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Michael Tambe is a Manager at LinkedIn, covering Business Operations and Analytics. He is a Data Driven Intrepreneur who uses Big Data, rigorous analyses, and human narrative to identify new business opportunities. In his work he prides himself on three key things: Business Analytics, Operational Depth and End-to-end ownership. Before LinkedIn, Michael was

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RJMetrics posted an article earlier this month on their blog revealing some interesting data that has emerged from Pinterest over the past 4 four years. RJMetrics analysed a dataset of 50,000 Pinterest users and their activities to understand user engagement, what users are viewing, and what this data would mean

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Big data landscape v 3.0 – Matt Turck (FirstMark) from Matt Turck (Image credit: Kevin Dooley)

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Click the image to open the interactive version (via Penny Stocks Lab). From the 700 seconds (approx. 11 minutes) we were on the website, these are the statistics that were generated: Data produced across the internet: 18036626 GB Twitter: 7667 accounts created, 3972900 Tweets Google: 3211776 searches, $1116594 Ad Revenue

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IBM announced earlier today that it has patented a technique that helps online and cloud-based businesses detect and eliminate fraud. Through analysing the browsing behaviour of customers, the technology can verify whether the customer is actually who they say they are. How does it work, you might be wondering? When

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According to a new report by Allied Market Research, the global market for Hadoop along with related hardware, software and services is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 58.2 percent between 2013 and 2020. In 2013, the global Hadoop market accounted for approximately $2 billion in

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IBM announced earlier this week that it would be partnering with 28 new business schools and universities across the world to fill the 4.4 million jobs that will be created to support big data by 2015. In preparation for the upcoming Fall 2014 semester, IBM will help universities expand and

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Gabriel Lowy is the Founder of Tech-Tonics Advisors, a leading consultancy providing strategic messaging and market research services to technology companies of all sizes. He has received multiple awards as a technology analyst over the past 16 years, while published over 1,000 articles, market studies, forecasts, and competitor analyses on

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Jeff Winsper is the founder and president of BlackInk. He has been dedicated to the advertising and marketing community for over twenty years. With a breadth of strategic marketing and business expertise, Jeff has helped a variety of companies throughout their life cycle, ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500.

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Readers of our site are now well aware of big data’s implications on everything from political elections to forecasting movie success. Nevertheless, we’ve also discussed the limitations of big data – the more “human” capacities such as the nuanced reading of texts that a computer may never adequately understand or model in a

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