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Walmart, Kaggle, and the Big Data Skills Crisis

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Bernard Marr recently wrote, “As the amount of digital information generated by businesses and organizations continues to grow exponentially, a challenge –or as some have put it, a crisis–has developed. There just aren’t enough people with the required skills to analyze and interpret this information–transforming it from raw numerical (or…

Big Data is Trash Unless It’s Mined by Data Geniuses

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by Angela Guess Vin Gupta recently wrote for Entrepreneur.com, “Big Data, Mega Data or Meta Data are the buzzwords in corporate lingo. It is like a bunch of high school boys bragging in the locker room. But “Big Data” can be a “big pile of trash,” unless mined by geniuses. This whole new phenomenon seems…

Semantic Tech Lends A Hand To Thanksgiving Holiday Sales

by Jennifer Zaino Retailers are pushing holiday shopping deals earlier and earlier each year, but for many consumers the Thanksgiving weekend still signals the official start of the gift-buying season. With that in mind, we present some thoughts on how the use of semantic technology may impact your holiday shopping this year. Pinterest has gained…

Edgecase Wants To Help Online Retailers Build A Shoppers’ Discovery Paradise

by Jennifer Zaino Late this summer, adaptive experience company Compare Metrics (see our earlier coverage here) rebranded itself as Edgecase, carrying forward its original vision of creating inspiring online shopping experiences. Edgecase is working on white-label implementations with retail clients such as Crate & Barrel, Wasserstrom, Urban Decay, Golfsmith, Kate Somerville Cosmetics, and Rebecca Minkoff…

Let Semantic Tech Help You Plan Your Summer Fun

by Jennifer Zaino Memorial Day brought with it the official kickoff of summer! Along with that comes everything from outside living to family vacations. Semantic technology can be part of the fun. Over the next couple of days we’ll look at some ways it can chip in. Let’s start with food as you start thinking…

Big Data at Walmart.com

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by Angela Guess Noelle Knox of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “Big Data is so integrated into the finance department at Walmart.com that the analytics team can’t change an Internet search algorithm or pay more for Google Ad Words without the green-light from the division’s chief financial officer. ‘It’s really been in the last couple of years,…

Hooray For Semantic Tech In The Film Industry

The story below features an interview with Kurt Cagle, Information Architect Avalon Consulting, LLC, who is speaking this week at the Semantic Technology And Business Conference in NYC. You can save $200 when you register for the event before October 2.   New York has a rich history in the film industry.  The city was the capital…

Big Data Job of the Day: Data Scientist

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by Angela Guess Walmart is looking for Data Scientists in San Bruno, CA. The post states, “We are a highly motivated group of Big Data Geeks, Data Scientists and Applications Engineers, working in small agile group to solve sophisticated and high impact problems. We are building smart data systems that ingest, model and analyze massive…