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After both of Barack Obama’s successful presidential campaign runs in the United States, analysts pointed to his innovative use of social media, harnessing the burgeoning new means of communication becoming available to ultimately help him secure his seat in the oval office.  Now, politicians are trying to woo Indians –

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In what is now the company’s fourth acquisition in the data space, Twitter has purchased Gnip, a company with access to the vast amount of data that Twitter has and resells it to other companies to use.  Even though advertising accounts for 90% of Twitter revenue, data licensing revenues have

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To deal with the shortage of data scientists, a new “hacker bootcamp” is being offered for data scientists in New York this summer. “The Data Incubator” will run for six weeks during the summer; it is designed to bring together the brightest engineers and scientists and move them into data

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Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, spoke at the company’s “Insights Await” event in San Francisco to talk about bringing big data tools to people who are not data scientists. “We want to take an architectural approach that brings together Excel on one end and SQL Server and Hadoop on

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Watching TV is no longer an experience to itself;  currently it is estimated that as many as 86% of viewers are second screeners, meaning they are simultaneously on their phones, laptops, or tablets.   From texting family and friends, to perusing Facebook, Twitter, and the news, and looking up content

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A novel service from Swan Island Networks crunches through and filters, then combines and aggregates information from a broad variety of big data sources to produce targeted alerts for cities.  First rolled out in 2004, the technology is currently in use by over 250 commercial customers to connect different agencies and

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IBM has announced that it will be releasing a new software-defined storage platform for the cloud. The product, called SmartCloud Virtual Storage Centre (VSC), wiil “help clients transition from traditional to agile, cloud-ready, software-defined storage environment with no ‘rip and replace’” according to the company. The way the company plans

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Masdar Institute of Science and Technology’s project for the Telecom Italia Big Data and Trentino Open Data Challenge 2014 has been listed as one of the ten finalists.   Their submission, entitled “Misery Loves Company: Twitter Sentiment Reveals Assortative Mixing of Aggregate Happiness in Urban Communication Networks”, focused on looking at the

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Last week, CropiIn Technology Solutions, an Agriculture technology provider, raised funding from Invested Development. It is said that the money invested in the company will be used to improve its technology, hire more talent and explore opportunities in new markets like Kenya, Mexico, Indonesia and the Philippines. Although CropIn did

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A recent article highlighted how big data is being used in political campaigns in America. Instead of campaigning in neighbourhoods with homogenous content, every approach at a door, every letter and TV commercial can be tailored to fit the voter being targeted – all based on an app that provides publicly available

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