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As of last week, Twitter has selected six of over 1300 proposals to access their enormous archives for big data insights.  Of these six projects, three focus on health. HealthMaps, a project initiated by Boston’s Children’s Hospital, is looking to use the data to survey food borne gastrointestinal illnesses.  HealthMaps

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Professionals working in the tech sector – and especially those working with big data – have seen their salaries increase once again, this year by almost three percent, to $87,811 from $86,619 the year before.  According to employment researcher Dice Tech, 45% of individuals surveyed reported receiving a merit pay

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IDC Financial Insights released a report recently, “Best Practices: IDC Maturity Model Benchmark – Big Data and Analytics”, which aims to help financial institutions monitor their level of maturity in big data and analytics (BDA) against market and industry benchmarks. The report was created for institutions to use the IDC

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SAN FRANCISCO – April 22, 2014 – Jaspersoft, the Intelligence Inside applications and business processes, today announced that it has been recognized by Info-Tech Research Group, a leading provider of IT research and advice, as a “Champion” and the “Value Award” winner in the Mid-Market Business Intelligence industry. The February 2014

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Frrole, a Bangalore-based startup specialising in Twitter analytics has raised close to a quarter of a million dollars in a round of Angel funding.  Frrole is one of several Indian startups that are now starting to grow and expand globally, in this case aided by crowd-funding platform LetsVenture, aimed at

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Tech Mahindra Ltd, one of India’s biggest IT services companies, has purchased US-based FixStream Networks, a big data analytics startup.  FixStream Networks Inc, started only a year ago, already has large tech companies as its clients, including Cisco Systems, CenturyLink, and DirecTV.  The 75% stake in the company was purchase

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China is taking a great leap forward – this time in terms of data and data centres for cloud computing.  Data centres are the essential hardware infrastructure required for cloud computing, a service that allows powerful data processors to restructure and analyse the vast amounts of data, as well as

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On May 13-14th 2014, Best of Both, Berlin will be hosting an exclusive two-day event that connects large multinational corporations with entrepreneurs and startups from around the world. The aim of the event is to create a dynamic space for decision makers from the “old economy” – established multinational corporations

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It’s time we stopped programming and teaching computers, it’s high time they started learning themselves.  That is, at least, what big tech companies across the board are pushing for – and now a startup called Nervana Systems is bringing the dream one step closer to fulfilment.  Nervana Systems has just

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Facebook has its hands on a large large quantity of data:  beginning with your name and birthdate, your school, hometown, university, your friends and relationships, your likes in music, movies, and books – and now ending with your exact location anywhere you go.  A new feature aptly titled ‘Nearby Friends’

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