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The Chinese search giant, Baidu, announced last week that it has hired the head of Google’s “deep learning” project, Andrew Ng. Ng will now assume the role of chief data scientist for Baidu’s new research initiative, taking the lead of labs in Beijing and Sunnyvale, California. “Andrew is the ideal

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‘Did you know data has become a 21st century design material?’ This is the question posed by the exhibition, Chicago: City of Big Data. Most people are by now familiar with this overused term, but few are considering the way architects, planners and engineers are using Big Data to remould

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Posiq, a company that aims to help restaurants enhance customer relationship through big data, announced yesterday that it received $3.2 dollars in Series A investment. Thayer Ventures led the round, with additional participation from SVG Partners and select angel investors. “The restaurant industry is inundated with loyalty gimmicks, email or text

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Acxiom announced on Wednesday that it had agreed to acquire ad-tech startup LiveRamp, a company that helps marketers use their offline CRM and transactional data on the web. The deal will cost $310 million and is expected to close mid-summer. When LiveRamp started in 2012, it had 116 clients. This

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Birst, the business intelligence and cloud analytics platform provider, announced yesterday that it would be offering a free analytics tool for NetSuite customers. The deal between the two companies is aimed at improving user experience in NetSuite and also increasing the standards inside “enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management

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Celmatix, a US-based startup, are beginning clinical trials for their Big Data technology in the field of fertility treatment. Their technology Polaris, so-named for the guiding star in astronomy, computes massive amounts of data to better predict which fertility treatments a particular patient will respond to best. Polaris will initially

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Over the past two months, SAS have been staking their claim for in-memory analytics for Hadoop. They have been providing data scientists and analysts with fast, powerful new tools for advanced analytics. First, there was SAS In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop, allowing users to build, explore and model data, all within

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The 2014 parliamentary elections in India witnessed two trends this year: a huge increase in new voters and massive advances in technology. In a recent news report, we uncovered the way in which analysts were using data from a range of sources – Facebook likes, tweets, calling behaviour, SMS’s – to

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In a recent study by IDC, Brazil and Mexico are said to be the biggest markets for sales of big data solutions. The study predicts that both countries will drive growth in Latin America through to 2016. Analysts at IDC estimate that revenue generated from big data – hardware, software

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Google suffered a disruptive defeat yesterday, when Europe’s top court ruled search engines should erase links to ‘outdated’ or ‘irrelevant’ information on individuals upon their request. The case was brought forward by Mario Costeja González, a Spanish national who complained to Google after searches of his name brought up an

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