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Twitter has released a tweet analysis of online activity during the penalty shootout of Brazil vs. Chile quarter final face-off. The last penalty kick sparked the highest rate Twitter activity in a single minute seen during the World Cup, with 388985 TPM. “However,” the Twitter blog post points out, “sometimes

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This week we reported on more fall-out from the Facebook “mood manipulation” experiment revelation, some expert advice from Big Data legend Doug Laney, and continued our coverage of Big Data’s use in the World Cup: TOP DATACONOMY ARTICLES Understanding Big Data: Cross Infrastructure & Analytics In this edition, we’ll be

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Big Data – Bigger Challenge The volume of net new data being created each year is growing exponentially — a trend that is set to continue for the foreseeable future. The higher the volumes of data get, the more complex data becomes, and the more challenging it gets to generate

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On the 16th and 17th of July, Berlin will once again be overun with pioneers from the creative and technological industries for Berlin Tech Open Air Festival 2014. TOA is Europe’s first interdisciplinary festival, attracted 2,500 guests and 150 speakers and acts to Germany’s capital. But the fun doesn’t start

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Over the past few years, music subscription services have seen incredible growth, with revenues up by 51 percent in 2013 and the $1 billion threshold crossed. In contrast to that, over a decade of stagnation has seen Europe’s overall record sales grow by just 4.3 percent. Undoubtedly, services like Spotify,

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The Dataconomy Newsletter is a weekly round-up of all of the major ‘Big Data’ happenings of the week. We include top articles, the most significant news stories, a featured interview with an industry leader, and the most interesting job posts – all straight to your inbox. Sign up with the

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Earlier this week we featured a guest post from Jamal Khawaja, in which he outlined four key rules for knowing when your company is ready to dive into Big Data. Which do you think is this most crucial consideration? [socialpoll id=”2209441″] Sign up to our Newsletter! Poll results will be

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This week we saw IBM take further steps into the culinary world, having already perfected their own BBQ sauce. Google Capital placed MapR on the frontline of Enterprise Hadoop, with Cloudera and Hortonworks, by leading a hefty funding round. Editors Furhaad Shah and Eileen McNulty each took a dive into

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The past few days have seen Facebook under fire over the announcement that it has been running secret “mood altering” experiments on members. In summary: Their technology has allowed them to alter the content displayed to members in a way that elicits a measurable emotional response. This is not the

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For almost as long as there’s been Hadoop, there’s been enterprise Hadoop. Hadoop was created in 2005 by Mike Cafarella and Doug Cutting, a former Yahoo employee. In 2009, former employees from Oracle, Google, Yahoo and Facebook established Cloudera, a company aimed at providing enterprise-ready Hadoop solutions to customers, as

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