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Hilary Mason is something of a pioneer among data scientists and Big Data enthusiasts. And when she talks about Big Data one would do good to listen. Mason spoke to Wall Street Journal earlier this week, making her doubts clear regarding Big Data. “What predictive algorithms are actually really good

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In a move which could have students across the world weeping with joy, LinkedIn have mined their data pool to offer unprecedented insights into the world of internships. In a recent post on their blog, the LinkedIn team published research detailing which industries were more likely to provide internship opportunities,

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Amongst the memes, trolling, and procrastination aids in every form imaginable, community platforms such as Reddit offer a fascinating insight into the behaviour of online communities- if the data gets put in the right hands. This is the thinking behind a new partnership between Reddit, Imgur and Twitch, who are

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Defensive shifting, in baseball, started as a trend several years ago and is rapidly becoming core strategy with major league baseball teams with the advent of complex predictive technology. The player positions in baseball has always been such that first-baseman stands at first base, the left-fielder positions himself in left

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Online learning management system Desire2Learn Inc. recently scored $85 million in its second round of funding. With the new funding, Desire2Learn intends to expand international outreach and invest in the development of its cloud-based learning software. “Unlike advertising and e-commerce, education is an industry that has just begun to use

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Cloud management startup StrataCloud, a company that helps manage VMware-based data center environments, raised $2 million in seed funding to enhance its marketing strategies, also announcing the appointment of ex-HP alum Brian Cohen as its chief executive officer. The round was led by Hallett Capital, with participation from BLH Venture

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Bayes Impact, a non-profit organisation that helps students use big data for social good, is launching Bayes Impact University Programme at five universities this fall. As VentureBeat report, the programme is aimed at master’s students wanting to use their skills in computer science, statistics and data science to solve “real

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KPMG and Imperial College London yesterday announced the launch of a new initiative that aims to meet the excess demand for data scientists. With an investment of £20m from KPMG, the two organisations will open the “KPMG Centre for Advanced Business Analytics”, where the focus of the project will be

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