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Vodafone, the second largest telecommunications company in the world, has revealed that government agencies have installed wires in their system that allow them to listen and track the calls of customers. The Guardian reported in the early hours of the morning that the telecom company, which operates in 29 countries,
In the Ted Talk below, Computer Scientist Jennifer Golbeck tells the story of how ones Facebook Likes show strong correlations to seemingly unrelated personal attributes – the often cited example is how Liking the page “Curly Fries” is a strong indicator of high IQ, or Liking “That Spider is More
Since 2003, New York has been using the “311” service to field non-emergency calls and questions. In a thriving and ever-developing hub such as New York, there have been alot of questions to answer- the Manhattan call centre receives 60,000 enquiries a day via phone, text, web and mobile app.
Concurrent, a company aiming to simplify data management on the Hadoop framework, has secured $10 million in funding. The round was lead by Bain Capital Ventures, with Rembrandt Ventures and True Ventures also participating. Concurrent founder Chris Wensel is the mastermind behind the Cascading framework that simplifies storing and processing
Hadoop vendor Cloudera recently announced that it has acquired Gazzang, a startup specialising in encryption for big data environments, for an undisclosed fee. The acquisition of Gazzang is Cloudera’s first significant purchase and will allow companies with stringent security regulations to use the big data processing platform. The news comes
Yesterday Datatorrent’s first product, DataTorrent RTS, became generally available. DataTorrent RTS is alleged to be the first platform on top of Hadoop capaple of processing more than 1 billion data events per second. Founders Phu Hoang and Amol Kekre noticed a gap in the market whilst they were both working
Hadoop is the leading database engine among companies today, and many have realised just what is possible through its ability to store and process enormous amounts of data. Below are two use cases of Hadoop that are preventing suicides among military veterans and helping farmers manage their production. 1) Combatting Suicide
IBM has announced the winners of their Watson Mobile Developer Challenge, a competition which invited developers to design apps using the cognitive processing abilities of IBM’s Supercomputer Watson. Teams from 18 industries and more than 43 countries submitted upwards of 400 business concepts for the challenge. This was narrowed down
Press Release: Tibco Software Inc. today announced that CRN Magazine has named Jaspersoft to the “Big Data 100” list in the “Big Data Business Analytics” category. The comprehensive list recognizes businesses that create innovative tools and technologies that help organizations manage, process, and analyze the rapidly increasing volume of information generated
Over the weekend, IBM opened their new SoftLayer data centre in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong centre is the first of 15 new centres to be unveiled, as part of IBM’s $1.2 billion investment to expand its cloud services on a global scale. “Our expansion into Hong Kong gives us