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IBM announced yesterday that it has embarked on a major collaboration with China’s educations system to focus on addressing the burgeoning Big Data & Analytics (BD&A) skills opportunity in the country. The initiative, named IBM U-100, will see the tech giant donate a range of BD&A software worth $100 million

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Cloud-based mapping service CartoDB has released a new beta version of their open-source tool Odyssey.js. With a grant $35,000 grant from the Knight Prototype Fund, the company wants to continue to enrich the experience of telling stories with maps and making this process easy for programmers and non-programmers alike. In

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Over the past few years, music subscription services have seen incredible growth, with revenues up by 51 percent in 2013 and the $1 billion threshold crossed. In contrast to that, over a decade of stagnation has seen Europe’s overall record sales grow by just 4.3 percent. Undoubtedly, services like Spotify,

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Opendoor, a home-buying startup headed by Keith Rabois, announced yesterday that it has raised $9.95 million from a series of high profile investors. Although Kholsa Ventures led the round, TechCrunch provided an impressive list of of all those involved: Paypal co-founder Max Levchin, Former YouTube and Facebook CFO Gideon Yu,

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In a recent Forrester Consulting report, it was revealed that more than three quarters of Australian organisations are planning to increase their investments in datacentre’s over the next 12 months, with big data being cited as the main reason. The report, which was commissioned by Digital Realty Trust, found that

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After a four-month investigation by the Washington Post, it was revealed on Saturday that only 10 percent of data intercepted by the National Security Agency was linked to the intended targets. The rest of the 90 percent, consisted of both ordinary American and non-American Internet users who had their conversations

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Last week, IBM made the headlines on a number of occasions: firstly for teaming with Bon Appetite to build a cooking app, then for being awarded top place in Gartner’s security solutions ranking, and finally for developing a “first-of-a-kind” system that can predict the sources of contaminated foods. This week,

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Earlier this week we featured a guest post from Jamal Khawaja, in which he outlined four key rules for knowing when your company is ready to dive into Big Data. Which do you think is this most crucial consideration? [socialpoll id=”2209441″] Sign up to our Newsletter! Poll results will be

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