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Appdirect Receives $35 Million
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The cloud services and market management company, AppDirect, raised $35 million in Series C funding last week. Mithril Capital Management led the third round of funding and said the money will be used to ensure AppDirect continue to grow their marketplace for business apps, as well as the number of

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Apple Invests In Renewables
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Apple has recently purchased a hydroelectric power plant near one of its data centers in central Oregon.  The plant, located in Prineville, will primarily be used to power things like iCloud and will be used to support a number of data centres across the country. With the advent of Apple

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Google Uses Big Data To Track Offline Sales
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According to the Wall Street Journal, Google will be partnering with several big data firms – including Datalogix and Acxiom — to track the “offline” sales impact of Google AdWords ads. The Internet giant will match the cookies on users’ computers to in-store sales information — which will be provided

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Using Data To Reinvent Public Transit
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Bridj, a company focused on using data to reinvent public transit, will begin a trail of their services in May. Bridj uses a number of methods to analyse peoples data – from their Foursquare check-ins, tweets, ZIP code, Facebook updates, etc – to predict areas of “peak demand on any

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India Elections: The Power Of Predictive Analytics
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In 2012 the world witnessed the enormous impact of big data analytics in the political sphere. Psephologists and data scientists were busy analyzing, predicting and utilising the vast amount of data across various Internet platforms to not only predict the outcome of the presidential elections, but also to influence voters.

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Apigee Announces New Update To Insights
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Having acquired InsightsOne three months ago, Apigee is launching a new update to its Insights product. With the updated platform, businesses will be able to apply predicative analytics to understand their customers better and deliver individualized services through predictive apps. The updated version of Insights will allow companies in various

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Physicist Awarded Prize For Big Data Discoveries
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The British physicist, Professor Stuart Parkin, won the 2014 Millennium technology prize yesterday for his ground-breaking research in maximizing the storage capacity on digital devices.  The committee selected Parkin for his “”pioneering contribution to the science and application of spintronic materials, his work leading to a prodigious growth in the

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Sqrrl Collaborates With Macmillan Education
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Sqrrl, the company that develops secure NoSQL database software for Big Data applications, announced that it would be collaborating with Macmillan Education Australia to help them power a next generation education portal. Sqrrl Enterprise, the company’s NoSQL database, will allow Macmillan to secure and protect huge amounts of data that

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Mongodb 2.6 Released
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MongoDB announced the release of its open-source NoSQL database — Mongo 2.6 – yesterday. Mongo 2.6. will include new key features like aggregation enhancements, text search integration, query engine improvements, a new write operation protocol, and security enhancements. The release of 2.6 is catered to those attempting to extract analytics from

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Jaspersoft And Aws Disrupt Business Analytics
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San Francisco & London – April 8, 2014 – Jaspersoft, the Intelligence Inside applications and business processes, today announced the release of a Nucleus Research report validating how the utility-priced business analytics offered by Jaspersoft on Amazon Web Services (AWS) is disrupting the business analytics market. According to the report

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