?

Data Is Clear: To Be Effective at Content Marketing, Have a Documented Strategy

Talk is cheap. So it should come as no surprise that when it comes to content marketing strategy, simply talking about it is not enough. That is the big takeaway from the 2015 benchmarks, budgets, and trends study by Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, sponsored by our own Rainmaker Platform. Show More Summary

MapR Delivers Free, On-Demand Hadoop Courses

When the topic turns to job market opportunities these days, hardly any technology trend is drawing more attention than Big Data. And, when talking Big Data, the subject of Hadoop inevitably comes up, as it remains the star open source framework for drawing insights from large data sets. Show More Summary

Oracle seeks to streamline datacenter, foster innovation and lower prices

Oracle Corporation wants to offer a low-cost, highly streamlined platform upon which companies can spark innovation, said Neil Mendelson, Vice President of Big Data at Oracle. His company plans to leverage the combination of Big Data framework Hadoop and Oracle’s own … Continue reading ?

What you missed in Big Data: Moving beyond science project

The analytics ecosystem marked several major milestones along the journey to turn data insights into enterprise reality last week as vendors tore down more of the barriers holding back organizations from unlocking the value of their growing information troves. But … Continue reading ?

Choosing the right big data execution framework: Why one size doesn’t fit all

Guest: Just as a hybrid vehicle uses a gas engine and an electric engine, data analytics can benefit from the use of multiple frameworks.

Kim Kardashian mocks herself in new Super Bowl ad

The Super Bowl ad march has begun. Catch 'em now so they won't surprise you during the Big Game. Ad: "Kim's Data Stash," T-Mobile Concept: A fake public service ad in the style of "feed the children," but for unused mobile data. T-Mobile...Show More Summary

U.S. Stocks Tumble on Weak Data, Earnings, Dollar

``"This earnings season is starting to validate that these really big companies will start to see more headwinds," said Andrew Slimmon, who oversees about $4.3 billion as managing director of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management's Global Investment Solutions. "The stronger dollar is going to hurt big U.S. companies." ''

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