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The Rise of Big Data Brings Tremendous Possibilities and Frightening Perils

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 04.19.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

There is no doubt that data analytics will one day help to improve health care and crime detection, design better products, and improve traffic patterns and agricultural yields. My concern is about how we will one day use all the data we are gathering -- and the skeletons it will uncover.

Jon Ward

The Behind The Scenes Story Of The RNC's Quest For Data Supremacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last month, after Rep. David Jolly (R) won the closely contested special election in Florida's 13th Congressional District, the Republic...

Rise of the Data States: How the Big Internet Players Became Global Powers

Rafael Laguna | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Rafael Laguna

We have entered an era where holders of mass data are now being considered international actors with power beginning to match that of nation states.

Why Small Companies Need Big Data

Daniel Newman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

With so much available information, there is a tremendous opportunity for companies that can identify and isolate key pieces of information that can help them improve their business.

Why Analytics Should Drive Your Content Creation Cycle

Jim Yu | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Jim Yu

Data opens up opportunities for marketers that were never before possible, from forecasting financial results to implementing real-time feedback based on actual consumer interactions.

The Future of Marketing -- and Next Generation Social Science: A Visit to the Center for Advanced Modeling

Christopher Meyer | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Christopher Meyer

2009: "SOCIAL FUSION" Five years ago, as part of Monitor Talent's annual gathering of thought leaders, we gathered a set of marketing and social medi...

Mapping Technologies for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Mapping people, places, and characteristics of urban spaces is essential for understanding cities and their residents in the Global South, and data visualization is crucial for development interventions.

Can Startups Surf the Huge Information Tidal Wave?

Marty Zwilling | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

A tidal wave of valuable data is surging from the Internet and connected devices today, and the volume is growing exponentially each year. It's enough to drown any business which tries to fight it or ignore it, and it's an opportunity to ride higher and faster for those startups that use it.

Half Of Nation Says Tech Companies' Snooping Goes Too Far

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2014 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO, April 4 (Reuters) - The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech compa...

'Rates Will Quadruple' And 11 Other Things You Didn't Know About Alzheimer's

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.04.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Whatever projections exist for long term healthcare costs, unless we get on top of the Alzheimer's crisis, those projections are likely to be way understated. Due to the near perfect correlation between aging and Alzheimer's, the longevity miracle of the 20th century is yielding a health crisis for the 21st.

Reinvention and the Art of Making Your Own Luck

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

How lucky do you feel today? Are you waiting for luck to happen to you, or are you in the business of making your own luck? Is luck a matter of knowing the right people, or being the right person?

From Government to Googlement: How to Protect Data

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

Key players in the public and private sector are now working to protect their interests in a world that is shifting from government to "Googlement"-- driven by the unprecedented ability of companies to gather, store, and evaluate vast amounts of personal data. Adding to the challenge will be unabated progress on more invasive technologies such as biometrics, household robotics, smart homes, and connected cars, coupled with widespread adoption of cloud computing.

The Search for Intelligent (Business) Life on Earth

John Bates | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
John Bates

Firms are working to integrate proprietary and historical data with exponentially expanding masses of valuable new and real-time data, known as big data, in order to improve the way in which they respond to outside challenges.

What a Broken Jetta Taught Me About Dashboards

George Weiner | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
George Weiner

Data dashboards of all kinds have quickly become a staple in our daily work and life. There are a number of dashboard tools that are racing to make sense of this data, which is great. But it's impossible for us to process it all.

LGBT Health: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Questions Are a Must

Sean Cahill, Ph.D. | Posted 03.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Sean Cahill, Ph.D.

If all 50 states asked these questions every year, we would have a much larger data set and could look at the intersection of racial/ethnic health disparities with sexual minority disparities, and at issues affecting older adults who are lesbian, gay and bisexual.

Big Data vs. Relevant Data: Intelligence That Matters

Jim Yu | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Jim Yu

Given the massive scale and scope of Big Data, marketers need to focus on what you might call "high-impact" data: intelligence that has the potential to drive more strategic decisions.

How Data Will Make Air Travel Safer

Travis Korte | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology
Travis Korte

There are four important areas where data can be used to make air travel safer: preventing terrorism and crime, stopping mechanical failures, avoiding collisions and improving preparedness for weather-related hazards.

Invasion of the Data Snatchers

Catherine Crump | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Catherine Crump

Welcome to a world where everything you do is collected, stored, analyzed, and, more often than not, packaged and sold to strangers -- including government agencies.

Listening to the Public's Concerns About Big Data

Bob Wise | Posted 03.20.2014 | Education
Bob Wise

With the advent and implementation of new technology comes the natural gathering of larger amounts of data, literally from each key stroke. Applied well, data transforms education from a standardized, one-size-fits-all approach to a true personalized learning experience for every student.

NO SECURITY: Mickey Mouseprints

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 03.18.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

I haven't been to Disney since the 1980s, and while I was expecting lines and crowds, what awaited us was an unsettling, dystopian security aspect that could have been out of a William Gibson or Bruce Sterling novel.

Facility With Data: Necessary But Insufficient

Phil Simon | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

After a reboot and move to ESPN, FiveThirtyEight is back online. Rock star Nate Silver announced yesterday that "It's time for us to start making the ...

Beyond the 'Battle of the Quants': The Art of Big Data

James Grundvig | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
James Grundvig

In the last dozen years there have been many discoveries on evolution: blond hair came into existence around 20,000 years ago, the spoken language in ...

TheFormTool Simplifies Creation of Multiple Documents

Michael L. Berman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Filling in forms can be a tedious task, especially if there are tons of variables to deal with. But, thanks to the capabilities of the one-eyed monster sitting on your desk or lap, the chore can be simplified using Microsoft Word and TheFormTool from Your Dollar Matters.

Nonprofit Data Users: 3 Challenges to Overcome

Adnan Mahmud | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact
Adnan Mahmud

Increasingly, nonprofits are also realizing the value of gathering good data about our donors, clients and programs, and using that information to maximize impact.

Jon Ward

How GOP Wins In 2014 Could Set Up 'Rude Awakening' In 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A veteran Republican digital consultant warned Thursday that a successful election this fall could set back the Republican Party's effor...