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Big Data Human Genome
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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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Ibm Researchers Build Microchip The Size Of A Postage Stamp That Mimics Human Brain
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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
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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
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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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Poll: Will Analytics Change The Direction Of Sports?
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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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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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Analytics Blogger Tyler Dellow Hired By Edmonton Oilers: Stroke Of Genius Or Waste Of Time?
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Advanced analytics has been disrupting sports for a number of years, and now it’s extending its influence into Hockey. Earlier this week, Tyler Dellow, a blogger famous for his statistical analysis of hockey players and teams, was hired by the Edmonton Oilers to consult with hockey operations. The news of

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Will Microsoft Beat Amazon And Google To Build Data Centre In India?
Data ScienceNews

According to a recent article in The Economic Times, Microsoft is assessing the possibility of building its first data centre in India. If the software giants’ plans come to fruition, it will be the first data centre built by a multinational in the country. “We are considering a data centre in

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Enterprise Software Specialist Dev Ittycheria Becomes Mongodb Ceo
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MongoDB, the billion-dollar NoSQL database startup, yesterday announced the appointment of Dev Ittycheria as the new President and CEO, starting September 3. Ittycheria will replace Max Schireson, who has been CEO for 18 months and will now act as vice chairman. Following a short stint at Greylock Partners, Ittycheria was

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Big Data Analytics Startup Adatao Grabs $13 Million In Series A Round
BI & AnalyticsNewsStartups

Adatao, a startup in the big data analytics space, yesterday announced it has raised $13 million in series A funding led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Although the company has been developing its product for a few years, the new funding will go towards expanding the team, developing their

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