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Big Data Human Genome
Data ScienceNews

British Prime Minister, David Cameron recently pledged a £300m government support for a big data human-genome mapping project in England. The four year project will see scientists decipher a 100,000 human genomes. Cameron disclosed a partnership between Genomics England, a Department of Health owned initiative and a San Diego based

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Massive Trove Of Google Services Login Data Leaked On Russian Forum
News

5 million gmail accounts stand compromised as a massive database of emails and passwords was published onto a Russian bitcoin security board, late Tuesday evening. The original ‘.txt’ file had a list of 4.93 million accounts, 60 percent of which had credible passwords, claimed ‘tvskit’, the forum user who was

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Ibm Researchers Build Microchip The Size Of A Postage Stamp That Mimics Human Brain
Data ScienceNews

Inspired by the brain’s structure, Scientists collaborating with IBM’s Brain-Inspired Computing group, have developed an efficient, scalable, and flexible Non–von Neumann architecture that leverages contemporary silicon technology and as a result a million computational units could be packed into a tiny patch of area.  It is being touted as a

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Facebook Buys Secure Server Tech Firm Privatecore - Looks To Bolster Encryption And Malware Prevention
News

Facebook has acquired cyber-security firm, PrivateCore, as a move towards reinforcing its bastions in order to ward off online data threats. It plans to implement PrivateCore technology into its server stack to fortify encryption and malware prevention. “I’ve seen how much people care about the security of data they entrust

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Digital Security Pioneer Gemalto Set To Buy Safenet For $890M To Increase Global Outreach And Earnings
News

Gemalto, a digital security services provider based in Netherlands, is set to buy the U.S.-based data protection specialist SafeNet for $890 million, it was announced last week. The acquisition will directly expand their customer base to some of the largest US companies boosting their earnings and reach. “The opportunity to

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1-2 October, 2014: Data Days 2014 Presents “Air. Water. Earth. Data.&Quot;
Events

On October 1st and 2nd, industry leaders from across the globe will descend onto Berlin to share their thoughts, ideas and opinions about the growing influence data is having in our world. The event, which is aptly described as “AIR. WATER. EARTH. DATA.”, will take place in the trendy nhow hotel, and will be hosted by

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Tableau'S Project Elastic To Catapult Popularity Among Consumers And Smaller Businesses
BI & AnalyticsNews

Tableau announced yesterday at its annual user conference that it is working on a new tablet-based product called Project Elastic. In a bid to increase its outreach from enterprises to small scale businesses and consumers, their latest product aims to ‘bridge that gap,’ reports Gigaom. As Gigaom describe, “[Elastic is]

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Poll: Will Analytics Change The Direction Of Sports?
Uncategorized

This week, we reported a news piece on how NHL teams are investing heavily in analytics. The Edmonton Oilers, for example, announced it is hiring a famous analytics blogger, Tyler Dellow, to consult with hockey operations. Furthermore, the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, and one unnamed NHL team all

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Microsoft Face Tagging
Machine LearningNewsTechnology & IT

Microsoft has sneaked in a new Windows 8.1 app that helps the user tag their own personal photos utilizing the photos tagged in their Facebook accounts. Dubbed AutoTag‘n Search My Photos, it learns and recognises the facial structure of friends, leveraging Facebook, and then tags photos in the Pictures Library

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Google Reveals Revolutionary Datawarehouse Mesa
Data ScienceNews

This week, Google released a research paper revealing a new data warehousing system – dubbed Mesa — relating to the tech giant’s core business: Internet advertising. As GigaOM describe, the new warehouse concept is “designed to handle needs relating to Google’s ad business (serving internal users, as well as a

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