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Entering A New Era Of Technology: At&Amp;T Innovation Showcase
BI & AnalyticsNewsTechnology & ITUncategorized

Last Friday saw AT&T presenting new prototypes and discussing the future of technology at their Innovation Showcase in New York. Among the prototypes displayed were GPS sensors for luggage, software for streamlining equipment management in businesses and accessible data visualisation software than can be run from a laptop or tablet.

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Baidu Hires Google'S Lead &Quot;Brain&Quot;, Andrew Ng
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The Chinese search giant, Baidu, announced last week that it has hired the head of Google’s “deep learning” project, Andrew Ng. Ng will now assume the role of chief data scientist for Baidu’s new research initiative, taking the lead of labs in Beijing and Sunnyvale, California. “Andrew is the ideal

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Immerse Yourself In Microsoft'S Infinity Room
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There seems to be a recent trend for installations allowing the public to visualise and experience Big Data. Yesterday, we reported on the Chicago: A City of Big Data exhibit, full of interactive exhibits that allow users to see how they contribute to the massive amounts of information generated every

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Chicago: City Of Big Data
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‘Did you know data has become a 21st century design material?’ This is the question posed by the exhibition, Chicago: City of Big Data. Most people are by now familiar with this overused term, but few are considering the way architects, planners and engineers are using Big Data to remould

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5 Lessons From Amazon Ratings
BI & AnalyticsNewsRetail & Consumer

When it comes to marketing a product, Amazon ratings can make or break a business. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been talked in to (or out of) buying a product based on a passionate review or a high or low rating. Nithyanand Kota spent alot of time contemplating

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Posiq: Using Big Data To Disrupt The Restaurant Industry
BI & AnalyticsNewsRetail & Consumer

Posiq, a company that aims to help restaurants enhance customer relationship through big data, announced yesterday that it received $3.2 dollars in Series A investment. Thayer Ventures led the round, with additional participation from SVG Partners and select angel investors. “The restaurant industry is inundated with loyalty gimmicks, email or text

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Acxiom Shares Plummet By 21%, 2 Days After Liveramp Acquisition
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Acxiom announced on Wednesday that it had agreed to acquire ad-tech startup LiveRamp, a company that helps marketers use their offline CRM and transactional data on the web. The deal will cost $310 million and is expected to close mid-summer. When LiveRamp started in 2012, it had 116 clients. This

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Big Data Fighting Fires: Israel'S Matash System
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Big changes have occured in the Israeli firefighting system since the devastating fire in Carmel in 2010. Since the blaze, which killed 44 people and destroyed hundreds of buildings and millions of trees, the haphazard firefighting system (comprised of 24 distinct regions with little central control) has become more cohesive

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The Grammar Of Movement- Mit Present Video Recognition Programme
Data ScienceMachine LearningNews

Hamed Pirsiavash, a postdoctoral scholar from MIT, is developing a new activity-recognition algorithm to identify what’s happening in video files. Pirsiavash and his former thesis advisor, Deva Ramanan of the University of California at Irvine, will present the video recognition programme at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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Birst Introduces A Free Analytics Tool For Netsuite Customers
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Birst, the business intelligence and cloud analytics platform provider, announced yesterday that it would be offering a free analytics tool for NetSuite customers. The deal between the two companies is aimed at improving user experience in NetSuite and also increasing the standards inside “enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management

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