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Facebook has its hands on a large large quantity of data:  beginning with your name and birthdate, your school, hometown, university, your friends and relationships, your likes in music, movies, and books – and now ending with your exact location anywhere you go.  A new feature aptly titled ‘Nearby Friends’

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Malaysia is entering into the competition to be the next hub for big data, up against neighbouring countries like Singapore and South Korea.   The Philippines are training 200,000 students, while India is teaching a massive 500,000 students to use R, a big data statistical platform.  Where Singapore has invested S$180

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The traditional application process as it once stood is no longer, with massive amounts of resumes and cover letters from hopefuls inundate colleges and businesses.  With larger volume coming in, each transcript or carefully crafted applications gets less time – and, crucially, less time to stand out and distinguish itself

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The big data revolution is not localized, and now Bangalore is being swept up in the global trend.  According to experts, upwards of 35,000 jobs will be created in the analytics industry, with a good third of those in Bangalore. “Bangalore is the biggest recruiter in India for analytics, followed

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State and local officials in Iowa announced on Friday that Microsoft will begin constructing a new data center in Iowa. This will be Microsoft’s second data center in the region, bringing its total investment to nearly $2 billion, the largest in the state to date. “Records are made to be

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Mobileum, the telecommunication big data analytics company, is attempting to make an impact in the India telecoms market. Noticing the increase in investment by domestic telecom operators, the US-based company aims to capitalize on the lack of big data analytics within the industry. “India contributes about 5-7% of Mobileum’s overall

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Beckon, a startup that helps marketers track their spending using data analytics, announced on Thursday that they have raised $8 million in Series A funding. Beckon’s platform is designed to give marketers a single dashboard for viewing all of their marketing data – interaction metrics, lead-generation, brand equity – drawing

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Visualising big data can often be a handy tool for upper level management. In a matter of seconds, you can see flu trends, popular areas in a city, internet outages, web fraud, what is popular in your shop, and much more. Handling huge amounts of data is usually restricted to

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My colleagues and I have devised a mathematical model which can be used to predict films that become blockbusters or flops at the box office – up to a month before the movie is released. Our model is based on an analysis of the activity on Wikipedia pages about American

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The day has come where big data is part of environmental activism fighting deforestation. Powered by Google Earth Engine, Global Forest Watch was launched in February by the World Resources Institute to facilitate a global fight against deforestation.  Users can look back at trends starting in 2000 and with parts

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