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Following a Reuters reveal on new year’s eve regarding the Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone manufacturer Huawei’s  smartphone sales going up a third to $11.8 billion in 2014, company chief, Ken Hu offered a public enunciation of the company’s growing revenue and portfolio. “In 2014, the ICT industry grew tremendously

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Keeping in line with UK’s recent policy to tap the growing influence of Big Data and Data Analytics, two reports that intend to define and provide further insight into Big Data and the Internet of Things in order to “propel the UK to future growth and help it stay ahead

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Hampton Creek, the San Francisco based, food technology company with pioneering data analysis research in utilizing plant protein as an egg substitute, has just picked up $90 million in a series C round of funding. Leading the round were Horizons Ventures and Khosla Ventures with participation from Marc Benioff, the Salesforce.com founder and

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The Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center has launched the National Data Science Bowl – a competition that will reward $175,000 to the best “big data” solution to catalogue millions of plankton images. An OSU release points out that Planktons are “the fundamental biological building blocks of the ocean

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The Malaysian ICT regulatory body, Multimedia Development Corporation’s (MDeC) Big Data Framework for Malaysia, has received the nod from the Prime Minister with recommendations already underway, reported MDeC earlier this week. Recently appointed MDeC chief executive officer Yasmin Mahmood has established that Prime Minister Najib Razak had granted his support

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Last week we saw Cisco reveal the Cisco Connected Analytics for the Internet of Everything portfolio – a comprehensive data and analytics strategy and solutions portfolio. Retailers and event organizers, two target customers of CISCO’s analytic services, will be able to glean valuable data from the rapidly expanding ecosystem of

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2014 has been a huge year in big data- and big data publishing. Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger and Kenneth Cukier re-published and added an extra chapter to their bestselling “Big Data”; Nate Silver graced the publishing world with his presence once more with the Best American Infographics of 2014. We’ve compiled a

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Comics. Generally associated closely with either teenagers or enthusiastic, loyal followers and collectors, but read across a large demographic. They’re across all ranges, too –banter, wistful nostalgia, life lessons through the eyes of a child and his tiger, political satire even. Though not always colourful or bright, the clean, simple,

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Travel startup innovator Hopper is mining Big Data to help users to find the cheapest available travel options from across the web. Enunciates Chief Data Scientist Patrick Surry, “Every time you check a price, it’s different, it changes day-to-day, and people have no idea whether they’re getting a good deal.

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To say that the big data market is thriving would be an understatement. The IDC predicted that the big data sector would be worth $16.1 billion by the close of the year, growing six times faster than the wider IT market. When you consider one single company, Micros, was bought

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