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A Look Inside Google News Lab

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by Angela Guess Fast Company contributor Sean Captain recently wrote, “Google is no longer just a place to search for news stories; it’s a place to find raw news itself. Among the 432,000 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every day are user clips of important events—from police beatings to political uprisings—that no media crew…

Cloud-Clout Unveils Cloud Data Storage System With 100% Bulletproof Protection

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Cloud-Clout (#cloudclout) today unveiled its ground-breaking cloud-powered data storage system. Fully secure and always reliable, Cloud-Clout encrypts and fragments users’ data across multiple servers around the world to deliver 100% bulletproof protection, and is the perfect data security solution for consumers worried about their…

How Cognitive Computing is Changing What a “Computer” Is

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by Angela Guess Adrienne Lafrance recently wrote for The Atlantic on the topic of cognitive computing, “People used to be computers. That is, for hundreds of years, computing was the work of humans, and very often women. Then, in the mid-20th century, machines began to take on the bulk of computing work, and the definition…

NoSQL and NewSQL: Which is Right For You?

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by Angela Guess Writing for EnterpriseTech, Monte Zweben recently gave a simple breakdown of the differences between NoSQL and NewSQL databases. He writes, “NoSQL or ‘Not only SQL’ refers to any database that stores and models data in a format other than relational tables. These databases are popular because they cost-effectively scale out on commodity…

How Big Data is Improving Healthcare Analytics

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by Angela Guess Gregory Berg recently wrote for Healthcare IT News, “Whether you embrace big data as the answer to better healthcare or have a healthy dose of skepticism, improved healthcare analytics continues to gain merit with health plans. Better data accessibility provides a big boost to healthcare analytics, which can glean the insight needed…

3 Critical Questions to Ask Data Analyst Applicants

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by Angela Guess Angus Kidman recently wrote for Lifehacker, “Data scientists and analytics experts are much in demand and hard to locate, but how can you be sure you’ve got the best candidates, and what should you ask them? Google — obviously no slouch when it comes to analytics — has some useful suggestions on…

Businesses Can Benefit From Cognitive Technologies Today

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by Angela Guess Writing for The Wall Street Journal, Thomas H. Davenport reports, “Most organizations that are exploring cognitive technologies—smart machines that automate aspects of decision-making processes—are just putting a toe in the water. They’re doing a pilot or “proof of concept” to explore the technology and how it fits into their business. Rajeev Ronanki,…

DataSift Aims to Simplify Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess Ben Kepes recently wrote for Network World, “Big data, analytics and predictive insights are very much the flavor du jour in technology marketing land. Vendors and their PR flacks are quick to jump on these buzzwords that have seen much interest from customers. DataSift, a vendor that delivers a machine learning platform,…

The Dangers of Shadow BI Applications

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by Angela Guess Ben Rossi recently wrote for Information Age, “The formal name for BI applications developed and managed by non-BI professionals is shadow BI. Such applications are usually created after a business user has lost patience or trust in an incumbent software solution and so decides to create their own system – often by…