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Getting Personal With Big Data

Joel S. Bloom | Posted 10.07.2015 | Technology
Joel S. Bloom

If you're like most people, Big Data may not mean much to you yet. It might even just make your eyes glaze over. Like the cloud or cybersecurity or bioprinting, it's just one more thing you don't have to know about -- until you do.

The CxO's Newest BFF: The Data Scientist

Syed Hoda | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Syed Hoda

Thinking of your data analyst as just another geek in a cube is so 2011. Data science has gone mainstream and is reshaping the very notion of data from a bunch of numbers in reports to a dynamic engine of business intelligence.

Making Chinese Cities Smarter: Leapfrogging Intra-city Transport Development with 'Big Data'

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The period 2015/2016 is unique and remarkable for the development prospects of China. First, last week China took part in the UN global summit regarding the adoption of 17 sustainable development goals for the next 15 years.

Buzzword-Free: A Startup's Best Friend and Worst Enemy

Claire Topalian | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Claire Topalian

So how do companies go about pitching their offerings to users or investors if they can't really explain what they are doing in the first place?

A 25,000 Node Human Data Platform Just Raised $50 Million

Alex Salkever | Posted 09.28.2015 | Technology
Alex Salkever

Premise has essentially built the world's largest channel check machine by building a technology stack to connect 25,000 people around the world to requests from large institutions. These people, largely outside of the U.S. earn small bits of money for doing quick field research.

Big Data and the Study of Religion: Can Google Lead to God?

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 09.24.2015 | Religion
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

A recent essay in the Sunday Review Section of the New York Times made several observations about religion in contemporary America by analyzing a huge collection of Google search data.

What Apple's Ad Blocking Could Mean For The Future Of The Internet

Jeffrey Zeldman | Posted 09.23.2015 | Technology
Jeffrey Zeldman

Your site may soon be collateral damage in a war between Silicon Valley superpowers. Apple is trying to hurt arch-rival Google while providing a more elegant web experience than user-hostile ad networks have previously allowed. This is a great example of acting in your own self-interest, yet smelling like a rose.

2015 State of Sales -- Data-Driven, Mobile, Tech Savvy and Collaborative

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

Precision selling cannot be achieved without use of analytic, mobile, social and cloud technologies.

Are You a Data-Driven Entrepreneur?

John Bowen | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
John Bowen

Most entrepreneurs will tell you that the decisions they have made "from their gut" have driven much of their success. But increasingly, that informal...

Forget Big Data, Start With The Right Data

Apryl DeLancey | Posted 09.03.2015 | Technology
Apryl DeLancey

In a previous role, I was with my agency team at a new business pitch. Everything seemed to be going very well. Then, the person that was in charge of social media for the brand exclaimed that another vendor could tell her whether the fans/likes on the company Facebook page liked red or white wine.

If Iran Cheats, A Mapping Company In Northern Virginia Will Know

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 08.25.2015 | Technology
Alex Cacioppo

Vricon was formed out of a partnership between Saab and DigitalGlobe, the premier mapping company with its own dedicated satellites, in order to become the go-to source for the most advanced imagery anywhere.

What You Lose When You Leave Your Data Unstructured

Claire Topalian | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology
Claire Topalian

It's easy to see how disorganized information can cause chaos or frustration. Individuals and companies today deal with more information inputs than ever before, and at times this abundance of content can be distracting, overwhelming or even trigger anxiety.

Empower Your Youth, Solve Your Ills: Cultivating Innovation in the 21st Century with IBM

Maya Horgan | Posted 08.20.2015 | Technology
Maya Horgan

For developing nations in particular, opportunity lies in the minds of its inhabitants. Most importantly, youth inhabitants.

Love in the Age of Big Data

HuffPost Highline | Raillan Brooks | Posted 08.19.2015 | Divorce

Once upon a time, in the Pony Expresso cafe in Seattle, a man and a woman began to experience the long-mysterious but increasingly scientifically inv...

Tackling Social Problems with Big Data

Olivia Deng | Posted 08.13.2015 | Technology
Olivia Deng

Dismissed by some as an overhyped jargon and heralded by others as a revolutionary technology, big data has caught fire, rapidly igniting companies and researchers to act. Companies marvel at its utility in marketing and optimizing business processes while researchers tout its promise.

How to Be a Data Scientist

Apryl DeLancey | Posted 08.13.2015 | Technology
Apryl DeLancey

For my entire career I just thought that I was a statistician that was really good at finding the deep insights from data and who could write a bit of code in a few languages. Then, a few months ago I started taking some workshops at one of the hot new "trade schools" that teach code, analytics, marketing, UX and more.

Why We Should Be Wary Of Facebook's Patent Technology

Richard Zombeck | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Richard Zombeck

Why am I terrified? Because the prospect and potential that this represents means a world without discussion and without ideas. It means a world in which we have to be careful of what we say for fear of not getting that loan, job, or education.

Crowdsourcing the Redesign of Capitalism

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

If we are unwilling to utilize our innate flexibility and cooperation, we may yet see a repeat of ancient (the Roman Empire) and not so ancient (the USSR) history and there are no guarantees such a meltdown could not happen here as well.

Investing in the Transformative Power of a Mobile Generation

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Ariel Smilowitz

It is crucial that we communicate, engage, and empower youth through a medium they not only understand, but also have almost universal access to, so that they can truly transform their own lives and the lives of those around them.

Redefining Big Data

Steven Clough | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Steven Clough

If we're going to nominate a buzzword for 2015, big data is already a major contender for the title. It seems to be all the rage these days -- the promises are huge -- yet very few businesses are leveraging big data well.

Social Business, Marketing and Media Perspective Needed

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

One of the largest business challenges with social media is to cut through the noise, step back and make sense of the big data. This requires a view from above.

What's the Next Big Thing in Artificial Intelligence?

Babak Hodjat | Posted 07.21.2015 | Science
Babak Hodjat

Breakthroughs in scaling Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) have led to a resurgence of interest and much wider application of these techniques, now better known as Deep Learning. So, what other technologies are primed for a resurgence?

What Marketers Really Need To Know About Big Data

Daniel Newman | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Daniel Newman

Big data is a game changer. But is big data a tech or marketing tool? The answer is both. Big data plays a role in marketing campaigns and gathering insight. To utilize big data most effectively, marketers must understand its use in the following roles.

Wearables in the Workplace: 3 Reasons to Test in Manufacturing

Heather Franzese | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Heather Franzese

Similarly, we need to know more than what workers say they need. There's an opportunity to add depth to worker data by plugging them into the 'internet of everything' and finding out what is the physical behavior of a worker who self-reports as satisfied, compared with one who reports otherwise.

The Battle Over Your Car's Data

Nathan Newman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Nathan Newman

The car companies in many cases are severely limiting which data Google and Apple have access to from the car operations or in the case of Ford and Audi; the companies are creating their own technology systems to completely replace Google and Apple's software.