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The Iphone Slowdown Conspiracy Is Nonsense. Here’s Why:
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In a recent piece on the New York Times, Harvard’s Dr. Mullainathan talks about investigating claims of planned obsolescence in iPhone models – slowing down older models as updates appear. Looking at Google trends data, Laura Trucco, a Ph.D. student in Economics at Harvard, revealed that the worldwide searches for

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Dialogue Moves To Cloud-Based Business Intelligence With Birst
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Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI, today announced that Dialogue Group, a global application-to-person (A2P) messaging and mobile billing specialist, has implemented a cloud-based business intelligence platform to support its management decision-making and line of business teams. Birst is used to provide in-depth analytics across each team’s key business data sources, as

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Are Apple'S Recent Acquisitions A Sign Of The Company'S Lack Of Innovation?
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This June has been a busy month for Apple. While Apple’s acquisitions have historically been low-key affairs, this month has seen the tech giant make three significant announcements: Apple’s partnership with IBM and its acquisition of two streaming media startups, BookLamp and Swell. Last Friday, it was reported that Apple

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28% Of All Digital Investments Will Be Spent On Big Data Technologies
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According to a recent report released by Tata Consultancy Services, enterprises are recognising the importance of digital initiatives to their success. The study, titled “The Road to Reimagination: The State and High Stakes of Digital Initiatives” explores how Global 2000 companies are using five transformative technologies – Big Data and

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Google X Project Attempts To Understand The Human Body Through Data
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Google X has launched a new initiative called “Baseline Study” which aims to help clinicians and doctors better understand the human body. The project will map human genetic and molecular data from 175 volunteers, where Google’s algorithms will then process this data to identify “biomarkers” that could help with detecting

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New York Governor Announces $15 Million Big Data Fund
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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo last week announced a $55 million grant for a number of projects at the City University of New York (CUNY), of which $15 million of the fund will be focused on big data analytics and visualisation. The grant was awarded on the basis of

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Ico Releases New Guidlines On Data Privacy. Will It Make A Difference?
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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), UK’s data protection watchdog, today released a 50-page report warning businesses to not forget their obligation to keep data secure and private while taking advantage of their big data technologies. Steve Wood, the Head of Policy Delivery at the ICO, commented on the report saying,

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Poll: What Are The Biggest Problems Companies Face With Big Data?
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It’s becoming increasingly clear that possessing big data and extracting value from it are two entirely different things. In discussion with Dataconomy earlier this week, Alpine Data Labs’ CMO Bruno Aziza remarked: “It’s really hard to extract value out of big data today. I think if you look at market research,

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Qlik Introduces New Data Visualisation Discovery Tool For Free
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The explosion of data in recent years has resulted in huge demand for not only storage and processing solutions, but also techniques and tools to make sense of this data. The emergence of visualization tools – interactive dashboards, bar graphs, animations – to effectively analyse the information coming from inside

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Betting Big On Hadoop: Hp Invests $50 Million In Hortonworks
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Hewlett-Packard yesterday announced a $50 million investment in Hortonworks, a big data company that provides enterprise version of Apache Hadoop for big data analytics applications. The announcement comes only a few months after BlackRock and Passport Capital co-led an investment round of $100 million. The partnership will see HP and Hortonworks

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