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The Zen of Big Data: How the Details Help Marketers Promote the Big Idea

As wise marketers have always known, there’s no substitute for inspiration. It’s a human skill — the one that created the Marlboro Man and the Jolly Green Giant, “Just Do It,” “The Quicker Picker Upper,” and “Don’t Leave Home Without It.” But what even the “Mad Men” of yore struggled to better understand were their […]

Fitz and the Tantrums at The Space at Westbury

Fitz and the Tantrums The Space at Westbury Westbury, NY November 11, 2014 Following an impressive opening set by Alan Wilkis' electronic music project, Big Data (who played an excellent version of its chart topping hit "Dangerous" and a fantastic cover of Hall and Oates' "Private Eyes"), with an all...

Tech News: IBM and NVIDIA Will Power the World's Fastest Supercomputer

The supercomputer deal is the first piece of evidence that Intel has a real competitor on its hands for Big Data.

RUMOR - A look at how much data an amiibo can hold

Someone scanned an amiibo with their phone and got the following information... It seems that amiibo might have 540 bytes of data related to Smash Bros. Wii U, with 256 bytes of data for other games. In other words, not really a big amount of data at all! Link

Writing a XAML application for X11 with massive data binding and zero code

Currently none of the big Linux/Unix (X11) GUI application frameworks (GTK+, KDE) support XAML based application development. The Moonlight project (including XAML support) was abandoned on May 29, 2012. This article reviews a XAML based application utilizing massive data binding with zero code.

How big data and ‘Internet of Things’ is helping manufacturing sector

Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the world around us – from the medical care we receive to the way retailers market to us – but how is the manufacturing industry benefitting from it? Large manufacturers have been analyzing data to optimize production and processes for many years to drive performance. Continue reading ?

Which Data Scientists Earn The Most Money?

O' Reilly Media's new salary survey reveals how to earn big money as a data professional: Move to California, learn Spark, and be a man. O'Reilly Media just published its 2014 Data Science Salary survey, which also identifies the favorite tools of data professionals. Show More Summary

Ireland Asks EU To Support Microsoft In Legal Battle Involving Competing Jurisdictions

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Techdirt has been following the extremely important case where a US magistrate judge ruled that Microsoft had to comply with a warrant asking for data held on servers in Dublin. Clearly, if this stands, it will have big implications for cloud computing -- and a massive negative impact on US businesses trying to sell such services around the world. Show More Summary

Leading Digital Transformation

Digital technologies — from social media to mobile computing to big data to the internet of everything — are transforming businesses in every industry. Do you want to have conversations with your customers in ways that surveys and focus groups never could? Social media can make that happen. Show More Summary

Why The Hortonworks IPO Could Jeopardize Other Big Data Companies

We're finally going to get a Big Data IPO, with Hortonworks filing its S-1 this month. Yet I'm not hearing much cheering from the people who have the most to gain in the short term: venture capitalists. In fact, over the course of the...Show More Summary

Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish?

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Do you think the new coalition agreement addresses ag data privacy concerns?” Time will tell if the big data coalition will ease the minds of concerned growers when it comes to privacy and security issues. However, the majority of those polled feel that the agreement addresses these ag data issues. We for sure will... Read More

An Incredibly Detailed Geologic Map Of Giant Asteroid Vesta

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Appearing in the December issue of the journal Icarus, this beautiful geologic map of big ol' asteroid/minor-planet Vesta was created by a team led by planetary scientist David Williams, from data collected by NASA's Dawn spacecraft during its 15-month orbit of the oblong object between 2011 and 2012. Read more...

Will Uber's Latest Scandal Finally Make People Worry About Big Data?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For years, people have warned about corporations collecting your personal data. But no matter how much people insist that Google knows too much about you, we're willing to sacrifice privacy for convenience. Could the latest revelations about Uber finally get people angry enough to do something about rampant data collection? Read more...

Healthcare’s Big Data Opportunity

The hospitals where my grandchildren are born will be unrecognizable to what we know today – safer, cleaner and more efficient. And what is considered world class in 2014 will tomorrow be viewed with the same disdain we reserve for medical practice in the Dark Ages. Read More

Another Triple-Fat-Finger VIX Day Saves Stocks

Ugly data in Asia, Europe, and US PMI meant US equities opened gap-down... that was unacceptable to 'someone' and so the "most shorted" names were squeezed. However, after 10 minutes the ramp started to fade... and so the big boys 'fat-fingered' VIX and that rescued the dip. Show More Summary

Splunk Jumps 6% on FYQ3 Beat; Q4, ’16 Rev View Beats

Shares of Big Data and analytics software vendor Splunk (SPLK) are up $3.98, or 6%, at $68.92, after the company this afternoon reported fiscal Q3 revenue and earnings per share that topped analysts’ expectations, and also forecast revenue this quarter, and for next year, above consensus. Revenue in the three months ended in October rose 48%, year over [...]

STOCKS HIT ALL-TIME HIGHS: Here's What You Need To Know (DIA, SPY, QQQ, IWM, XHB, JNS, GMCR, GPRO, GS)

Stocks gained on Thursday with the tech-heavy Nasdaq pacing gains while the Dow and S&P 500 again made record highs after a rash of economic data this morning. The big market news, however, came late in the day as Janus Capital announced...Show More Summary

We Just Got Some More Data On Wall Street Bonus Season

Bonuses on Wall Street will rise by 4 percent from last year - not counting the impacts of recent legal penalties on some big banks, The Wall Street Journal reported. The report cited an Options Group study, which predicted the 4 percent...Show More Summary

Distant.ly Provides Predictive Travel Suggestions Via Traitfy API

Web developer Tom Rutka has released an app named Distant.ly that utilizes the Tratify personality API. Powered by Traitfy's big data and psychology, the mashup implements similar predictive methods used by Amazon or Netflix to determine a travel destination using behavioral clues. 

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