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Data Science

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.

Meta Get $23M Boost To Develop Augmented Reality Headset
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MagicLeap beguiled and amused us all last week with their inventive patents for their augmented reality headset. But they’re far from the only players in the Augmented Reality game, as Meta have proven this week. They just scooped up $23 million to power the development of their device. They intend

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Google &Amp; Biogen Team To Use Wearable Sensors To Study Multiple Sclerosis Progression Through Sensors And Data Analysis
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Biogen Idec, the biotechnology company specializing in treatments of of neurodegenerative, hematologic and autoimmune diseases has formed an alliance with Google’s stealthy advanced research arm Google X in order to study the ‘environmental and biological contributors’ to the spread of multiple sclerosis. The collaboration intends to tap latest tech utilizing

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Netflix Is Revamping Their Data Architecture To Handle Streaming Movies To Millions
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Netflix’s growth over the last seven years has led to the provider of on-demand Internet streaming media, utilize ‘robust and scalable architecture’ in order to manage and process user viewing data. Following an announcement earlier this week that they’re open sourcing their data-analysis-on-Hadoop tools, Netflix have now revealed the need for

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So You Want To Build A Data Science Team?
Data Science

Rodrigo is the Marketing Technology Lead at Rocket Internet, and a Mexican German tech entrepreneur and founder of Emplido, an analytics recruiting company acquired by Experteer Inc. In Asia and Europe, he has built and led data science teams for Internet companies in the areas of product management, advertisement technology,

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Researchers May Have Cracked A Fact-Checking Algorithm To Control Misinformation Online
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A research paper published by a team of computer scientists based at Indiana University and Portugal’s Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia have shed light on the possibility of “Computational fact checking from knowledge networks” to tackle issue of checking the growing volumes of data that is trafficked online. The paper explains

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Twitter'S Postcode Targeting Could Prove Key In The Uk General Election
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Political parties contesting for the upcoming elections in UK can now up their game with Twitter’s latest geo-targeted advertising. Postcard targeting allows for campaign targeting on a much more granular level. The geo-targeting will provide advertisers (or campaigning political parties) accessibility to specific regions, metropolitan areas and postcodes. With this

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Is Facial Analysis Really The Best Form Of Sports Analytics For The Nba Draft?
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Advanced data analytics has been used across the whole sporting spectrum to improve scouting, coaching and fan engagement. Baseball, football, and even ice hockey teams have got in on the act. The NBA themselves are no strangers to data analytics– but the latest tech in basketball talent scouting is a bit

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How Sensors Will Shape Big Data And The Changing Economy
Data Science

As we enter 2015, the long hyped Internet of Things is starting to take shape. We’re starting to see intelligent devices, wearables, and connected items that aim to make our lives easier. The name however – the Internet of Things – slightly obscures the underlying nature of this new system.

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Tamr Bags Industry Veteran James Markarian As Advisor
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Tamr, the MIT CSAIL spin-off startup that deals in Big Data, has snapped up the former executive VP and CTO at Informatica Corporation James Markarian to act as an advisor. Tamr co-founder and CEO Andy Palmer lauded the industry veteran: “He’s been a visionary leader in data technologies on the

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Latest Company To Tap Into Beacon &Amp; Mobile App Technology Is The Cleveland Museum Of Art
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The Big Data Analytics sprawl has permeated into the arts. This month, we reported on how beacon technology was being used to overhaul the library experience. Now, The Cleveland Museum of Art are similarly turning to mobile apps and iBeacons to create a more interactive customer experience, and gather vital information on

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