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Tesco, the third largest retailer in the world, has increased its efforts to capitalize on big data. Dunnhumby, the data science arm of Tesco, announced yesterday that it would be acquiring Sociomantic Labs. Sociomantic Labs, headed by ex-Googler Jason Kelly, is a global advertising technology firm. It reported revenues of

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Hitfox Group, the Berlin-based incubator, announced today that it would be investing $1.3million in the mobile user acquisition platform, Apploop, and acquiring the mobile targeting and analytics platform, Datamonk. The incubator’s activities show its ambition to drive further into the mobile and big data market. Launched less than three years

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Experfy, the Harvard-backed start-up, has introduced a new platform for data scientists to earn money. The company is launching a talent marketplace to match companies and their data science projects with people who have “strong quantitative skills…know data and statistics.” According to a Wikibon report, there is an estimated $2.28

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Yesterday, Yahoo announced a detailed plan to encrypt its users’ data across their various services. The announcement comes several months after Edward Snowden’s revelations on government surveillance of private citizens. The chief information security office at Yahoo, Alex Stamos, said yesterday, “Our goal is to encrypt our entire platform for

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Jaspersoft, the Intelligence Inside applications and business processes, and Talend, the global big data integration software leader, today announced the launch of Jaspersoft Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) Expanded Big Data Edition. Powered by Talend, the Jaspersoft ETL Expanded Big Data Edition rounds out Jaspersoft’s suite of access technologies for

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We met Cormac Walsh, the CEO and Founder of Avansera at CODE_n contest in CeBIT, Hannover. Cormac gave us a fascinating insight into how Avansera is disrupting consumer analytics for FMCG companies and retailers.  Who are you? My name is Cormac Walsh. I am the CEO and founder of Avansera.

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Data Collective, the venture capital fund that invests solely in building big data and data science companies, has announced a new $125M fund. This will be the companies third fund since its inception. The management at Data Collective bring a number of years of experience. Matt Ocko, one of the

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At the annual GPU Technology Conference this year, OmniSci was awarded a $100k prize for its high-speed GPU in memory database. Contestants were given four minutes pitch their idea and another four to answer questions from the panellists. Participants in the event came from all parts of the world, from

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Data Science 101

Coined only 6 years ago by D.J. Patil and Jeff Hammerbacher, the title “Data Scientist” has grown to prominence in recent times. Indeed, data scientists are some of most sought after people on the planet. Companies like Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Netflix have relied heavily on the expertise of data

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Website optimization is big business. Advertisers, website proprietors and media organisations alike are acutely aware of the factors that drive traffic. The emphasis, however, is not simply on bringing people to the website. Rather, it is crucial for these websites to make their pages as engaging as possible – that

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