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Ashley Madison IT Liability And Third Party Vendors: New Relic, A Big Data SaaS Firm, And Others

Ashley Madison's breach liabilities may be impacted by the recently-revealed existence of third-party IT vendors. New Relic, among others, named in corporate document discussing customer data concerns.

NSA Mass Surveillance: Biggest Big Data Story

When people talk about the US National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA), the talk usually centers on privacy, with good reason. Still, it’s not the only subject worth discussing. The volume of data collected by the NSA and the associated costs make it the ultimate in Big Data case studies. [...]

Big Data premieres new video for Facebook mood experiment-inspired song

What is Big Data, exactly? Maybe Big Data himself — a.k.a. Brooklyn-based producer/composer Alan Wilkis — describes it best: "Big Data is a paranoid electronic music project from the Internet, formed out of a general distrust for technology...Show More Summary

Why Smart Technology Use is the Key to Better Customer Marketing Data

Why Smart Technology Use is the Key to Better Customer Marketing Data written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing If you haven’t already heard, 2015 is the year big data became a ubiquitous business necessity. Show More Summary

Bridging the divide: Business users and machine learning experts

Subscribe to the O’Reilly Data Show Podcast to explore the opportunities and techniques driving big data and data science. As tools for advanced analytics become more accessible, data scientist’s roles will evolve. Most media stories emphasize a need for expertise …

WiFi, hot tubs and big data: How Airbnb determines the price of a home

The car service Uber needs two basic pieces of information to determine what a trip should cost you: how many passengers are in search of a ride, and how many drivers are on the road offering them. Uber's pricing, which is also influenced by discounts designed to lure new riders and drive growth, primarily fluctuates with changes along these […]

Integrating Big Data the Right Way

by Jelani Harper The true value in incorporating a Big Data initiative into an overall Enterprise Data Management scheme comes from integrating, and in some cases aggregating, external Big Data with more conventional sources of data....Show More Summary

Nate Silver on Common Big Data Problems

by Angela Guess Brandon Butler recently wrote for Network World, “when data gets big, big problems can arise. That’s the message from Nate Silver, who works with data a lot. Silver is the founder of data-driven journalism site FiveThirtyEight...Show More Summary

Gartner Does Away With Its Hype Cycle for Big Data

by Angela Guess Simon Sharwood reports in The Register, “Analyst outfit Gartner has decided that Big Data hype is so last year and canned its hype cycle for Big Data. In new research titled ‘The Demise of Big Data, Its Lessons and the State of Things to Come’ the firm says ‘we did it to… The post Gartner Does Away With Its Hype Cycle for Big Data appeared first on DATAVERSITY.

The Algorithm Economy

by Angela Guess Peter Sondergaard of Gartner recently wrote in Forbes, “Big data is the oil of the 21st century. But for all of its value, data is inherently dumb. It doesn’t actually do anything unless you know how to use it. Oil is useless thick goop until it’s refined into fuel. Big data’s version… The post The Algorithm Economy appeared first on DATAVERSITY.

The greatest possible good: How big data is transforming global health

In the low-income world, chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and stroke—which receive less than 2 percent of global health aid—account for 64 percent of deaths. And around the world, road injuries kill more people than malaria or AIDS. These findings come from the “Global Burden of Disease” study, an ongoing collaboration of more than…

Searching big data faster

For more than a decade, gene sequencers have been improving more rapidly than the computers required to make sense of their outputs. Searching for DNA sequences in existing genomic databases can already take hours, and the problem is likely to get worse. Show More Summary

How we use our phones is changing in a big way, here’s the data that proves it

Yahoo shared statistics from its mobile analytics company Flurry today at its mobile developer conference in New York City. The numbers give us interesting insight into how the way we’re using our phones is changing rapidly, particularly surrounding content consumption online. Show More Summary

Qualitative Data More Important Than General Big Data

by Angela Guess Katherine Noyes recently wrote for ComputerWorld, “What's commonly referred to as big data -- all those vast ‘lakes’ of numerical measures captured by the enterprise resource planning (ERP), consumer relationship management...Show More Summary

Atlas Genius - A Perfect End

Sounds like: X Ambassadors, Big Data, Civil Twilight Song: Atlas Genius - A Perfect End What's so good? Atlas Genius’ new offering off their upcoming album Inanimate Objects is a blend of Big Data, X Ambassadors, and Civil Twilight. It...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Presents Big Data Dystopia

Dystopia is big – especially in the media entertainment business. Look at the cottage industry in movies, television programs and books about how miserable our future is going to be. What’s the biggest show on television this summer? It’s Fear the Walking Dead, which is probably holding the place for [...]

The Future Of Fast Food Is . . . Quinoa?

Eatsa wants to eliminate meat by using big data to hook the country on a delicious grain. And it's trying to do it with almost no employees. "Look at that flavor JAR!" Scott Drummond, the chief strategy officer and cofounder of Eatsa,...Show More Summary

Newswire: The Ashley Madison hackers are big AC/DC fans, apparently

According to a report in Billboard, the group calling itself The Impact Team, which recently exposed the personal data of users of the FarmersOnly of people who can’t keep it in their pants, Ashley Madison, apparently used AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” to inform the company that it had been hacked. Show More Summary

Ralph Lauren's biometric-sensing smart shirt hits retail Thursday

Ralph Lauren's big push into the world of wearable technology -- a smart shirt that collects a range of data, including the wearer's heart rate and number of calories burned -- is set to hit retail Thursday.

Here are the big tech companies where Ashley Madison is most popular

Thanks to the hackers that attacked infidelity dating site Ashley Madison and dumped a bunch of data online, the world has learned a lot about people who want to be unfaithful. There's a caveat of course. There's no way to tell how truthful the information is from the cheating website. Show More Summary

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