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Top Big Data Web Sites

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by Jelani Harper Steve Bennett of Data Science Central recently wrote: “The Naked analyst Episode 8 looks at the best sites to learn about the world of Big Data. Here are my top 6 sites. They range from the easily digestible to the totally immersable and possibly overwhelming. Dataversity (http://www.dataversity.net/category/data-topics/big-data/) daily updates of the latest…

Tableau’s Analytics to Go Mobile

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by Jelani Harper Gigaom’s Derek Harris recently observed, “Tableau Software has made a great name for itself among savvy data analysts (and occasionally journalist types), racking up more than 20,000 customers and revenues that are nearly doubling every year, but it’s still far from a household name. That’s because no matter how much easier the company’s flagship desktop application is…

Apigee Enhances Internet of Things

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by Jelani Harper Stacey Higginbotham recently wrote, “What is the diameter of the internet of things and how do we make it smaller?” That’s the question that Brian Mulloy, a VP of Apigee  focused on for the last few years as he tried to figure out what he needed to do to build a product…

Mayo Clinic, IBM Watson Collaborate

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by Jelani Harper An announcement from Mayo Clinic states, “Mayo Clinic and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to pilot Watson, the IBM cognitive computer, to match patients more quickly with appropriate clinical trials, beginning with research studies in cancer. A proof-of-concept phase is currently underway. “In an area like cancer —where time is of…

Cognitive Computing is a Reality

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by Jelani Harper Janet Wagner recently wrote, “Cognitive computing is a relatively new area of computer science that has been growing fairly rapidly in recent years. While artificial intelligence, a field of study that has been around since the 1950s, is generally well-known, cognitive computing has only recently garnered recognition from the general public. This…

fluidOps Unveils New Corporate Identity

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by Jelani Harper fluidOps recently announced that, “fluid Operations® AG (fluidOps), a leader in semantic technologies, today presented its new corporate positioning guided by the principle “Semantifying Business”. The company, which is underpinning this shift with the simultaneous launch of a new corporate identity and Web site, is placing a stronger focus on its core…

Internet of Things’ Smart Homes Are Coming

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by Jelani Harper Steve O’Hear of Tech Crunch recently wrote, “I reach for the iPhone tucked down the side of my wheelchair and launch the Hive app. After a couple more taps on the screen, there’s an audible click from across the room. A few seconds later, I hear the boiler sparking up before the…

Apple Tightens its Cloud Security

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by Jelani Harper Jeremy Kirk reported that, “Apple, still reeling from the nude celebrity photo incident, plans to soon strengthen security around its iCloud storage service, according to CEO Tim Cook in a news report Thursday. The change consists primarily of new warnings when certain changes are made to an account, as well as implementation…

JSON Disrupts SQL Market

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by Jelani Harper Eric Knorr of InfoWorld recently posted that, “Web developers love JSON (JavaScript Object Notation). Like XML, it’s a human-readable format for transmitting data, except it’s a whole lot easier to work with than XML. It just stands to reason that Web developers would find JavaScript a much more pleasant way of accessing…

The Internet of Things Secures Spain

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by Jelani Harper Kevin Fitchard of Gigaom reported, “Internet of things networking startup Sigfox just got into the burglar alarm business. On Thursday it announced a deal with Securitas Direct, the biggest provider of home and business security systems in Europe, to connect millions of alarms in Spain to its pervasive wireless network. Sigfox doesn’t…