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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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Defensive shifting, in baseball, started as a trend several years ago and is rapidly becoming core strategy with major league baseball teams with the advent of complex predictive technology. The player positions in baseball has always been such that first-baseman stands at first base, the left-fielder positions himself in left

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For those of you uninitiated with The Ice Bucket Challenge, the basic premise is as follows: a person has a bucket of ice water tipped over their head. They then nominate two friends to also tip a bucket of ice water over their head, and said friends have 24 hours

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We’re on the verge of a wearable technology revolution. Although the reception of Google Glass left a lot to be desired, hoards of companies are looking into integrating smart technology into their products- from smart watches and wristbands to home furnishings which can interact with each other. VisionGain already values

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Online learning management system Desire2Learn Inc. recently scored $85 million in its second round of funding. With the new funding, Desire2Learn intends to expand international outreach and invest in the development of its cloud-based learning software. “Unlike advertising and e-commerce, education is an industry that has just begun to use

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This week, guest contributor Sean Farrington delved into the world of professional data scientists and chief data officers, looking to determine whether such roles were fact or fad. He ultimately concluded that data scientists and chief data officers are potentially very valuable to enterprises, but their value is limited if

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The idea to provide the latest in any format of news, also known as ‘horserace journalism’ is probably as old as the trade itself. With the advent of news online, the margin of release of news has only grown smaller – right down to the milliseconds. “Not only are reporters

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Cloud management startup StrataCloud, a company that helps manage VMware-based data center environments, raised $2 million in seed funding to enhance its marketing strategies, also announcing the appointment of ex-HP alum Brian Cohen as its chief executive officer. The round was led by Hallett Capital, with participation from BLH Venture

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Bayes Impact, a non-profit organisation that helps students use big data for social good, is launching Bayes Impact University Programme at five universities this fall. As VentureBeat report, the programme is aimed at master’s students wanting to use their skills in computer science, statistics and data science to solve “real

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The amount of money spent on US election campaigns continues to rise and rise. Obama spent a staggering $1 billion on his re-election effort in 2012. But it wasn’t just an impressively large budget which kept him in the White House; it was a sophisticated use of data and technology

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Parkinson’s is neurodegenerative brain disease that affects almost 5 million people worldwide, and is second only to Alzheimer’s in global prevalence. Researchers have studied the causes, analysed the symptoms and have refined advanced genomics and proteomics techniques to create increasingly sophisticated cellular profiles of Parkinson’s disease pathology — all to

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