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Tech Mahindra Acquires Us-Based Fixedstream
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Tech Mahindra Ltd, one of India’s biggest IT services companies, has purchased US-based FixStream Networks, a big data analytics startup.  FixStream Networks Inc, started only a year ago, already has large tech companies as its clients, including Cisco Systems, CenturyLink, and DirecTV.  The 75% stake in the company was purchase

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China'S Move Toward Big Data
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China is taking a great leap forward – this time in terms of data and data centres for cloud computing.  Data centres are the essential hardware infrastructure required for cloud computing, a service that allows powerful data processors to restructure and analyse the vast amounts of data, as well as

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“Best Of Both: Meet The Next Game Changers”
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On May 13-14th 2014, Best of Both, Berlin will be hosting an exclusive two-day event that connects large multinational corporations with entrepreneurs and startups from around the world. The aim of the event is to create a dynamic space for decision makers from the “old economy” – established multinational corporations

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Deep Learning: Nervana Gets 600K Funding
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It’s time we stopped programming and teaching computers, it’s high time they started learning themselves.  That is, at least, what big tech companies across the board are pushing for – and now a startup called Nervana Systems is bringing the dream one step closer to fulfilment.  Nervana Systems has just

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Facebook Evolving Advertising
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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 Striding Towards Data Hub Status
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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 Future Of Job Applications: Big Data
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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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Big Data In Big Growth In Bangalore
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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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Microsoft Invests In New Data Center
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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 See Big Data Profits In India
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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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