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Follow @DataconomyMedia In recent months, Chicago has received considerable attention due to its extensive use of technology and big data to improve public safety, transportation, energy and education. However, these efforts were just the beginning of the potential technological tools the city is looking to advance. The Chicago Tribune released

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Each year, 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from simply eating the food they’ve purchased. Of these 48 million people affected, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die simply from eating the wrong food. But Big Data might be able to alter these damning statistics. Food producers and transporters are now

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Follow @DataconomyMedia A report from The Chicago Council on Global Affairs was released this month aiming to tackle the question of how big data can be used in municipal and government decision-making. Using specific examples from the City of Chicago, the report suggests that as cities become more populated, officials will have to

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Big DataFinanceNews

Jim Smith, Executive VP and Head of the digital channels group at Wells Fargo, has been discussing recent innovations within the company. Among these innovations is the establishing of Big Data lab, which will augment customer experience, help to identify and prevent fraud, and garner insights about who’s using their

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The military and intelligence community in the US have been publicly discussing how they’re integrating Big Data analytics to increase situational awareness. But for the military using big data is not without its challenges; with oceans of data at their disposal, knowing with data is valuable and how best to

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A new study led by Duke University, has been looking into the ways we can use Big Data in the fight against species extinction. The wealth of information now available means conservationists and policy makers can more readily identify high-risk species, and implement change to save them before it’s too

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Big DataHealthcareNews

Researchers at the University of Leeds have pioneered a data mining system for individualising blood cancer treatment, which could revolutionise all cancer care. The blood cancer research was focused around non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which affects 10,000 people in the UK annually, making it the sixth most common cancer. The system, funded by the

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Big DataFinanceNews

Big data is allowing Western Union to be proactive in fight against fraudulent wire transfers. They are using massive databases of customer information to analyse the risk that particular transactions may be fraudulent. If they believe any given transaction is the result of a scam, they have the power to

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BI & AnalyticsBig DataInterviews

We met up with the team of Massive Analytic at CeBit in Hannover. Massive Analytic was awarded an innovation grant by the U.K. government in March 2013. Massive Analytic were also a part of top 12 tech U.K. companies last year. Tell us a little about yourself and what you’re doing in

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