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Google’s Project Loon Travels The World In 22 Days
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Google’s Project Loon, an initiative to provide the world’s most remote places WiFi through a hot air balloon, has just travelled around the globe in 22 days. The flight of the balloon exceeded Mountain View’s expectations on Thursday (the team believed it would take 33 days). The Google balloon, named

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Big Data Revolution: Infographic Of The Week
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How much data is there really? This infographic is great way to understand the magnitude and volume of data we produce. Source (Image Credit: Madeleine Skjelland Eriksen)  

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Big Data Techcon In Boston: Big Data Tools And Insights
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Melanie Mueller, Data Scientist from Harvard University, gives us an overview of her visit to Big Data TechCon conference in Boston. Melanie attended the conference from March 31 to April 2. Big Data practitioners converged on Boston to attend Big Data TechCon , a Big Data training conference organized by

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Pivotal Offers New Big Data Bundle
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Pivotal, the joint venture of EMC and VMware, is announcing a new license model for its customers. Pivotal Big Data Suite, a software based on annual subscription, will bundle Pivotal Greenplum Database, Pivotal GemFire, Pivotal SQLFire, Pivotal GemFire XD, Pivotal HAWQ, and Pivotal HD into products for their customers. Rather than

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Tesco’s Big Data Surge Continues
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Tesco, the third largest retailer in the world, has increased its efforts to capitalize on big data. Dunnhumby, the data science arm of Tesco, announced yesterday that it would be acquiring Sociomantic Labs. Sociomantic Labs, headed by ex-Googler Jason Kelly, is a global advertising technology firm. It reported revenues of

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Hitfox Group Continues To Expand
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Hitfox Group, the Berlin-based incubator, announced today that it would be investing $1.3million in the mobile user acquisition platform, Apploop, and acquiring the mobile targeting and analytics platform, Datamonk. The incubator’s activities show its ambition to drive further into the mobile and big data market. Launched less than three years

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Hadoop-Summit-2014-Amsterdam
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The Hadoop community gathered this week in Amsterdam at the Hadoop Summit, the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community in Europe. 800 participants ranging from Apache Hadoop enthusiasts, professionals, community members and ecosystem vendors met in the impressive venue Beurs van Berlage in central Amsterdam. The recurring theme of the

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Experfy, The Harvard-Backed Start-Up, Launches Platform For Freelance Data Scientists
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Experfy, the Harvard-backed start-up, has introduced a new platform for data scientists to earn money. The company is launching a talent marketplace to match companies and their data science projects with people who have “strong quantitative skills…know data and statistics.” According to a Wikibon report, there is an estimated $2.28

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Yahoo Strengthens Encryption Between Data Centers
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Yesterday, Yahoo announced a detailed plan to encrypt its users’ data across their various services. The announcement comes several months after Edward Snowden’s revelations on government surveillance of private citizens. The chief information security office at Yahoo, Alex Stamos, said yesterday, “Our goal is to encrypt our entire platform for

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Jaspersoft And Talend Extend Partnership
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Jaspersoft, the Intelligence Inside applications and business processes, and Talend, the global big data integration software leader, today announced the launch of Jaspersoft Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) Expanded Big Data Edition. Powered by Talend, the Jaspersoft ETL Expanded Big Data Edition rounds out Jaspersoft’s suite of access technologies for

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