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Big Data Is Great, but Don’t Forget Intuition

Big Data Is Great, but Don’t Forget Intuition | Who's afraid of data science? What you need to know about data | Scoop.it
It is easier than ever to measure and monitor people and machines, but the technology of Big Data is not without its shortcomings.
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Learn how to analyze data with R with Coursera's "Data Analysis" videos

Learn how to analyze data with R with Coursera's "Data Analysis" videos | Who's afraid of data science? What you need to know about data | Scoop.it
If you didn't manage to catch Coursera's Data Analysis course, don't despair.
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Debunking the Big Data Talent Shortage: Make Data Analytics Less Complex | SiliconANGLE

Debunking the Big Data Talent Shortage: Make Data Analytics Less Complex | SiliconANGLE | Who's afraid of data science? What you need to know about data | Scoop.it
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Researchers Use Data from Cheap Cell Phones in the Developing World to Combat Disease Outbreaks | MIT Technology Review

Researchers Use Data from Cheap Cell Phones in the Developing World to Combat Disease Outbreaks | MIT Technology Review | Who's afraid of data science? What you need to know about data | Scoop.it
Collecting and analyzing information from simple cell phones can provide surprising insights into how people move about and behave—and even help us understand the spread of diseases.
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9 Open Source Big Data Technologies to Watch

9 Open Source Big Data Technologies to Watch | Who's afraid of data science? What you need to know about data | Scoop.it
With more and more companies storing more and more data and hoping to leverage it for actionable insights, Big Data is making a big splash these days. Open source technology is at the core of most Big Data initiatives.
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A programmer's guide to big data: 12 tools to know

A programmer's guide to big data: 12 tools to know | Who's afraid of data science? What you need to know about data | Scoop.it
Whether they’re building big data applications or just trying to gather some insights from their mobile apps, developers have more need than ever for analytics tools.
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Demystifying Hadoop: Not All Problems Are Hadoop-able | SmartData Collective

Demystifying Hadoop: Not All Problems Are Hadoop-able | SmartData Collective | Who's afraid of data science? What you need to know about data | Scoop.it
People often ask me what Hadoop actually does.
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How to hire data scientists and get hired as one

How to hire data scientists and get hired as one | Who's afraid of data science? What you need to know about data | Scoop.it
Data scientist might be the sexiest job of the 21st century, but it’s hardly an easy gig to land. Here is some advice from practitioners at Netflix, Orbitz and Hortonworks on how get hired and even do the hiring.
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Do we really need data scientists? | ZDNet

Do we really need data scientists? | ZDNet | Who's afraid of data science? What you need to know about data | Scoop.it
They are powerfully intelligent, expensive and rare. You could argue that they don't even exist. So why does every business executive think they need one?
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Information Revolution: Big Data Has Arrived at an Almost Unimaginable Scale | Wired Magazine | Wired.com

Information Revolution: Big Data Has Arrived at an Almost Unimaginable Scale | Wired Magazine | Wired.com | Who's afraid of data science? What you need to know about data | Scoop.it
Twenty years ago, electronic health records were nascent, digital music was mostly a fantasy, Twitter was what birds did, and Google cofounder Sergey Brin was a summer intern at Wolfram Research.
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Big Data Can Help Keep the Peace

Big Data Can Help Keep the Peace | Who's afraid of data science? What you need to know about data | Scoop.it
Social media and cell traffic yield early warning signs of violence.
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Tracking Syrian social media have been able to identify ceasefire violations within 15 minutes of when they occur,

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U.S. Terror Agency to Tap Citizen Files

U.S. Terror Agency to Tap Citizen Files | Who's afraid of data science? What you need to know about data | Scoop.it
Through Freedom of Information Act requests and interviews with officials at numerous agencies, The Wall Street Journal has reconstructed the clash over the counterterrorism program within the administration of President Barack Obama.
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Forget big data, small data is the real revolution

Forget big data, small data is the real revolution | Who's afraid of data science? What you need to know about data | Scoop.it
Rufus Pollock, Founder and Co-Director of the Open Knowledge Foundation, discusses why current hype around big data misses the point, and why the real revolution is small data, loosely joined
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Analytic application themes | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services

I talk with a lot of companies, and repeatedly hear some of the same application themes. This post is my attempt to collect some of those ideas in one
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Apple wins last of series of Motorola patent infringement claims

Apple wins last of series of Motorola patent infringement claims | Who's afraid of data science? What you need to know about data | Scoop.it
Apple has won the last of six patent infringement claims filed by Motorola, after the US International Trade Commission agreed with Apple that the patent was invalid for 'lack of novelty', aka bein...
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Is Big Data the Tail Wagging the Data Economy Dog? | Infochimps Big Data Platform Blog

Updated daily, Monday - Friday. Chock full of big data insights, news and tips straight from the Data Mine.
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The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Big Data | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Big Data | Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Who's afraid of data science? What you need to know about data | Scoop.it
1SplunkFor deploying its data crunchers to improve operations for its 5000 clients from Zynga to Rutgers University to Comcast to the FBI. 2QuidFor tr...
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Big Data Jobs Around The Nation (And What They Pay) ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community

Big Data Jobs Around The Nation (And What They Pay) ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community | Who's afraid of data science? What you need to know about data | Scoop.it
An interactive graphic about where you can apply your data expertise courtesy of Tableau the data visualization company that filed to go public last w...
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How to build a Hadoop data science team?

Hadoop Data scientists are in high demand these days. Everyone seems to be hiring a Hadoop data science team, yet many are still not quite sure what data science is all about, and what skill set they need to look for in a data scientist.
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Why SMBs Don’t Need Data Scientists | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Why SMBs Don’t Need Data Scientists | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | Who's afraid of data science? What you need to know about data | Scoop.it
Image: Manager Web/Flickr Here?s a sign that indicates a topic has touched a market nerve: dueling factions simultaneously predict its meteoric rise an
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Why saving the world with data means finding your inner CEO

Why saving the world with data means finding your inner CEO | Who's afraid of data science? What you need to know about data | Scoop.it
The SumAll Foundation, a non-profit effort by cloud analytics startup SumAll, is trying to change the world by showing non-profits how to get the most out of their data by thinking more like businesspeople do.
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The first initiative is a data-driven project on human trafficking,

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Using Cell Phone Tracking Data To Pinpoint Relief After Disasters | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Using Cell Phone Tracking Data To Pinpoint Relief After Disasters | Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Who's afraid of data science? What you need to know about data | Scoop.it
After a major earthquake or flood people need help but can be hard to find. A new techniqueusing tracking data from phones to figure out where people ...
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