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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." ''


Stocks got slammed on Tuesday after some worse-than-expected economic data and corporate earnings reports weighed on the indexes as markets prepared for tomorrow's big Federal Reserve meeting and the release of Q4 GDP data on FridayShow More Summary

Microsoft unveils Trill, a .NET library for super-fast streaming analytics

Microsoft Research staff members have built an impressive new query-processing engine for performing big data analytics. Called Trill — a reference to “a trillion events per day” — the engine enables programmers to very quickly get results from queries on very large piles of data. And Trill comes in the form of a.NET library, […]

Countdown To Liftoff Steady In Face of Economic Data

After a huge miss in Durable Goods Orders and a so-so S&P/Case-Shiller Home Prices report this morning, there were big beats in Consumer Confidence and New Home Sales. After all the excitement, stocks have been getting hit hard (theShow More Summary

Microsoft Is 'Tripling Down' On One Of Satya Nadella's Big Bets (MSFT)

The first product Microsoft released after Satya Nadella took over as CEO was Power BI, which lets normal business people make sense of floods of data without requiring a tech specialist. He has since called it the "next giant leap" in business intelligence. Show More Summary

Cloud-Smart Apache BookKeeper Graduates to Top Level Project

One of the Achilles heels of administrators of Big Data and cloud computing deployments is that disk/server failure rates occur on up to 10 percent of systems annually. That failure rate calls for data replication strategies and use of services for replication. Show More Summary

Every Move You Make, They'll Be Watching You

Once the Supreme Court equated money with speech, we officially went up for sale to the highest bidders. That's how these Big Data companies get away with compiling our data and tracking our every move: Most states and civil liberties...Show More Summary

Human Resource and Accounting Colleagues Make Great Big Data Teams

It seems that while CFOs and chief human resource officers (CHROs) manage two of the most strategic enterprise resources — financial capital and human capital — CEOs focus their technology investments in other directions. According to the Harvard Business Review, this suggests that today’s CFOs and CHROs may want to join forces in the pursuit of big data agendas....

This Telling Figure Insinuates Big Pharma Could Be in Big Trouble

Could this truly terrifying data difference spell doom for Big Pharma in 2015?

Gigaom Research webinar: Big data application development: why it matters

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Big Data is still in its early stages of life; to get to the next stage, its integration with core enterprise technologies needs to get better. Chief among the enterprise environments…

AM Linkage: Reprieve for Uber, Lyft; Coyotes in the Park; SF's First Hipster

Photo via Josh Williams · DMV abruptly reverses stance on plates for Uber, Lyft drivers · DreamWorks to close Redwood City studio, opening up big space at Pacific Shores · More women drive for Uber than for taxis, data shows...

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