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Toshiba And Johns Hopkins University Partner To Use Big Data In Healthcare Research
Big DataHealthcareNews

As varied as the utilities of Big Data maybe, new frontiers periodically open up to be explored; fitness, travel, marketing, retail and more recently, medical. Toshiba Group is working in tandem with the Johns Hopkins radiation oncology department to carry out research in treatment of head, neck and lung cancer.

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Mongohq Rebrands Itself As &Quot;Compose&Quot; And Adds Elasticsearch Support
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Database-as-a-service provider MongoHQ announced that it now offers ElasticSearch as a service through its platform. In recognition of its expansion beyond MongoDB to being a multi-DBaaS vendor, the company has officially changed its name to “Compose,” and its website can now be accessed at www.Compose.io. With this announcement, Compose now offers the first fully-managed platform

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Waterline Rolls Out Offering To Make Hadoop “Broadly Consumable” While Bagging $7M In First Ever Funding
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Big Data startup Waterline Data Science has emerged from stealth mode to scoop up $7 million in Series A round, and also announced the release of Waterline Data Inventory to enable “data self-service” on Hadoop, at the Strata + Hadoop World New York conference. Essentially, their new product allows users

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Language Processing Innovator Idibon Gets $5.5M To Widen Its Word Parsing Capabilities
Machine LearningNews

Natural language processing startup Idibon has secured $5.5 million in Series A funding. Idibon works on machine learning and natural language in order to understand language faster, accurately, and at a fraction of the cost of current technologies. Its language processing tools are adaptive to complex uses, for instance, “from

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Researchers In China Develop 99.8% Accurate Face Recognition System As Substitute To Online Payment Method
Data ScienceNews

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is developing a new a facial recognition payment system that will allow users to authorize online transactions with their faces. The system will be released by 2015 to both individual customers and retailers. Zhou Xi, the director of the CAS Chongqing Green Technology Research

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Uk Government Admits Need For Centralized Database To Govern Better
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In April this year, the UK cabinet data sharing policy team put forward a plan to amalgamate databases that different government departments — namely, local services, schools, emergency services, etc. — have control over. This proposal comes in light of the fact that the U.K. government is having a tough

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Mindshare And Crayon Data In Partnership To Gain Adaptive Marketing Edge
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Global Media and Marketing Services Company Mindshare and Singapore based Big Data Analytics firm Crayon Data have engaged in an exclusive partnership to fuel up Mindshare’s planning, insights, and consultancy offering. Chairman of Mindshare’s Products, Partnerships & Services council and chief client officer APAC, Sudipto Roy noted, “One of today’s

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Comscore Acquires Mdotlabs To Help Advertisers Identify Ad-Fraud
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comScore, a company that tracks and analyses the quality of Web traffic, yesterday announced the acquisition of MdotLabs, a startup that helps digital advertisers identify ad-fraud from non-human traffic. Although the terms of the deal were not disclosed, it is believed that the whole MdotLabs team, including the co-founders Timur

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With $106M In Latest Funding, Datastax To Urge Enterprise Adoption In Apache Cassandra
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Leading database management systems provider, Datastax has procured $106 million in Series E financing, facilitated by Goldman Sachs. The new round brings Datastax’s total investment to $190 million. The round was led by Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers (KPCB) with ClearBridge Investments, Cross Creek Advisors and Wasatch Funds, PremjiInvest and

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Rackspace Launch 5 Week Initiative To Fill The Data Science Gap
Data ScienceNews

Rackspace, one of the leading providers of hybrid clouds, yesterday announced the launch of a summer school programme to train PhD students in using big data technologies. The programme – dubbed Science to Data Science (S2DS) — will be organised in partnership with KPMG, Hortonworks, Royal Mail, and Importio, among

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