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In line with our coverage of predictive analytics and the world cup, we’ve been looking at interesting technologies that have been used to predict the winner of this years tournament. Everyone from Goldman Sachs to Stehpen Hawking has been involved — albeit relatively unsuccessfully — and it was revealed recently

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The Fifa World Cup saw some incredible records being broken this year: the largest margin of victory in any semi final (Germany 7-1 victory against Brazil); the highest goal scorer in all world cups combined (Miroslav Klose); and Germany official gaining the top spot for the most goals scored by

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The past few weeks have seen Facebook under fire over the announcement that it has been running secret “mood altering” experiments on members. In summary: their technology has allowed them to alter the content displayed to members in a way that elicits a measurable emotional response. While the revelations were

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This week we reported on more fall-out from the Facebook “mood manipulation” experiment revelation, some expert advice from Big Data legend Doug Laney, and continued our coverage of Big Data’s use in the World Cup: TOP DATACONOMY ARTICLES Understanding Big Data: Cross Infrastructure & Analytics In this edition, we’ll be

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In a letter sent to Microsoft employees yesterday, Satya Nadella declared that the company is shifting its focus from Steve Ballmer’s vision of “devices and services” to one that encompasses the “mobile first and cloud first world” we live in. “While today many people define mobile by devices, Microsoft defines it

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SAP announced yesterday two initiatives that will aim to use Big Data to help better understand the planet’s diversity and food safety. The announcement, which was made during the SAP Big Data for Industry Influencer Event, said that the initiatives would involve the use of SAP HANA to collect and

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Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ and the leader in personalized analytics and insights, today announced the immediate availability of BIRT iHub F-Type.™ The new software boosts open source BIRT developers’ productivity through free access to the features and power of the commercial BIRT iHub™ enterprise-grade deployment platform, with metered output

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Data Origami, a new startup focused on developing learning techniques, tools, libraries and common solutions that data scientists and analysts can use everyday through hands-on-keyboard videos, has recently launched its first series of screencasts. The aim of Origami’s project is to help users develop a more profound knowledge of data

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IBM announced yesterday that it would invest $3 billion over the next five years to develop processors and create the next generation of microchips. The tech giant said that the research focuses on making semiconductors more efficient for cloud computing and big data. The first aim of the initiative is

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EMC, a provider of IT storage hardware solutions, announced yesterday that it has acquired TwinStrata, an enterprise cloud storage company. Although the financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, the acquisition will see TwinStrata’s cloud technology, CloudArray, integrated with the company’s VMAX3 products and will provide customers with

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