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While the field of data science is not tied directly to Big Data, advances in one tends to produce advances in the other. Big Data increases our ability to harvest and process data, while data science allows us to dig into it for insights.

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The U.S. National Science Foundation last week announced support for two new supercomputing acquisitions for the open science community in addition to existing resources, coming online by 2016, that will enable a wide spectrum of emerging scientific frontiers and communities to harness advanced computing. In order to enable an ‘inclusive

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Two computer scientists have warned about the biased nature of Social media like Facebook and Twitter for social science researchers to glean trends from. Last Wednesday’s issue of Science had Juergen Pfeffer and McGill’s Derek of Carnegie Mellon write about how the plausible biased nature of the data troves generated

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Organised crime in Italy has now found a formidable opponent in the Spaghetti Op​en Data. Data activists – hackers, engineers and front end-developers – have come together under to structure existing data into a database that could prove an ominous foe for the Italian Mafia. It is quite evident through the

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William is a Data scientist at Quora, interested in data-driven decision making to improve both product and business. Always interested in learning new things and exploring the ubiquity of data in everyday life. 1. Design and interpret experiments to inform product decisions Observation: Advertisement variant A has a 5% higher

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This Thanksgiving, Facebook wanted to find out what its users are most ‘thankful’ about, So it carried out an analysis on anonymized, aggregate data by English speakers in the United States. Inspired by recent months’ trends where users have been challenging friends and family to share their cause for gratefulness,

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A new survey has revealed that there is a fast developing trend of cloud adoption by organisations.  Moreover, there is a fast developing trend of cloud adoption by organisations. The survey was carried out by the IBX data center and & colocation provider Equinix. Of the 659 global respondents surveyed, 77% disclosed plans of

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The European Parliament has just voted in favour of a proposal to “break up” Google. The proposal moves that Google separate search from all of its another avenues of revenue and business. The victory was decisive, as European legislators voted 458 to 173 in favour of the proposal. Upon first

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Two years ago, Wolfgang Gentzsch and Burak Yenier co-founded UberCloud, a cloud marketplace where engineers and scientists can discover, try and buy a range of cloud computing solutions. As well as improving the ease of access and the variety of options available to scientists and engineers, the platform also gives

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While taxi companies across Europe and elsewhere are battling app-centric rideshare and cab services, T Dispatch is looking to bring some semblance of balance to the situation. As VentureVillage highlights, it’s tough market for taxi companies who are yet to become “app savvy”.  “While Uber operates through a simple app, taxi companies receive calls

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WANdisco, a distributed and cloud computing service provider, witnessed a 13 per cent surge in trading on Wednesday – an aftermath of acquiring a contract with US based banking giant Capital One Financial Corp. WANdisco’s Big Data tech will assist the bank in monitoring transactions trends in real time, according

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