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Obama Poll Watch -- January, 2016

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama just had a very good month in the polls. Not spectacular, mind you, but still better than any month since January of 2015. Essentially, Obama regained the job approval polling ground he lost over the previous two or three months.

Let's Use Data to Help Our Kids, Not Lock It Up and Throw Away the Key

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 02.01.2016 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

Data is transforming our lives -- how we communicate, shop, do business and even socialize. In education, we are just starting to see the benefits of using data to improve student achievement.

Nate Silver Could Be Dead Wrong About Bernie Sanders

Taylor Gipple | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

if Sanders actually does win Iowa and New Hampshire, the rest of Silver's state forecasts will change, which could result in his new model making Hillary Clinton the underdog.

Blindsided by innovation like Bloomberg? Don't become a statistic.

Irene Aldridge | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Co-authored with Steve Krawciw JP Morgan's announcement last week "to pull the plug" on all of their thousands and thousands of Bloomberg terminals i...

Content Inspiration From 3 Impressive Brand Publishers

Sachin Kamdar | Posted 01.22.2016 | Media
Sachin Kamdar

Whether you write or create content for a media outlet or brand, take some tips from these content all-stars who have pushed past the predictable, and offered their audiences what they want to hear about, not what a brand wants to tell them.

Cloud-Driven Businesses Now Need Granularity

Ian Khan | Posted 01.19.2016 | Technology
Ian Khan

Let's make 2016 the year of Granularity and help bring more knowledge to what we consume. Let us also engage in a meaningful conversation with our customers, clients, service providers and peers to know more about the Consumption Model, Cloud, Chargebacks, and of course granularity.

2016: From Bold Vision to Meaningful Action

Kathy Calvin | Posted 01.20.2016 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

This year's first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, among other avenues, presents an opportunity for imaginative and determined leadership from all quarters to address the needs of people affected by war and disaster and to renew our shared commitment to cooperation.

How the Software Revolution is Changing our World

Victoria Espinel | Posted 01.20.2016 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Software will dramatically change our lives and our society. We are in the midst of dramatic societal changes driven by software -- a revolution pro...

Behind Every Data Point Is a Person

Jure Klepic | Posted 01.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jure Klepic

While I admit without apology or remorse that I believe the data is beautiful, I would be remiss if I did not also acknowledge that it is malleable an...

A Good CRM system can Make or Break your Sales: See What's in Store for 2016

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Devising an effective customer relationship management (CRM) system is essential to grow and strengthen your business. Many companies and organization...

The Year of Data Walls and Cloud Battles

Bob Muglia | Posted 01.13.2016 | Technology
Bob Muglia

What might be in store this year? From data walls to Spark divorcing Hadoop, this year looks to be another groundbreaking year in technology.

The Skynet is Falling!: Which Data Science Outsider are You?

Zev J. Eigen | Posted 01.12.2016 | Technology
Zev J. Eigen

"The Intern" is a movie about a retired septuagenarian workhorse from another era who lands an internship at a hip internet startup. Could he possibly...

Data Journalism for Researchers: Masterclass at the World Resources Forum

Pro Journo | Posted 01.09.2016 | Media
Pro Journo

When nothing worked, Florian Ramseger went to the people from the statistics department and showed them his data. In response, he received a question: "Why do you fit your data into a linear model if there is clearly nonlinear correlation?"

Ai Weiwei: Using Art to Push a Nation Towards Open

Jack Hardinges | Posted 01.07.2016 | Arts
Jack Hardinges

Ai Weiwei's retrospective at London's Royal Academy of Art came to a close in December. In it, the Chinese artist showed a range of works that address...

When it Comes to Reputation, Judgment Trumps Algorithms

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 12.29.2015 | Impact
Chris Komisarjevsky

Reputation defies a formulaic approach. Protecting, rebuilding or mitigating risk to reputation -- whether a proactive initiative or one following a crisis -- does not come in a neat, data-driven box, with a clear-cut solution, mapped out for all to see.

The Data Behind the Gifting Season: Who Are All of These Shiny New Things Intended For?

Advertising Week | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Advertising Week

Bryan Melmed, VP of Insights at Exponential The seasonal marketing onslaught can be overwhelming for anyone, but those in the marketing industry face...

Database Leak Exposes 3.3 Million 'Hello Kitty' Fans

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.22.2015 | Technology

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HuffPost's Data Team Picks Its Best Stories Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 12.21.2015 | Media

From a hard-hitting investigation into the World Bank's lending practices to poignant anecdotes from Muslim-Americans about life in the U.S., Huf...

Data - The First Hurdle to Overcome to Attain the SDGs

Mahmoud Mohieldin | Posted 12.19.2015 | World
Mahmoud Mohieldin

With the start of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the international community must take a close look at what it will take to meet the ambitious set of targets.

DOJ Pursues Criminal Investigaton Of Data Breach At Uber

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.18.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is pursuing a criminal investigation of a May 2014 data breach at ride service Uber,...

What the Number of Veterans on Death Row Really Tells Us

Chris Marvin | Posted 12.11.2015 | Impact
Chris Marvin

The number of veterans on death row is disproportionate to their presence in the general population -- but the fact is that veterans are underrepresented on death row. That seemed more like it.

A Game Changer for Education - And American Students

Michele Jolin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Michele Jolin

Could a significant investment in evidence-based education funding signal the beginning of the end of partisan gridlock in Washington? There is certai...

'Webbmedia Group' Tickles Our Fancy With 2016 Trend Report"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.10.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Artificial intelligence (AI) for news will become its own trend in 2016, according to a report released this week, although robot-assisted journalism ...

Mobile Social Media Marketing and Privacy in 2016

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Social business is quickly shifting to precision targeting made possible by consumers downloading mobile apps. Mobile social media marketing is taki...

Finding the Missing Millions Can Help Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Mahmoud Mohieldin | Posted 12.08.2015 | World
Mahmoud Mohieldin

The international community should establish the right monitoring mechanisms and indicators to measure whether we are on track to achieving the SDGs. This target for universal identity will be especially critical as a means of monitoring and achieving the SDGs as a whole.