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Using Big Data to Find Entrepreneurs Before They Start Companies?

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by Angela Guess Priska Neely of NPR reports, “With predictive analytics, Amazon can figure out what you’ll buy next, Netflix knows what you’ll watch next and Target can guess if you’re pregnant. In the world of venture capitalism, some firms have used predictive analytics to try to figure out which startups to invest in to…

Big Data, Accurate Data Models, & the Vietnam War

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by Angela Guess Jonathan Salem Baskin of Forbes recently wrote, “When the last helicopter rose above the American embassy in Saigon on April 29, 1975, the US had been winning the Vietnam War for over a decade. The data said so. The strategy had been driven by a simple hypothesis, proven by history: Wars were…

How Big Data is Placing People in Jobs


by Angela Guess Matt Richtel of The New York Times recently discussed how some companies are using Big Data to find talent in unlikely places. He writes, “When the e-mail came out of the blue last summer, offering a shot as a programmer at a San Francisco start-up, Jade Dominguez, 26, was living off credit…