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Speed Bumps, Big Data, and Better Government


by Angela Guess Phil Simon of Wired reports, “Big Data is transforming many industries and functions within organizations with relatively limited budgets. Consider Thomas M. Menino, up until recently Boston’s longest-serving mayor. At some point in the past few years, Menino realized that it was no longer 1950. Perhaps he was hobnobbing with some techies from MIT at…

Searchers Use Big Data Analytics in Attempt to Find Flight 370


by Angela Guess Chris Preimesberger of eWeek reports, “As the hours and days go by following the sudden and mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 somewhere in Southeast Asia, more people and organizations are joining the search party. And they are using every tool at their disposal — not the least of which big data…