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Bring On The Apps For New Cognitive Computing Cloud Platform

October saw the debut of Cognitive Scale’s cognitive cloud platform, which provides sourcing, analyzing and interpreting data of all sorts and context signals on any public cloud infrastructure. The details of the platform for pulling insights out of massive amounts of multi-structured data are covered in a story you can read at our sister site Dataversity.net.…

Smart Search Relies On Getting That Product Data Right

Supply chain and products standards organization GS1 – which this week joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to contribute to work on improving global commerce and logistics – also now has released the GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) Validation Guide. In the states the GTIN, which is the GS1-developed numbering sequence within bar codes…

Twitter Takes Big Data on a Shopping Spree

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by Angela Guess Clare O’Connor of Forbes recently wrote, “Picture this: you’re scrolling through your Twitter timeline. Your eyes pan across a Promoted Tweet from a well-known apparel retailer. Let’s call it Dap Inc. A week later, you’re browsing at your local mall, where you happen upon a sale at the Dap. You emerge with a…

Big Data Startup Ayasdi Launches; Machine Learning Platform Combines Computer Science And Topological Data Analysis

This week a new Big Data startup company launched, Ayasdi, co-founded by Stanford mathematics professor Gunner Carlsson and based on his DARPA-funded research in the area of applied topology, with $10+million in Series A funding led by Khosla Ventures and Floodgate. The technology, dubbed the Insight Discovery platform, is explained to be the “first machine…

Top Challenges Facing DG in Retail

by Angela Guess Russ Hill recently wrote about the data governance troubles facing retail companies. Hill writes, “When managers think about a business, they do so in terms of data: sales volume, inventory, margin, product turn, operational overhead, and other metrics. Data is the language of business. It’s the basis of functional control and, above…