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Can Big Data Improve Medical Diagnoses?

A new startup called Enlitic is building software that analyzes x-rays, lab results, physicians' notes, and other data to improve medical diagnoses.

How Zynga uses Big Data to ensure new game success | #HPBigData2014

In gaming, analysis is critical and needs to take place in real-time. You would think the pressure of real-time analytics would cause stress for something as complex as video gaming, but that’s not the case with Zynga. At Hewlett-Packard, Co.’s … Continue reading ?

Twitter’s Big Data crunching ‘BotMaker’ muscles in on spam

If you’re an avid Twitter user, you might have noticed a significant drop in the amount of spam messages and tweets bugging you. That’s because Twitter’s introduced a new anti-spam system called BotMaker that’s helped it to achieve a 40 … Continue reading ?

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Closing some tabs here…. Tech Libby Clark in Cars should be open source hardware Privacy and all that Tim Walsh of SAP in LinkedIn: Big Data — The New Tobacco Steven Tweedie in Business Insider: Use This Trick To See A Map Of Everywhere Google Knows You’ve Been Scott Adams: Information is the Cure for […]

The New Rules of Sales and Service - my new book - releasing soon!

I’m so excited I might pee in my pants!! (Don’t worry, I’ll be careful not to.) My new book, The New Rules of Sales and Service: How to Use Agile Selling, Real-Time Customer Engagement, Big Data, Content, and Storytelling to...

Enterprise pros say cloud, Big Data prompting radical IT shifts

The convergence of cloud computing and Big Data analytics are generating some radical rethinking about the way IT infrastructure is deployed, judging from the comments of early adopters who were interviewed at Hewlett-Packard Co.’s HP Vertica Big Data Conference  last … Continue reading ?

Sprint's New Unlimited Plan Only Costs $60

It's quite the day for new phone plans—first T-Mobile offered up a year of free LTE for people who convince a friend to abandon one of the other big three carriers, and now Sprint has announced an unlimited talk, text, and data plan for just $60/month. Read more...

Prediction: First billion dollar Big Data company will be a practitioner | #HPBigData2014

With increasing attention on the business side of tech innovation, the world seems to be awaiting the rise of the first billion-dollar Big Data company. A recent $50 million dollar investment from Hewlett-Packard (HP) put Hortonworks a step forward in … Continue reading ?

Using Data in Your Small Businesses

Big data” and “mining big data” are terms that are appearing in business magazines and journals at lot these days. Yet small-business owners often are not sure if and how big data fits into their business. Nor do they know where to get it and how to analyze it, even if they would have it. […]

What a Ferrari and HP Vertica have in common (and not) | #HPBigData2014

The claim to fame behind Hewlett-Packard, Co.’s Vertica platform for Big Data management is high performance. More than once during SiliconANGLE’s live coverage of HP’s Big Data conference last week, Vertica was likened to a Ferrari supercar. But high-speed, high-performance … Continue reading ?

A Guide to Predictive Marketing

Summary: Data in marketing is nothing new. The face and application of data is only shifting to a new landscape -- the digital one. As we marketers bumble through Big Data, there are those companies and thought leaders who believe that...Show More Summary

How automation at scale can put HP ahead in Big Data services | #HPBigData2014

Being able to handle massive amounts of Big Data can help a company keep a step ahead of its competition, and Hewlett-Packard, Co. is hoping to provide the platform to help companies gain the lead. Real-time data in particular can … Continue reading ?

'Big Data' Is One Of The Biggest Buzzwords In Tech That No One Has Figured Out Yet

For years, big data has been one of the hottest buzzwords across all industries. Big data is the term used to describe the process of analyzing complex set of data sets to discover information that could help make better decisions or find certain patterns that were previously unknown. Show More Summary

Target earnings slump on Canada, data breach woes

Target Wednesday reported a big earnings drop and lowered its forecast as the slumping chain again felt the weight of poor sales in Canada, a huge customer data breach and heavy discounting. Target, which has 1,795 stores in the US and 130 in Canada, notched second-quarter earnings of $234 million, down nearly 62 percent from the year-ago period. Show More Summary

Canadian startup nets $1.1M for its bid to build analytics for the rest of us

Enterprises have largely caught on to the potential of  Big Data analytics,  but the complexity of digesting and interpreting data has left many small companies out of the loop. Toronto-based startup Vantage Analytics, Inc.  just raised $1.1 million in seed capital … Continue reading ?

Opinion: When not to use Big Data

The news that Facebook tried to manipulate users’ emotions by fiddling with the content of their news feeds and that dating website OKCupid intentionally matched incompatible people to see how they would interact with each other is unsettling, but at … Continue reading ?

The Modern Classroom: Students, Teachers and Data-Driven Education

The days of paper textbooks seem destined to become as distant a memory as cursive handwriting. In 2014, big data is reshaping the way students receive curriculum and learn, and the tools of the new and digital classroom are changing...Show More Summary

Does EMR Paves the Way for Big Data?

According to Kalorama Information, electronic medical records are the crucial component needed to make Big Data in healthcare a reality, and this a factor that will drive system sales.  As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the U.S. government dedicated $20.6 billion to electronic medical record (EMR) projects and penalties will start applying […]

FarmLink Raises $40M to Help Farmers Use Big Data for Better Yields

Startup aims to help farmers maximize farm productivity and avoid spending unnecessary efforts on soil that’s already spent.

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