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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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This week saw the publishing of the first major report in the size and breadth of London’s theatre scene. The aim of the report is to provide policymakers with a complete picture of the theatre landscape in Britain’s capital, and some of the headline stats are pretty impressive. The total

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Rackspace, one of the leading providers of hybrid clouds, yesterday announced the launch of a summer school programme to train PhD students in using big data technologies. The programme – dubbed Science to Data Science (S2DS) — will be organised in partnership with KPMG, Hortonworks, Royal Mail, and Importio, among

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Palantir, a big data company whose clientele includes the US Army and several government agencies, has been busy this week. They’ve announced the purchase of two startups, Poptip and Propeller. Palantir’s exact motivations for these acquisitions remain nebulous. Tuesday saw the announcement of the Poptip acquisition. Poptip is a social

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Press Release: Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the launch of the Red Hat ARM Partner Early Access Program to enhance partner collaboration and facilitate partner-initiated system designs based on the 64-bit capable ARMv8-A architecture that include Red Hat software. The program will

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Open data is becoming an increasingly powerful tool; especially when it has cloud resources and analytics tools from industry leaders to back it up. Recent years have seen complex datasets on social media emotion expression, genomics, and even human history in its entirety released to the public. In light of

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In a recent piece on the New York Times, Harvard’s Dr. Mullainathan talks about investigating claims of planned obsolescence in iPhone models – slowing down older models as updates appear. Looking at Google trends data, Laura Trucco, a Ph.D. student in Economics at Harvard, revealed that the worldwide searches for

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In Taiwan, the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and Fujitsu have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, that will see the two organisations building a cloud-based analytics platform and nurture talent in computational sciences. The MOU was signed by NCKU’s President, Dr. Hwung-Hweng Hwung and CEO of Futjitsu Taiwan Ikegami Ichirou,

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Google X has launched a new initiative called “Baseline Study” which aims to help clinicians and doctors better understand the human body. The project will map human genetic and molecular data from 175 volunteers, where Google’s algorithms will then process this data to identify “biomarkers” that could help with detecting

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo last week announced a $55 million grant for a number of projects at the City University of New York (CUNY), of which $15 million of the fund will be focused on big data analytics and visualisation. The grant was awarded on the basis of

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The popular jobs portal and review site, Glassdoor, announced on Tuesday a new tool to help the 9.5 million long-term unemployed Americans look for jobs. The free visualisation search tool – named Job Explorer — will help American’s find the best jobs according to their preferences — city, county and

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