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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 space race began decades ago, but it has now reached unprecedented new levels that are scaled on a near-daily basis. Back then, it was nations getting into space. Now, that has transformed to what level of space nations can cross. With each nation’s every attempt (successful or otherwise) to cross

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We got in touch with Jeff Thorness, CEO and Founder of Forte Payments, through the FinDEVr Conference in San Francisco. As Founder of the company he bootstrapped the venture from inception in 1998 to a 115-people operation in 2014. Over time the company has become a leader in omni-channel payments

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Cray, the supercomputer manufacturing giant, has cracked a $128 million contract with the United Kingdom Met department in its largest ever deal outside of the US, significantly bolstering its presence in the global weather and climate community. Met Office Chief Executive Rob Varley noted, “It will lead to a step

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I was recently dared to register for an online dating account, and just to prove that I’m not actually an asexual library hermit whose love affairs will only ever be with Tolstoy and Tennyson, I did it. Unfortunately, my love affair with OkCupid was short-lived; I was about to exit

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Consulting and technology outfit Infosys have today announced they helped UCAS deliver academic results and university places to 400,000 British students back in August. For those unfamiliar with the British higher education system, UCAS is the platform solely responsible for notifying students whether they achieved a place at their University

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IBM has had a bad quarter, again. For the tenth straight quarter IBM has reported falling revenue, acknowledging, last monday, failure to meet a key profit goal. Shares slumped as much as 8.4% to $166.69, breaching $170 for the first time in three years. The drop pushed IBM’s market capitalization

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Data Science

This week has been a week of conferences in the realm of big data. Our news roster has been dominated this week by a whole host of announcements from the Strata + Hadoop world conference. Highlights include a raft of new integrations on Microsoft’s Azure platform, Waterline announcing the release of

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In the wake of President Obama’s May 2013 executive order on open data, the Obama administration has launched a string of Open Data Initiatives to make valuable data in areas such as health, energy, education, public safety, finance, and global development available to the public and federal authorities, Nick Sinai,

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Both the TIOBE Index and PYPL (PopularitY of Programming Language) Index for October 2014 are out and the ranking that has been making heads turn is Google’s Dart – for its apparent jump and not. Touted as the successor to JavaScript, Dart has moved up from last year’s 81 to

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Big Data as a Silver Bullet
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Data is the new black. Touted as a silver marketing bullet, data and scientific thinking will guide creativity in an evolving social and mobile universe. This is the rationale underlying the launch of OgilvyAmp, essentially an aggregation and rebranding of the data wonk’s buried among Ogilvy’s global offices. This is

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