Dan Gray
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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.

Grand River Ontario
Energy & EnvironmentNews

In Western Ontario, Canada researchers have (with the help of IBM Canada) set out to gather unprecedented amounts of data on the Grand River, specifically an 80 sq. km stretch near Waterloo, Ontario. That data is, in part, supplying information about the change in volume and quality of water, allowing predictions

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World Cup Analysis
News

The question of who is the greatest football player of all time has been a topic of public debate for decades. One of the main influencing factors of answering that question is ‘the reminiscence bump’ – a phenomenon that describes the way people connect most strongly to the cultural eras

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Military Drone
News

A recently released study is challenging America’s political narrative about the consent of the public toward the use of drones as instruments of modern warfare. Up to now, the picture drawn by opinion polls has suggested a very positive domestic opinion of drones, which has also influenced administrative decisions and policy-making regarding their

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Marketing & SalesNews

Twitter has recently implemented a loop count for it’s micro-movie platform Vine. This new feature, based on data collected since April 3 of this year, gives users the possibility to measure the popularity of their videos. Rather than relying solely on ‘likes’, or a view count which could be inflated by

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Google Flu Trends
HealthcareNews

In a recent speech, Google CEO Larry Page claimed that big data analysis such as Google Flu Trends would be able to save up to 100,000 lives each year. This promising outlook has now been put into question by a study conducted by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. John

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Uncategorized

The past few days 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. This is not the

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NewsTechnology & IT

In the past few months, Hadoop vendors Hortonworks and Cloudera have seen big funding rounds, with many commentators suggesting that MapR was falling behind. Today, however, it was announced that MapR has raised $110 million in combined equity and debt financing. The majority of the funding — $80 million –

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BI & AnalyticsInterviews

We caught up with Adam Bonnifield, co-founder at US-based Big Data Analytics startup Spinnakr to discuss his view on Web Analytics and his plans for Spinnakr . Adam, please tell us more about yourself and your company. I am Adam Bonnifield, the Co-Founder of Spinnakr. We are a new way

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BI & AnalyticsInterviewsTechnology & IT

We caught up with Luis Sperr, Head of Business Development & Consulting at Berlin-based Big Data startup Mapegy. Mapegy (from: mapping data for your strategy) is a Berlin based Big Data start-up that helps high-tech companies make more informed decisions with technology insights from global science, patents, press, web and

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BI & AnalyticsEnergy & EnvironmentInterviews

  We caught up with Sandra Kwak, Director of Marketing and Ecosystem Partnerships at US-based Big Data startup Autogrid, to talk about their company and products. AutoGrid uses the power of big-data analytics to handle the exponentially expanding wave of information being generated by smart meters, building management systems, voltage regulators,

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