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When Academic Research Goes Viral

When Academic Research Goes Viral | Big Data | Scoop.it
After a frenzy of media attention focused on a global social-networking study that said Facebook was “dead and buried” for younger users, the study’s author qualifies his comments — and takes some of the blame for the flaws in the viral story...
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Facebook is Hiring in AI, Data Science

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Facebook has created a new research laboratory with the ambitious,
long-term goal of bringing about major advances in Artificial...
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The Big 5 Glossary: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+

The Big 5 Glossary: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+ | Big Data | Scoop.it
The "big 5" are the social media networks you hear about the most. Here's a glossary of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+ terms.
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Facebook uses "Good Will Hunting" math for a bigger, badder network - CBS News

Facebook uses "Good Will Hunting" math for a bigger, badder network - CBS News | Big Data | Scoop.it
A new Facebook patent helps lock down the same useful math that appeared in the movie...
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Facebook IPO Is Not the Endgame

Facebook IPO Is Not the Endgame | Big Data | Scoop.it
It would make sense if Meagan Marks sat glued to some digital stock ticker, watching every twitch in Facebook shares on this first day of pu...
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TechCrunch | Charts: Facebook’s IPO In Historical Context And Its Share Price Over Time

TechCrunch | Charts: Facebook’s IPO In Historical Context And Its Share Price Over Time | Big Data | Scoop.it
Facebook will be the largest tech IPO in history today as the company and its early shareholders raise $16 billion. There is also an allotment for them to sell up to $2.4 billion more in the next 30 days.
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Facebook Set for Debut After IPO Seals $104 Billion Value

Facebook Set for Debut After IPO Seals $104 Billion Value | Big Data | Scoop.it
Facebook Inc. is set to start trading today after a record initial public offering that made the social network more costly than almost every company in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
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On Twitter, They're Bullish About The Facebook IPO - Forbes

On Twitter, They're Bullish About The Facebook IPO - Forbes | Big Data | Scoop.it
With all the noise around tomorrow's Facebook IPO, it can be hard to pick out the meaningful signals from the cacophony.
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Let's Bring the Polymath

Let's Bring the Polymath | Big Data | Scoop.it
Some of the most exciting advancements in computing right now come from the field of deep learning, and companies such as Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft are all involved because frankly, this kind of interdisciplinary approach isn’t happening...
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Inside the Arctic Circle, Where Your Facebook Data Live - Businessweek

Inside the Arctic Circle, Where Your Facebook Data Live - Businessweek | Big Data | Scoop.it

Instead of buying server racks from the usual suspects, Facebook designs its own systems and outsources the manufacturing work. In April 2011, the social networking company began publishing its hardware blueprints as part of its so-called Open Compute Project, which lets other companies piggyback on the work of its engineers. The project now sits at the heart of the data center industry’s biggest shift in more than a decade.

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There are a Googol Ways to Target Ads on Facebook

There are a Googol Ways to Target Ads on Facebook | Big Data | Scoop.it
You read that headline right. There are, apparently, a googol of ways -- but not a Google -- to target your customers on Facebook.
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With friends like these... - FT.com

With friends like these... - FT.com | Big Data | Scoop.it
Lauren Fishman and Matt Van Horn stood at the altar together. A trellis of sunflowers and violets framed the couple, as the rabbi led them through their declaration of love and commitment to each other.
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Facebook Advances in Public Debut After $16 Billion IPO

Facebook Advances in Public Debut After $16 Billion IPO | Big Data | Scoop.it
Facebook Inc. rose in its trading debut following a record initial public offering that made the social network more costly than almost every company in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
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Instagram Value Could Soar After Facebook IPO

Instagram Value Could Soar After Facebook IPO | Big Data | Scoop.it
Instagram's volatile valuation took another turn on Friday as Facebook went public.
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Facebook IPO: It Would Rather Be Like LinkedIn Than Zynga

Facebook IPO: It Would Rather Be Like LinkedIn Than Zynga | Big Data | Scoop.it
It’s Facebook Dawn. At 11am the Nasdaq will open trading on the hyper-IPO that is Facebook Inc. Here are some notable day-one performances ahead of Facebook’s opening.
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