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Big Questions for Big Data

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 01.26.2013 | Technology
Joseph F. Coughlin

Big data is more than an opportunity to do better. It should reset our expectations to see that great things are possible.

Why Buildings Are Smarter Than You Think

Dave Bartlett | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Dave Bartlett

In the U.S., buildings account for around 40 percent of our energy consumption. Yet, they waste 50 percent of that energy. A depressing set of numbers? To me, it's an opportunity.

Aristotle Lives in the Era of Big Data: Interview With Infochimps CEO Jim Kaskade and CTO Flip Kromer

James Grundvig | Posted 01.16.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

Making data fertile, accessible, and actionable is making it useful and seamless, to be seen in real-time. That's no easy task. Pulling unstructured data, is a steep challenge for new and legacy enterprises.

Here's How Big Data and Social Media Will Change Social Movements

Beverly Macy | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Beverly Macy

What if we could really achieve repeatable and scalable results in terms of widespread global development, entrepreneurship, mitigating poverty, and h...

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 01.12.2013 | Technology
Shawn Amos

We've been watching television coverage of presidential elections since 1948, but -- holograms and virtual senates notwithstanding -- it hasn't changed a whole lot: mostly anchors sitting around gabbing while they wait for returns.

Nate Silver and the Rise of Political Data Science

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Tarun Wadhwa

The field of "political data science" is now more than just a concept -- it's a proven, election-winning approach that will continue to revolutionize the way campaigns are run for decades to come.

Big Data, Big Potential

Sean Devine | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education
Sean Devine

As in other areas of our lives, the use of data and analytics has the potential to greatly improve higher education, if we are able to effectively navigate it.

CMOs and CIOs: The New C-Suite Power Team (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 11.19.2012 | Technology

What happens when companies finally add Marketing to its C-suite lineup? See how companies' chief marketing officers (CMOs) and chief information offi...

How Big Data Could Determine the Winner of Today's Election

XPRIZE | Posted 01.06.2013 | Technology

Voters used to be the ones obsessing over details of a candidate's personal life. Now the tables have turned. Campaigns research the personal lives of the voter.

Finally an Enterprise Roadmap for Capturing the Full Power of Social

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

Lady Gaga's Little Monsters online community, designed by Backplane, quickly attracted a million unique visitors soon after launching in July 2012. Without relying on Facebook, Lady Gaga is able to host a specific interest, purpose-driven global community.

Will Diet Dr. Pepper, Pepsi and Big Data Determine the Outcome of Tomorrow's Election?

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.05.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Campaigns have entered the era of "Big Data" -- they target voters based on scraps of information they gather from unlikely places. Voters used to be the ones obsessing over details of a candidate's personal life. Now the tables have turned.

Smartcampaign: It's the Data, Stupid!

Karthika Muthukumaraswamy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Karthika Muthukumaraswamy

In addition to the $2 billion spent this election cycle, the Barack Obama and Mitt Romney campaigns have also been feverishly crunching numbers that have nothing to do with dollars. There's another entity that's proving just as big in this presidential election: big data.

The Top Four Trends Shaping Social Enterprise in 2013

Beverly Macy | Posted 12.23.2012 | Business
Beverly Macy

The economy will eventually improve. When it does, the organizations that are social, mobile, in the cloud, and using big data will be on top. The rest of you will wonder what happened.

The Best Time To Book Airline Tickets

Posted 10.22.2012 | Travel

A new survey of more than a billion airfare searches has revealed the very best time to book your flight, says a spokeswoman for Kayak. Sifting thr...

Both Romney and Obama Are Data Dumpster-Diving

Rory O'Connor | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Rory O'Connor

Sadly but predictably, the very same data-mining techniques now being employed by large corporations to pry into your privacy have emerged as powerful weapons on both sides of the battle for the American presidency.

Graphing the Spillway of Big Data: Interview With Tagasauris CEO Todd Carter

James Grundvig | Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology
James Grundvig

With a limited number of hours per day, the time-consuming platforms of the current, receding social media wave -- Facebook and Foursquare -- will face stiff competition from the next wave of personalized search and full engagement. Don't believe me?

Hacking for Hunger? There's An App for That!

Maura O'Neill | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Maura O'Neill

We are sparking the imagination and entrepreneurial talent of the world to use the new mobile and computing technology to solve one of the world's most devastating problems.

The Big Data Nemesis Simplified

Steve Hamby | Posted 12.09.2012 | Technology
Steve Hamby

Big Data is one of the hottest buzzwords in Information Technology based on its one-year hockey-stick trend curve in Google Trends. In fact, its interest level is about 40% of "Cloud Computing," another overused buzzword with a five-year-plus trend history.

The Venture Capital Paradox Explained: Interview With Silicon Valley Legend Vinod Khosla

James Grundvig | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology
James Grundvig

Two Silicon Valley technology conferences in mid-September came up with opposing headlines, not unlike two colliding neutron stars. They are also contrarian coming from two elite members of the venture capital community.

People and Big Data: Separately Good, Together Great

Bryce Maddock | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business
Bryce Maddock

Big Data can be obtained and used for a price. Employ the correct methods for taming the beast that is Big Data and market domination becomes a real possibility.

The 40-Year-Old Startup

Rosina Samadani | Posted 09.20.2012 | Small Business
Rosina Samadani

N4a, with its 40 years of experience in looking at chronic disease, including diabetes, offers a wide range of services to the elderly in their homes and communities, across the country.

Why Wait Until Something Breaks? Let's Try Predictive Maintenance

Christopher Conradi | Posted 10.28.2012 | Technology
Christopher Conradi

Why wait until something is broken to fix it? That's what a growing number of companies are asking themselves these days.

Big Brother Meets Big Data

Ars Technica | Posted 10.30.2012 | Technology

Thanks in part to tech developed to power giant Web search engines like Google's--analytics and storage systems that generally get stuck with the labe...

Privacy Is Dead -- Really?

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 10.28.2012 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

We are being watched. Closely. Apparently, no online behavior is off limits to marketers. But I'm not ready to pronounce privacy dead.

Advancing Analytics to Predict Specific Needs

Christer Johnson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Technology
Christer Johnson

One of the many things I've learned from more than 19 years of using analytics to solve challenging business problems is that the word analytics means different things to different people.