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“Don’t Be Afraid of the Elephant in the Room” In the most cutting edge market of Big Data, modern businesses are faced with the challenge of storage, management, analysis, visualization and security. New technologies, solutions and challenges are exploding outwards as Big Data continues to grow exponentially. Hadoop, a huge

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It has come to light that a bill to better protect student information from compromising breaches online is being pushed by the White House under Barack Obama’s reign. The bill is the result of a partnership with a Republican congressman on the U.S. House of Representatives’ leadership team, and Democrats

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In the wake of the partnership hatched between Uber and CMU to further the former’s cause of research into mapping and autonomous transportation, it has surfaced that Google, one of the major investors in Uber, is planning on competing against Uber with its own transportation service. If a Bloomberg report

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Uber revealed of a strategic alliance with Carnegie Mellon University in order to set up the the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh, near the CMU campus. The center will fuel further opportunities for the two parties, wherein Uber can work closely with CMU faculty, staff, and students — both

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EMC has revealed the elimination of an undisclosed number of jobs to take charges worth $150 million on the restructuring. The news came last Thursday as the company forecast 2015 profit trailed analysts’ estimates. The giant “expects to end 2015 with more employees than at the beginning,” it told SDxCentral

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“Immerse yourself in the world of big data at Strata + Hadoop World. Explore solutions to your most challenging problems, connect with the brightest minds in data, find out what’s new in emerging technologies and Apache Hadoop—and see for yourself what data can do.” Full speaker information, programme and registration

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MagicLeap beguiled and amused us all last week with their inventive patents for their augmented reality headset. But they’re far from the only players in the Augmented Reality game, as Meta have proven this week. They just scooped up $23 million to power the development of their device. They intend

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Following on from their acquisition of VisualGraph last year, Pinterest are back on the machine learning acquisition hype with their latest purchase, Kosei. Kosei is machine learning startup that is led by data scientists & recommendation engine specialists. “Over the past year, Kosei has been building a unique technology stack that drives

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Net Neutrality discusses the openness of the internet; the fact that all internet access should be equal, neutral irrespective of service. All data should be equally accessible across users, speeds remain unregulated and throttled, and among other things, all services be equally accessible across and within networks. This, however, is

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A research paper published by a team of computer scientists based at Indiana University and Portugal’s Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia have shed light on the possibility of “Computational fact checking from knowledge networks” to tackle issue of checking the growing volumes of data that is trafficked online. The paper explains

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