By Ted Stamas: "Big Data" visualization pure-play Tableau Software's (DATA) "land and expand" business model has paid off in spades. It's a grassroots level strategy that often nets individual customers via free trials, then spreads across an organization's departments, divisions and geographies via word-of-mouth. Show More Summary
Federal authorities have beefed up their case against the 30-year-old founder of a San Francisco big data startup, who prosecutors accuse of scamming his friends out of money that he said would be invested in the company.
There are 72 reasons to attend Structure Data next week. We take a look at 3 of them, 3 people who are shifting the big data landscape. Forget forecasting trends; these guys are setting the trends.
Whether you're trying to sell cars, cola or causes, data is the hot topic these days. In the private sector, Big Data is transforming how businesses operate, enabling them to use social media and analytics to determine consumer interests and recommend products. Show More Summary
Something in all of us wants to believe that big tech companies, the ones we provide with reams of personal data everyday, are doing something noble with that information. That’s what made Google’s flu tracker, Flu Trends, so appealing. Here’s Google, taking time out of its busy day of selling our data for profit to apply those...
Open, feed, cut. Such is the humdrum life of a motor molecule that eats and excretes damaged proteins and turns them into harmless peptides for disposal. The why is obvious: Without these trash bins, the Escherichia coli bacteria they serve would die. Show More Summary
Terry Halvorsen, CIO of the Department of the Navy said this move, part of the government's continuing Cloud First push, could save big bucks
HOUSTON – (March 13, 2014) –Open, feed, cut. Such is the humdrum life of a motor molecule, the subject of new research at Rice University, that eats and excretes damaged proteins and turns them into harmless peptides for disposal. The why is obvious: Without these trash bins, the Escherichia coli bacteria they serve would die. Show More Summary
In the wake of some major data thefts in the past few months, the House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing last week on “Data Security: Examining Efforts to Protect Americans’ Financial Information” to find some answers. Show More Summary
My former MBHB colleague Richard Carden is hosting a live Webinar on March 25, 2014 on privacy issues involved with big data with consideration of both US and international data privacy issues. Free to participate, but you must register in advance. [Link] On March 20-21, the Florida Bar will be hosting its annual IP Symposium […]
The folks over at Rotten Tomatoes put their big data together, ranking the Most Anticipated movies of the summer by their users by adding up the percentiles of the “Want to see” votes. Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past … Continue reading ? The post Everyone Wants To See ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ appeared first on Latino-Review.com.
Analytics Engines — a Belfast-based company that has developed a suite of plug-in ‘software accelerators’ allowing for complex analytics and real-time processing of Big Data in finance, genomics, and utilities — has closed a $1.6m/£1m funding round. The investment will be used to speed up productisation and exploitation of IP, and expand the company’s global… Read More
Numbers and data can be critical tools in bringing complex issues into focus. The understanding of diseases, for example, benefits from algorithms that help monitor their spread. But without context, a number may be just a number, or even misleading. Show More Summary
Every minute on the internet there are more than 2,000,000 Google searches, 685,000 Facebook updates, 200 million sent emails and 48 hours worth of video uploaded to YouTube. Not in a day or a week, but in a minute. That is a ton of information to process and frankly most companies are struggling with what to do about it. read more
The search giant says it can figure out when people are going to get sick by digging through people's searches. But as much as we get excited about what data mining can do, can it really beat old-fashioned science? Google Flu Trends is a "big data" tool that anyone who has ever caught the sniffles can understand. Show More Summary
In Wikibon’s recent market forecast, we determined the current Big Data applications market stands at $1.7 billion. That sounds big, but the reality is that most of that revenue is derived from the sale of data visualization and business intelligence … Continue reading ?
A new study shows that using big data to predict the future isn't as easy as it looks—and that raises questions about how Internet companies gather and use information
Use Google Flu Trends as an example of how things go wrong.
Another study is reporting on the inaccuracy of Google Flu Trends project, which predicts seasonal flu rates based on search data. However, Google's algorithms don't constitute the "big data" approach to this issue, they're just one piece of a smart big data approach.