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Twitter Buys Big Data Startup Lucky Sort

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by Angela Guess Daniel Terdiman of CNet recently wrote, “Twitter’s shopping spree shows no signs of letting up. Today, the social-networking giant said that it has acquired big data startup Lucky Sort. Lucky Sort CEO Noah Pepper said in a blog post that his company’s ‘goal was to make huge document sets easier to analyze, summarize, and…

Big Data Gets Dropped on the US Hospital Industry

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by Angela Guess Dan Munro of Forbes recently wrote, “To be honest, I never thought we’d get much further than Steven Brill’s epic Time cover story – Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us. We had seen some of the data in bits and pieces over the years, and we knew that many Americans were…

Diving into Marketing Data

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by Angela Guess David Booth of MarketingDaily recently wrote, “IBM’s recent study, ‘Marketing Science: From descriptive to prescriptive’ quantified what most marketers intuitively know: while virtually everyone wants to use data to drive marketing decisions, most marketers (82 percent) still rely largely on hunches and experience. Although experience should never be understated in the art…

IBM Helps Security First Insurance Mine Big Data After a Disaster

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by Angela Guess A new article out of IBM reports that “IBM announced that Security First Insurance, a leading homeowners insurance firm based in Florida, is using smarter content software from IBM and partner Integritie to collect and analyze big data including social media and email to quickly begin the claims resolution process for customers who…

Big Data Creating New Jobs

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by Angela Guess Adam Belz of Phys.org reports, “Kossi Gavi drives to class on Sunday afternoons to learn retail software, and the reason is simple. People who wield computers to analyze large amounts of digital information are in high demand, and Gavi is learning a program that chain stores worldwide use to run their businesses.…

Making the World Happier with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Dylan Love of SFGate reports, “Sure, big data technology can read every tweet ever tweeted. It can search and organize boundless volumes of books. It can even help keep track of sports statistics that were previously unrecordable. But now it can make the world a happier place. John C. Havens, founder of the H(app)athon Project,…

Featured Video: Elegance – A New Approach to Enterprise Modeling

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Elegance: A New Approach to Enterprise Modeling from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess As Enterprise Data World 2013 rolls along, those of us who couldn’t make it to the conference can still enjoy great content from last year’s event. This week’s video presentation comes from Dave McComb, President of Semantic Arts. His presentation last year was…

The Proof of Value in Big Data

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by Angela Guess Paul Thorley of CIO.com reports, “Capgemini’s 2012 global survey on big data, commissioned by the Economic Intelligence Unit, covered 607 executives around the world (25 per cent in the Asia-Pacific region), and found that the majority of respondents (54 per cent) say that management decisions based purely on intuition or experience are…

Your GPA Matters Less Than Your Big Data to Employers

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by Angela Guess Max Nisen of Business Insider reports, “Increasingly, recruiters and managers are going beyond the resume and evaluations and turning to Big Data. That means a lot of old practices for evaluating people and stereotypes about who succeeds are falling apart. Google, known for rigor in evaluating people, has devalued SAT scores and college…