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Big Data

Understanding Short-term Dynamics of Order Execution to Minimize Adverse Selection

Irene Aldridge | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

When you trade, do you place market orders, limit orders or a combination of both? Do you or should you care? The answer is yes, you should care, particularly in today's volatile markets, and this article explains why.

From Uniform & Impersonal to Personalized and Targeted

Jonathan Hall | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Jonathan Hall

Sports consumption is inherently personal, and ESPN has leveraged this to provide greater relevance for their user and a greater audience for their own content.

Big Data Farm

Robert Brenner | Posted 04.12.2015 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

Welcome to the wonderful world of Big Data! Big Data is big! Really, really, really big! Major corporations like Google, Facebook, and Twitter are already using Big Data to control, we mean improve, our lives. This tutorial will teach you all you need to know to get in on the fun and profit.

Could Your Fitbit Steps Be Art?

Kerri Allen | Posted 04.11.2015 | Arts
Kerri Allen

In the Kennedy era, the concept of "wearable technology" that would capture your every motion and wink of sleep was the stuff of science fiction. But for conceptual artist On Kawara (1933-2014), logging everyday minutiae became his life's work and legacy.

Big Data is Destroying Super Bowl Bar Bets

Mike Cassidy | Posted 04.08.2015 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

After weeks of buildup, hours of pre-game shows and the festival of football itself, you'd think that we'd pretty much be over the Super Bowl by now. But no. In fact, it turns out, that when it comes to the Super Bowl, it's all over but the crunching.

Trends: All Finance Will Soon Be Big Data Finance

Irene Aldridge | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Today, real-time streaming data is widely available. The proliferation of data is significantly changing business models in financial firms, whether in market making or long-term portfolio management.

Business Management: We Don't Know What We Don't Know About What We Don't Know

Ari Garber | Posted 04.05.2015 | Business
Ari Garber

Taking time to delve into deeper issues of your business is crucial to becoming successful. With the emergence of big data, all signs point to the idea that utilizing big data is imperative in order to learn from your past, predict future trends, and ultimately, stay ahead of your competition.

The Daily Innovator: The Four Innovation Practices That Matter

Amy Radin | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Amy Radin

We all know that innovation is easy to talk about, hard to deliver. But what it takes to move from hype, to execution, to real results comes down to just four basic practices.

The Myth of the CMO's Super-Short Shelf Life

Julie Ginches | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Julie Ginches

With the recent advances in data management platform (DMP) technology, the new standard for marketing is the complete view of the customer across all screens. It's been promised since the dawn of digital, but it is in fact now coming true.

New Data Reveals Nike's Dominance Among Football Recruits

Kai Sato | Posted 03.29.2015 | Sports
Kai Sato

When the University of Oregon and Ohio State University football teams squared off in the national championship game earlier this month, the undisputed winner was Nike.

How Data Can Make Our Cities Safer and Smarter

Daniel Arrigg Koh | Posted 03.25.2015 | Technology
Daniel Arrigg Koh

This new model of governing has statistically proven to be a success in Boston. With fewer resources available for more programs, government must be smarter about how it functions.

A Call For NGOs To Embrace Innovation In 2015

Lauren Woodman | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact
Lauren Woodman

What if organizations paused and considered what technology might unlock, and then began to imagine the operational and organizational structures needed to make the vision possible?

2015 Oscar Nominations: What the Math Says

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 03.16.2015 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

We've now had months of delightful Oscar speculation: Who's in? Who's out? Who will have the honor of walking the Red Carpet next month, and who will have to watch the Oscars from home?

Can 'User as Owner' Policy Prevent Need for 'Right to Be Forgotten'?

Tanis Jorge | Posted 03.13.2015 | Technology
Tanis Jorge

Data aggregation and collection is now a reality in our online world due to data prevalence and technological advancements. In a global economy, the creation of multiple data privacy laws from country to country is problematic and hinders inclusion and commerce.

(Internet of) Things Can Only Get Smarter

John Bates | Posted 03.11.2015 | Technology
John Bates

I have heard from many innovators that they don't know what they are looking for in Big Data until they find it. It is only once they are connected and begin to analyze the data that they can see the patterns emerging.

Back to the Future in 2015: Five Predictions for Advertising Agencies

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The perception that marketing professionals can be divided into so-called traditionalists and cool digital kids has taken root. To remain relevant, we lunge at the latest data mining technique or augmented reality app without thinking of strategic imperatives.

5 Major Trends That Will Impact Small And Medium Businesses In 2015

Joyce Maroney | Posted 03.07.2015 | Small Business
Joyce Maroney

The technology that most people carry in their pockets in the form of a smartphone makes it increasingly easy for them and their employers to participate in the 5 major trends we see impacting the SMB workplace in 2015.

The Marketing to Women Landscape for 2015: Trends, Challenges and Implications

Jenny Darroch | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Jenny Darroch

In the past, I have written blogs predicting trends for the coming year. This year, I want to focus on one trend, that of big data, and address what it means when marketing to women.

Contextualizing Big Data for the Everyday Business

Daniel Newman | Posted 02.21.2015 | Business
Daniel Newman

Words like terabyte, petabyte, exabyte and zettabyte among many others have entered the business lexicon holding the hands of big daddy -- yes, we're talking about big data here.

Forget Now -- We Need To Find The Fix For Forever

Ned Breslin | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Ned Breslin

More than ever, technology and data are playing an instrumental role in how we decide what to invest in and what that means. We can't understand the true needs and the resources available without comprehensive, consistent monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

Big Data: Do You Have a Plan?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Big data analytics is changing every industry. It's a hard trend, and it's spread is inevitable - the question is: how are you succeeding or failing a...

4 Rays of Hope for 'Precision' Cancer Therapies

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

When they arrive, precision therapies may guide each individual's cancer treatments for improved survival and quality of life. Yet today we can generate more information than can be integrated and analyzed.

Executive Survey Shows the Benefits of Data Innovation Across the Whole Economy

Victoria Espinel | Posted 02.08.2015 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

We commissioned Ipsos Public Affairs to poll 1,500 senior executives and business decision-makes across the United States and Europe about the role of data analytics in their companies. We found a number of things that were surprising.

Marketers -- When Is "Who and Why?" More Important Than "Where?"

Scott MacFarland | Posted 02.06.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Maybe a day will come when "Where, Why and Who" will be one and marketers will be able to apply one solution to solve their problems. However, that doesn't exist yet and we must be creative problem solvers to figure out the best way to open the floodgates.

How to Do More With Less

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 02.07.2015 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Innovation is not an event. It's a long process that depends on incremental changes along the way. These small adjustments may not seem momentous on their own.