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When Netflix forayed into original programming by committing $100 million for two seasons of House of Cards, it did so without even watching the pilot. What made Netflix so confident that it thought this decision was a no-brainer? Big Data! Netflix is, at its core, a data-driven company that diligently

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Scientists at the Binghamton University have developed a predictive algorithm through analysing tweets to forecast an individual’s behaviour well in advance. Systems scientists at the Binghamton University, Sang Won Yoon and Sarah Lam working alongside Nathan Gnanasambandam, also Binghamton alumnus and a senior researcher at the Xerox Research’s Palo Alto

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Over the past few years, music subscription services have seen incredible growth, with revenues up by 51 percent in 2013 and the $1 billion threshold crossed. In contrast to that, over a decade of stagnation has seen Europe’s overall record sales grow by just 4.3 percent. Undoubtedly, services like Spotify,

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IBM announced yesterday that it developed a “first-of-a-kind” system that can predict the sources of contaminated foods and facilitate the investigation in outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. Through using “novel” computer algorithms, visualisation, and statistical techniques, the tech giant believes that its system can help grocers and distributors, as well as

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Coherent Path, a cloud-based analytics platform designed for retailers to tailor their marketing efforts to individual customers, announced on Wednesday that it has raised $6.25 million in Series A funding. Sigma Prime and GrandBanks Capital led the investment round, with participation from CommonAngels. “The team at Coherent Path is excited

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In this day and age, you’d be hard-pushed to find an industry-leading business whose marketing strategy doesn’t heavily feature social media. Indeed, for businesses of all sizes, Twitter and its kin offer huge opportunities for promotion and increasing brand awareness. Getting people to retweet your site/product opens you up to

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Big changes have occured in the Israeli firefighting system since the devastating fire in Carmel in 2010. Since the blaze, which killed 44 people and destroyed hundreds of buildings and millions of trees, the haphazard firefighting system (comprised of 24 distinct regions with little central control) has become more cohesive

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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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According to the latest research from Dell, big data projects have made a significant shift from their enterprise roots to midmarket companies across the globe. The report, focused exclusively on midmarket companies, found that 41 percent of respondents have one or more big data projects underway, with another 55 percent

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InsideSales.com, a company specialising in could-based sales acceleration technology, announced today that it has raised $100 million in series C funding. Polaris Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the funding round, with participation from Salesforce, Acadia Woods, EPIC Ventures, Hummer Winbald, U.S. Venture Partners and Zetta Venture Partners. InsideSales.com provides

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