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Twitter Grants Data Access To Health Projects
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As of last week, Twitter has selected six of over 1300 proposals to access their enormous archives for big data insights.  Of these six projects, three focus on health. HealthMaps, a project initiated by Boston’s Children’s Hospital, is looking to use the data to survey food borne gastrointestinal illnesses.  HealthMaps

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Facebook Evolving Advertising
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Facebook has its hands on a large large quantity of data:  beginning with your name and birthdate, your school, hometown, university, your friends and relationships, your likes in music, movies, and books – and now ending with your exact location anywhere you go.  A new feature aptly titled ‘Nearby Friends’

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The Future Of Job Applications: Big Data
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The traditional application process as it once stood is no longer, with massive amounts of resumes and cover letters from hopefuls inundate colleges and businesses.  With larger volume coming in, each transcript or carefully crafted applications gets less time – and, crucially, less time to stand out and distinguish itself

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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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&Quot;Whatsapp A Good Deal For Facebook&Quot; -Ingo Mierswa, Ceo Rapidminer
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Ingo Mierswa CEO of Rapidminer has stated that “Whatsapp was a good deal for facebook”. Ingo points out that with over 450 million users  WhatsApp is already a very strong player on the market. Going forward Ingo believes that the company can  reach an  user base of over 1 billion users

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