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Some companies really get big data. Not only do they realise size matters – they understand you also have to know what to do with it. Here’s a list of seven companies I think are at the top of the game, when it comes to cutting-edge use of data to

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World’s leading link shortener, Bitly issued a report which indicates that Facebook’s influence has increased significantly from Q3 to Q4 with the largest boost coming from mobile devices. Facebook, they say has taken proactive steps to resolve the issue of dark social-  those that have no referrer data and can’t

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This week, a wealth of industry experts shared their insights into the changing landscape of big data with us. On Monday, Chairman of MBN Solutions Paul Forrest shared his thoughts on how big data can become “the bridge” to success. On Tuesday, Jamal Khawaja informed us why we’ve never been

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For decades, companies have lived by the mantra “customer is king”. But in the age of the Internet- when users generate hoardes of data, not all of which is useful or accurate- the rules of the game have changed. We recently spoke to Tye Rattenbury, Trifacta’s lead Data Scientist, about

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Facebook in an unprecedented move has open-sourced some of its machine learning tools with the scientific computing framework,Torch. The announcement came earlier last week on Friday, through the Facebook AI Research (FAIR) blog. “Today, we’re open sourcing optimized deep-learning modules for Torch. These modules are significantly faster than the default

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2014 was a fantastic year for data science. Funding rounds were huge, the mergers and acquistions space was active all year, data science skills proved to be the hottest of the year. But will data science continue to flourish in 2015? We asked four industry experts- working in AI, big

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Wit.ai, the Y Combinator startup, that has been working on an open and extensible natural language platform all the while helping developers to build applications and devices that turns speech into actionable data, announced earlier this week, its acquisition by Facebook. “It is an incredible acceleration in the execution of

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This Thanksgiving, Facebook wanted to find out what its users are most ‘thankful’ about, So it carried out an analysis on anonymized, aggregate data by English speakers in the United States. Inspired by recent months’ trends where users have been challenging friends and family to share their cause for gratefulness,

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Facebook AI Research just reinforced its ensemble by hiring Vladimir Vapnik, long considered to be the father of statistical learning theory. The latest high-profile hire to Facebook’s burgeoning AI department was announced, naturally, via the medium of a Facebook post. Vapnik is responsible for the Vapnik-Chervonenkis Dimension – the concept that

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Following the rise of data breaching and web surfers defending themselves against traffic analysis online, anonymity has because more prevalent than ever. Facebook announced this week that users of the social media can now connect directly to the network via the free anonymity software, Tor. It is first of the

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