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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.

Google X Project Attempts To Understand The Human Body Through Data
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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 Governor Announces $15 Million Big Data Fund
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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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Glassdoor Uses The Power Of Data Science To Help The Unemployed Find Jobs
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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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Data Science Vs. The Tsetse Fly
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The Niayes region near Dakar in Senegal has a serious pest problem. The pest in question is the tsetse fly, known to spread sleeping sickness to humans and enfeebling diseases to cows (a crucial part of Niayes’ agricultural industry). Past methods to drive the flies out have included drenching vast

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Former Bit.ly Chief Scientist Hilary Mason Launches Research Consulting Lab
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In a blog post published yesterday, the renowned data scientist Hilary Mason announced the launch of a new startup called Fast Forward Labs. The project is aimed at people and companies that want up-to-date information on the latest data technology and help on how to implement them for their specific

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Vodafone’s Ambitious Attempt To Boost Data Services
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In an article recently published by the Wall Street Journal, it was revealed that Vodafone and Imperial College in London are working on a new initiative to improve data quality and allow for “bigger and faster traffic” for consumers. By placing small data centers near mobile cell towers – effectively

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Vivint And Cloudera: Fuelling The Smart Homes Of The Future
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Rarely a week goes by without us reporting on a new enterprise Hadoop use case, partnernship or integration. But this one’s particularly intriguing; Vivint have spoken about how their smart home services are being fuelled by Cloudera. The Internet of Things has certainly garnered alot of hype as term; Brandon

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Manzama Get $1.3 Million Funding To Help Companies Find The Data That Matters
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Manzama, an Oregon-based startup whose software helps law firms keep abreast of key information on the clients, has announced a $1.3 million funding round. The round was led by Gold Bench Capital, with Seven Peaks and Cascade Angels also participating. With the money, Manzama plan to expand their product into

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Kaplan Launch New Data Science Course In New York This September
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VentureBeat reported recently that Kaplan, a company that provides higher education and test preparation material, will be introducing its first data science bootcamp in New York City this September. The company will accept 10 to 20 students that will be trained over a period of 12 weeks by two data

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ConversationsData Science

We met with Adam Drake to hear his thoughts on Data Science and the qualities a Data Scientist should have. Adam is currently the Chief Data Scientist and Director of Engineering for Zanox, Europe’s largest affiliate network. He has been in technology roles for over 17 years in a variety

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