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Fighting Diabetes with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Fred Pennic of HIT Consultant reports, “25.8 million Americans have diabetes with 79 million diagnosed as pre-diabetic according to the CDC. That’s 1 in every 4 Americans. To solve a problem this huge, a new level of disruptive innovation driven is needed using big data and design to change the lives of millions…

IBM Announces Winners of Master the Mainframe Contest

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by Angela Guess Darryl Taft of eWeek reports, “IBM has announced the winners of its 2012 Master the Mainframe contest, which is part of the company’s effort to prepare a new generation of workers with skills for the mainframe as it continues to evolve. IBM’s Master the Mainframe Contest, part of the company’s Academic Initiative,…

CloudBeat 2012 Innovation Showdown Finalists Announced

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by Angela Guess Christina Farr of Venture Beat reports, “Today we are extremely excited to announce our finalists for the [CloudBeat 2012] Innovation Showdown, a lively competition where seven new companies (chosen from over 200 nominees) will battle it out onstage to see whose product or service is leveraging the cloud in the most revolutionary way.…

NASA Launches Big Data Challenges

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “Some of the U.S. government’s most research-intensive agencies want your help to come up with better ways to analyze their expansive data sets. NASA, along with the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy, launched a competition on TopCoder called the Big Data Challenge series. Essentially, it’s a competition to crowdsource a…

New Contest: Combining Big Data & Semantic Technology

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by Angela Guess YarcData Inc. announced at the 2012 SemTechBiz Conference in San Francisco “the planned launch of a ‘Big Data’ contest featuring $100,000 in prizes. The YarcData Graph Analytics Challenge will recognize the best submissions for solutions of un-partitionable, Big Data graph problems. YarcData is holding the contest to showcase the increasing applicability and…

#SemTechBiz Start-Up Contest – Deadline Extension and Judges Announced

SemanticWeb.com and parent company WebMediaBrands recently announced a contest to earn the title of  “Top Semantic Technology Start-Up.” Today, we have two exciting announcements to make about the contest. Deadline Extension We have had several requests to extend the deadline, and are announcing today that we will now accept applications for the contest until April…

#SemTechBiz Start-up Contest – 3 Weeks Left to Enter!

SemanticWeb.com and parent company WebMediaBrands recently announced that a competition will be held at the upcoming Semantic Technology and Business Conference (SemTechBiz) in San Francisco to select the “Top Semantic Technology Start-Up.” The contest begins with an online application process. Out of that pool of applicants, ten companies will be selected to compete in person…