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Other Interesting arXiv Papers (Week ending April 25, 2015)

The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server. Societal, Economic, Ethical, and Legal Challenges of the Digital Revolution: From Big Data to Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Manipulative Technologies

CenturyLinkVoice: How Big Data Is Giving Local Tourism Organizations A Big Boost

If you're planning a vacation, you probably got more than a little help from the Internet, whether it was searching for inspiration, buying tickets, reserving accommodations or researching attractions. According to a 2014 survey by PhoCusWright, consumers use an average of 6.5 sites and devices for online research before booking travel. [...]

Why exploring big data is hard

The talks from OpenVisConf 2015 went up, so I'm slowly making my way through. In this one Danyel Fisher from Microsoft Research talks about the challenges of working with data… Tags: big data, lunch talk

Verizon Revamps Data Plans Again – Brings Back 10GB $80 and 15GB $100 Options, Kills Others

Back in February, Verizon did a big re-shuffling of its More Everything data plans that included the introduction of a bunch of new tiers, $10 discounts on many, and slight increases on a few. This morning, they did another big shuffling...Show More Summary

TeradataVoice: Don't Go 'George Orwell's 1984' With Big Data

I’m not a fan of the word “governance” in the context of big data and the IT policies that “govern” how we it.  The term governance comes across as boring and maybe even a bit oppressive, not unlike how many people think of actual governments – especially the dystopian regimes [...]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 04.23.15

Big data and price discrimination: chill AJBlog: For What It’s Worth Published 2015-04-23 ESP Disks – origins of jazz beyond jazz AJBlog: Jazz Beyond Jazz Published 2015-04-23 Bernard Stollman’s ESP disks: Medici of ’60s beyond jazz AJBlog: Jazz Beyond Jazz Published 2015-04-23 Correspondence: Compatible Quotes – Coleman And Geller AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2015-04-23

The Big Data Revolution’s Third Phase

by Angela Guess Sumit Sadana recently wrote for Re/code, “Back in the pre-Internet era of the ’70s and ’80s, computer enthusiasts and researchers used “sneakernet” — loading information onto a portable storage device and walking it over, as a way to move large files. Show More Summary

Coming full circle with Bigtable and HBase

Subscribe to the O’Reilly Data Show to explore the opportunities and techniques driving big data and data science. At least once a year, I sit down with Michael Stack, engineer at Cloudera, to get an update on Apache HBase and …

Payday Lending's Contrasting Cultures of Wealth and Exploitation- and Big Data's Role

Payday loans and other abusive high-interest loans targeting the working poor are one of the scourges of our financial system. Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Board proposed new rules for the industry to help families avoid...Show More Summary

Hadoop gets an update with version 2.7.0 release

The Apache Software Foundation has announced the release of Apache Hadoop 2.7.0 via the Hortonworks blog. The latest version of everybody’s favorite Big Data crunching software comes with some “significant enhancements” to the Hadoop Distributed File System and YARN, among … Continue reading ?

Reducing big data using ideas from quantum theory

Analyzing the large volumes of data gathered by modern businesses and public services is problematic. Traditionally, relationships between the different parts of a network have been represented as simple links, regardless of how many ways they can actually interact, potentially loosing precious information. Show More Summary

Facebook: We Have 4 Billion Video Streams Daily — Earnings Call Recap

Facebook reported big gains in first-quarter revenue, but heavy spending on data centers and long-term initiatives kept a lid on profit. Follow along as we liveblog the earnings call.

SungardASVoice: The Big Data Initiative And What The White House Can Learn From Lewis And Clark

Can The White House learn from Lewis and Clark to move the big data initiative to the next level?

Big Data and the Industrial Internet: Improving Time to Insight and Action

by Charles Roe The Industrial Internet has a very different landscape than the mainstream, social web of the consumer Internet. The “typical” Internet used by billions across the globe is an amalgamation of communication lines, servers, modems, software platforms, and various types of information ingestion devices, such as PCs and smart phones. Show More Summary

Beware These 3 Big Data False Promises

by Angela Guess Bain & Company recently wrote in Forbes, “Big data solution providers make big promises. Just plug your data into our solution, they say, and we’ll deliver a stream of insights that allow you to improve marketing productivity, customer experience quality and service operations efficiency. Show More Summary

Healthcare Internet of Things To Reach $117B by 2020

The healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to reach $117 billion by 2020 with a CAGR of 15.1%, according to recent report by The report, Big Data in Internet of Things (IoT): Key Trends, Opportunities and Market Forecasts 2015 – 2020 forecasts that healthcare will be the highest segment for growth.  When Big Data and IoT are... Read More

Amazon Wants to Be Corporate America's Data Center

Amazon’s AWS division has grown over the past decade into a front-runner in the race to build a big business in cloud-computing services. But it will need to win over America’s businesses to live up to Amazon’s expectations.

Facebook’s Revenue Rises 42% but Falls Short of Forecasts — Recap

Facebook reported big gains in first-quarter revenue, but heavy spending on data centers and long-term initiatives kept a lid on profit. Follow along as we liveblog the earnings call.

Facebook's Spending Weighs on Profits

Facebook reported big gains in first-quarter revenue, but heavy spending on data centers and long-term initiatives kept a lid on profit.

Learn Key Computer Science Concepts with These Everyday Analogies

What’s the difference between computer science and programming? How do you explain Big Data to a non-technical person? Sometimes, everyday analogies are better than the technical explanations. This list has 40 key computer science concepts simply explained. Read more...

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