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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.

Data ScienceNewsRetail & Consumer

U.S. department store Macy’s is fusing Apple’s iBeacon technology with Shopkick to identify shoppers’ locations and provide them with ads & vouchers on their smartphones or tablets, in a bid to boost sales. According to the Washington Post, Macy’s is deploying 4,000 sensors inside its 768 stores to make this

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Credit Karma, a Web-based consumer finance and technology startup, procured $75 million in an add-on growth round of funding. Participation came from existing investors Google Capital, Tiger Global, Ribbit Capital and Susquehanna Growth Equity, bringing the total to $193.5 million in equity investments so far. Eight months after raising $85

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On Monday, it was announced that Oracle will introduce two new data centers in Germany with colocation partners Interxion and Equinix. In the wake of recent Snowden disclosures of surveillance carried out by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK’s GCHQ, Oracle’s data centers come as a solution

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Data management specialists Peaxy have made their signature product, the Peaxy Hyperfiler generally available today. The general principle behind the Hyperfiler software is making massive amounts of unstructured data across complex data architectures immediately accessible and manageable. The Hyperfiler product was built with a particular industrial pain point in mind.

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I’m Alexandre Passant, and I’m co-founder of Music & Data Geeks. We’re a music-tech company based in Dogpatch Labs Dublin, Ireland. In particular, we’re building seevl, a music meta-data API to help music services make sense of their data, provide recommendations to their users, and more. I’ve been working in

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Tuesday saw visionary Ray Ozzie and his team launch a redux of the the classic ‘phone call’, in an app called Talko. Ray Ozzie is the founder of Lotus Notes and at one point had taken over as the chief software architect at Microsoft Corp. from founder Bill Gates. For

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Aylien is a natural-language processing startup that has rolled out its text and sentiment analysis add-on for Google Sheets, powered by the Aylien Text Analysis API. The company allows users to analyze their text from spreadsheets in Google Drive. “I tested out the add-on, and it’s both easy and useful,”

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Taking their cues from the LAPD, the Seattle Police Department’s latest crime data mining program, called SeaStat, will identify crime hotspots based on analysis of crime data and community reports of incidents. According to the department’s news release, there has been an up rise in crime in the Capitol Hill

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Data ScienceNewsStartups

Crowdfunded data enrichment platform CrowdFlower, scooped up $12.5 million in Series C financing earlier this week. The round was led by Canvas Venture Fund and saw participation from existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Trinity Ventures, bringing the total amount raised by the company to $28 million. Rebecca Lynn, the

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Regardless of the outcome of today’s Scottish Independence Referendum, today is a landmark event in Great British history. Within the next 24 hours, Scotland will vote to decide whether or not to dissolve their 307-year-old union with England. Opinion polls have suggested the vote is too close to call; different

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