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Data Enrichment Startup Crowdflower Secures $12.5M In Series C Funding
Data ScienceNewsStartups

Crowdfunded data enrichment platform CrowdFlower, scooped up $12.5 million in Series C financing earlier this week. The round was led by Canvas Venture Fund and saw participation from existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Trinity Ventures, bringing the total amount raised by the company to $28 million. Rebecca Lynn, the

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Data Breach In The U.s. Continues As Latest Victim, Jimmy John’s, Confirms Card Info Theft
NewsRetail & Consumer

U.S. sandwich restaurant chain Jimmy John’s reported last week of a possible theft of its customers’ credit and debit card information at 216 of its stores and franchised locations. “The credit and debit card information at issue may include the card number and in some cases the cardholder’s name, verification

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C-Level Executives Reaping The Benefits Of Big Data, Accenture Study Finds
Big DataNews

The Management consultant and global tech services provider, Accenture released the outcome of a study on Big Data and its influence on enterprises earlier this week. The Accenture Analytics survey carried out globally, quizzed senior business and technology executives to find that enterprises that incorporate Big Data, report “overwhelming satisfaction

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Stratacloud Announces New Ceo And Grabs $2 Million In Funding
Data ScienceNews

Cloud management startup StrataCloud, a company that helps manage VMware-based data center environments, raised $2 million in seed funding to enhance its marketing strategies, also announcing the appointment of ex-HP alum Brian Cohen as its chief executive officer. The round was led by Hallett Capital, with participation from BLH Venture

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Thirty U.s. Tech Companies Breach Eu Privacy Guidelines
News

Privacy group, Center for Digital Democracy, has filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, naming thirty U.S. data brokers and data management firms as violators of the  EU Safe Harbor framework –  a set of standards for protecting the privacy of EU residents. “All of the companies, we

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The Week In Big Data- 22Nd September, 2014
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More funding rounds, announcements and big data articles this week — and it’s just as good as ever! The week started off with a pretty big announcement as Hazlecast picked up $11 Million in funding, spearheaded by Earlybird Venture Capital. The funding stories poured in throughout the week as we

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Yahoo Relaunches Online Store To Help Small Businesses Grow Better
News

Yahoo launched Yahoo Stores, the new redux ecommerce platform that is “completely reimagined, next-generation version” of the original with new additional features, and intends to help start, build and grow enterprises online. Yahoo Stores lets the user start accepting orders “in less than a couple of minutes”, instead of having

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Bringing Big Data To Non-Profits: Bayes Impact Launches New Programme In Partnership With Five Universities
Data ScienceNews

Bayes Impact, a non-profit organisation that helps students use big data for social good, is launching Bayes Impact University Programme at five universities this fall. As VentureBeat report, the programme is aimed at master’s students wanting to use their skills in computer science, statistics and data science to solve “real

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27-28 October, 2014- Chief Data Officer European Leadership Forum, London
Events

In recent years, there has been a significant rise in the appointments of Chief Data Officers (CDOs), in both the public and private sector. This is a result of data becoming  an increasingly important strategic asset to businesses and public authorities. It is the CDO’s duty to manage this enterprise-wide

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Ibm’s Watson Analytics In A Freemium Model, Fine Tuned To Make Cognitive Computing Accessible To The Masses
BI & AnalyticsNews

In a major announcement this week, IBM has released Watson Analytics, a service that will give businesses — both large and small — access to natural language tools and predictive algorithms on a freemium pricing model. It will be a cloud-based service designed to run on desktop and mobile devices. Calling it

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