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Linkedin Economic Graph Challenge Aims At Mining Public Ideas To Facilitate Economic Empowerment
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LinkedIn has rolled out its Economic Graph Challenge to catalyze “bold thinking by smart, passionate individuals” and bring about “economic empowerment.” Branching out from the development of the Economic Graph — a “digital mapping of the global economy” that primarily consists of information about professionals, job opportunities and all relevant data to

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Salesforce.com Launches Journey Builder To Accelerate The Transformation Of Marketing
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Cloud computing company, Salesforce has launched the next generation of its exhaustive customer journey management platform ‘Journey Builder’. The application has been empowering leading marketers such as Microsoft, Skymall and Sony-Playstation, to create, automate, optimize and personalize customer experience with real time interactions across various channels. “ExactTarget Marketing Cloud’s Journey

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Data Science Workshop In London, From Pivigo Recruitment And Kgmd
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In order to address the lack of skilled data scientists in Europe, Professional Services giant, KPMG and London based training and recruitment agency, Pivigo Recruitment have joined efforts to roll out their Data Science boot-camp, aptly titled, Science to Data Science (S2DS). The program is led by Pivigo’s Managing Director,

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Amazon'S Cloud Leadership Under Threat? Ibm And Microsoft Boast Impressive Figures
BI & AnalyticsNews

A recent report from Synergy Research Group showed some interesting figures around the companies leading the way for cloud infrastructure services. The report revealed that the giants of traditional software, IBM and Microsoft, were leading the way in terms of growth rate in cloud services – the former showing a

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Us Govt'S Healthcare Portal Breached With Schemes To Harm Other Govternment Owned Websites
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The US health care registration website, HealthCare.gov has been the latest victim of a cyberattack. The unidentified hackers infiltrated the insurance website in July this year and a malware was uploaded that remained undetected till August 25th. However, the Department of Health and Human Services has informed that no data

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Nih Releases $32M Strong Support Towards Development In Biomedical Fields Tapping Big Data
Big DataHealthcareNews

Announcing its first round of grants in the Big Data to Knowledge(BD2K) program, the National Institutes of Health on Thursday awarded approximately $32-million in grants to researchers developing new strategies to analyze biomedical big data sets. Over two dozen institutions were involved. “Data creation has become exponentially more rapid than

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Opentable Acquires Sales Analytics Startup Copilot
BI & AnalyticsNews

OpenTable, the company that helps customers reserve tables at restaurants, announced last week the acquisition of Copilot Labs, a startup founded in 2010 that helps restaurants monitor their performance compared to other restaurants in the area. Although the terms of the deal were not disclosed, it was revealed that the

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Google Issues Security Advisory Regarding Secure Communication Compromise With Ssl 3.0’S Poodle Bug
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Google revealed the details of a critical vulnerability in the design of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, version 3.0, dubbed POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption), earlier this week. Using this kink in the armour, a network attacker can calculate the plaintext of secure connections, writes Bodo Möller

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Week In Big Data- 1St September, 2014
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This week was brimming with futuristic announcements. Google entered the race to get autonomous flying drones production-ready, and online brain-to-brain communication occurred for the first time in human history. IBM Watson also branched out into fashion apps, if you’re into that sort of thing. Here are the rest of the

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