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Dan Gray

Dan has worked in online media and marketing across a variety of industries, from data science to interactive entertainment, building online communities around technology interests and innovative startups.

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2014 Has been a massive year for Big Data, as it transitioned from an emerging and exciting technology to a somewhat overused buzzword for any application of data science. This was reflected earlier in the year by Gartner’s always insightful ‘hype cycle‘, where we saw the term drop off the ‘Peak of

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Data ScienceNewsTechnology & IT

EMC, the U.S. multinational corporation and the world’s largest provider of data storage systems, has released the EMC Global Data Protection Index and it turns out that worldwide, enterprises are losing as much as $1.7 trillion through data loss and unplanned downtime. “To create the maturity curve, IT decision makers

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Data ScienceNewsRetail & Consumer

Alibaba Group, the Chinese e-commerce company, released a report earlier this month on the 18th of December, charting the results of a task force with the police that has been trying to stop the sale of fake goods on the company’s Taobao platform, reports the Shanghai-based online media outlet the

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Keeping in line with UK’s recent policy to tap the growing influence of Big Data and Data Analytics, two reports that intend to define and provide further insight into Big Data and the Internet of Things in order to “propel the UK to future growth and help it stay ahead

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Retail & Consumer

Mark Cuban is an American businessman, investor, tech mogul, and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. He is also a “shark” investor on the hit television series Shark Tank, and creator of privacy focused messaging app ‘Cyber Dust’. After being falsely accused of insider trading by the SEC in 2008

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Big DataNewsRetail & Consumer

Hampton Creek, the San Francisco based, food technology company with pioneering data analysis research in utilizing plant protein as an egg substitute, has just picked up $90 million in a series C round of funding. Leading the round were Horizons Ventures and Khosla Ventures with participation from Marc Benioff, the Salesforce.com founder and

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MapR Technologies, Inc., the enterprise software provider that specialises in distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has come into an alliance with business analytics software innovator SAS, to combine powerful SAS analytics with production-ready Hadoop. MapR and SAS intend to carry out Hadoop integration, provide support of joint customers, and tap future

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Data ScienceMachine LearningNewsRetail & Consumer

Global private equity firm Warburg Pincus have committed $75 Million to the growth of predictive analytics industry leader Blue Yonder. The investment adds Warburg Pincus to the existing group of investors which includes OTTO Group and the founders. Blue Yonder has strong foundation in the European retail market, with customers including

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UK based charity, the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, has released its Foresight review of big data and announced a conditional grant offer of £10 million to support research by the upcoming Alan Turing Institute on engineering applications of big data, earlier this week on Monday. “Our report concludes that within the

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Data ScienceNewsTechnology & IT

Apple and IBM have together deployed the first in a series of a new class of made-for-business apps and supporting cloud services providing iPhone and iPad users in the enterprise with IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities. “What we’re delivering aims directly at the new quest of business—smart technologies that

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