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50 Data Science Gurus (and 10 Organizations) You Must Follow On Twitter

50 Data Science Gurus (and 10 Organizations) You Must Follow On Twitter | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Get ready to up your data science game on Twitter.
Our own Ben Bruning (@NCSUalum) recently scoured the Twitterverse for top data science accounts.
Ben started with a search for “data science” and...
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Twitter Is Cracking Down On Companies That Provide Stats About Its Users

Twitter Is Cracking Down On Companies That Provide Stats About Its Users | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The move comes after Twitter's stock was hammered in the early part of the year after investors discovered growth in monthly active users (MAUs) was slowing.
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Traders turn to Twitter for market news. Now they can measure mood, too

Traders turn to Twitter for market news. Now they can measure mood, too | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Bloomberg now has sentiment analysis tools to tell traders about spikes in positive or negative chatter on Twitter.
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How much is Twitter spending on data centers and R&D ?

How much is Twitter spending on data centers and R&D ? | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Twitter’s IPO filing is full of nuggets about the company’s revenue and overall business, including our first real look into the company’s data centers. We still don’t know where they are, but we know what they cost.
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WPP to offer Twitter data to clients

WPP to offer Twitter data to clients | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
World's largest advertising company to integrate data from tweets into its media and analytical tools. By Mark Sweney
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Twitter Plans Major Data Center Expansion » Data Center Knowledge

Twitter Plans Major Data Center Expansion » Data Center Knowledge | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Twitter has begun a major expansion of its data center infrastructure, adding space on both coasts in anticipation of huge growth for the microblogging service. That includes a large long-term deal for data center space in Sacramento.
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Twitter gives small businesses more advertising options | PCWorld

Twitter gives small businesses more advertising options | PCWorld | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Twitter is beefing up its self-service ad platform to give smaller businesses more targeting and analytics tools to reach potential customers on the site.
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The changes are twofold. First, self-service advertisers will have a wider set of options at their disposal to target certain types of people on the social network. Second, advertisers will have access to Twitter’s advanced interface, which boasts deeper campaign controls and more detailed reporting and analytics data

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Data center management at Googgle and Twitter

Data center management at Googgle and Twitter | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
As he was still trying to wrap his head around the enormity of Google's data center empire, John Wilkes went to work on the software system that orchestrates the whole thing.
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‘We wanted people to be able to program for the data center just like they program for their laptop.’

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Twitter And IBM Collaborate On Data 10/30/2014

Twitter And IBM Collaborate On Data 10/30/2014 | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Twitter And IBM Collaborate On Data - 10/30/2014
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Stock Soars 30 Percent as Twitter Beats Street on Q2 User Growth, Revenue and Even Turns in a Profit

Stock Soars 30 Percent as Twitter Beats Street on Q2 User Growth, Revenue and Even Turns in a Profit | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
CEO Dick Costolo shows a wary Wall Street who is boss.
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Twitter details how new home-grown system coordinates data analytics

Twitter details how new home-grown system coordinates data analytics | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The new system, called TSAR, acts as a real-time data orchestrator and makes it easier for product teams to receive insights into Twitter’s data much faster than before.
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Twitter Beats Estimates in First Quarterly Earnings Report - BestTechie

Twitter Beats Estimates in First Quarterly Earnings Report - BestTechie | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Twitter managed to beat first quarterly earnings expectations by a considerable margin despite posting a total earnings loss for the quarter.

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Niroshan Samuel's curator insight, February 5, 2014 10:56 PM
Twitter Beats Estimates in First Quarterly Earnings Report
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The week in big data on Twitter, visualized

The week in big data on Twitter, visualized | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Here’s a look at the most popular topics, news and posts on Twitter over the past week — at least based on my analysis using a collection of free tools.
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Marcelo Santos's curator insight, July 21, 2013 2:52 PM

Cómo usar varias herramientas para analizar la agenda de twitter

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Twitter Acquires Big Data Visualization Startup Lucky Sort

Twitter Acquires Big Data Visualization Startup Lucky Sort | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Lucky Sort, a Portland, Oregon-based startup behind a visualization and navigation engine called TopicWatch that helped to discover patterns in live data streams, has been acquired by Twitter.

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YoungSang Paik's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:38 AM

The pattern discovery matters

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As Wall Street relies more on technology, social media can tilt the markets

As Wall Street relies more on technology, social media can tilt the markets | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
After a fake tweet caused the Dow to plunge, market analysts are considering the effect of social media.
Pierre Levy's insight:

The evolution of market news — from messages on homing pigeons to newspaper articles to round-the-clock wire reports — has taken yet another disruptive step with the arrival of Twitter on trading desks throughout the world.

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Why Facebook Might Rip Off Twitter's Most #Annoying Feature

Why Facebook Might Rip Off Twitter's Most #Annoying Feature | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook is "working on incorporating the hashtag" into its service.
Pierre Levy's insight:

"By incorporating hashtags, Facebook would be able to quickly index conversations so that conversations can build around topics, as they do on Twitter,"

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