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U.K. Home secretary, Theresa May announced an anti-terrorism legislation which requires internet providers to furnish all data to authorities. The bill will be published this week and fast-tracked through the Parliament such that the Law can be enforced before the general elections in May. Under the proposed law, Internet-service providers

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Data ScienceNews

Qubole, a self-service Platform for Big Data Analytics, announced a strategic relationship with Microsoft Azure in a step to make Big Data solutions more accessible to more people on more platforms. Big Data is an elastic workload and the ideal cloud use case. The Qubole Data Service is a great

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Data ScienceNews

It was announced at the Accenture and MIT Alliance in Business Analytics Innovation Consortium event, that research proposals are invited to discover advanced analytics solutions for the challenging problems faced by today’s global companies. In addition, Accenture and MIT are also providing seed funding for non-tenured professors to support their

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Internet of ThingsNews

OneFold announced the public beta of its platform BigData Warehouse for terabytes of semi-structured JSON and NoSQL data from mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) data sources. The company is founded by engineer entrepreneur Uday Sandhar, from Oracle, with 12+ years experience building and growing software products in small and

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Data ScienceNews

Google’s visionary Project Loon, introduced a year back with the objective of using balloons for connecting rural, remote, and underserved areas and for helping with communications after natural disasters announced a fresh update yesterday. They have developed autofill equipment that will be capable of filling large volumes of air into

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Finance

Weeks before the release of their paper, “Quantifying the semantics of search behavior before stock market moves”, Dataconomy met with Dr. Suzy Moat and Dr. Tobias Preis to discuss their research on predicting the stock market by analyzing Google and Wikipedia searches. The initial two studies — which asked the

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Machine LearningNews

Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO and Harvard alumnus; who announced a significant donation to the Computer Science Department at Harvard last week is advocating machine learning as the next era of computer science. Ballmer expressed his excitement about the ability of computer and IT to process huge amounts of data

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In a recent controversy Uber was slapped with “sexism and misogyny” accusations by Pando Daily’s Sarah Lacy. She stated in her article “I still can’t believe that an office of Uber a Company valued at $18 billion and held up as a bastion of modern entrepreneurship — posted an ad

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Big DataNews

Skillsoft has completed a series of live customer pilots as part of its goal to deliver an enhanced adaptive learning experience through big data. The efforts are powered by combining data from Skillsoft’s 19 million users across 60,000 learning assets with IBM Research’s big data and analytics capabilities. The results

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Data ScienceNews

Google and Stanford have combined the best of neural network models from two independent researches to create systems that can accurately describe images. Automatically describing the content of an image is a fundamental problem in AI that connects computer vision and natural language processing. Google in a recent paper presented

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