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New insights on the future of search, privacy and the inevitability of social media

New insights on the future of search, privacy and the inevitability of social media | Big Data | Scoop.it
A top Microsoft executive shares his vision of a world without screens, search that surrounds us, and the looming crisis in skills development.
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Prepping the Cloud for the Internet of Things

Prepping the Cloud for the Internet of Things | Big Data | Scoop.it
As billions more devices get connected to the internet, there will be a huge infrastructure transformation on the backend. Cloud computing will play a major role in how the world takes advantage of that device-driven data explosion.
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Continuuity Open Sources Loom for Devops on Big Data Clusters

Continuuity Open Sources Loom for Devops on Big Data Clusters | Big Data | Scoop.it
Big data startup Continuuity has open sourced a tool called Loom that’s designed to make deploying and managing large clusters a push-button experience. These types of tools are important as data-driven applications become more common, but the infrastructure remains a challenge.
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Two Great Social Data Platforms: How DataSift and Gnip Stack Up

ProgrammableWeb.com keeps you up to date with web mashups and APIs: what's new, interesting, useful and important. Hundreds of mashups and APIs. Contribute, search, view, and chart them.
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IBM Buys NoSQL Cloud Database Startup Cloudant

IBM Buys NoSQL Cloud Database Startup Cloudant | Big Data | Scoop.it
IBM has acquired cloud-based database startup Cloudant. It’s a smart move in terms of getting a foothold in the cloud database space, but it also seemingly forces IBM to embrace cloud providers and technologies outside its current umbrella.
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Google Vet's Move to Snapchat Raises Specter of Non-Cloud Deployment

Google Vet's Move to Snapchat Raises Specter of Non-Cloud Deployment | Big Data | Scoop.it
When a cloud customer even casually mentions the possibility of moving some loads on-site, all hell can break loose, as we saw on Tuesday.
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Cloud Boom is On, Research Says

Cloud Boom is On, Research Says | Big Data | Scoop.it
The week in cloud: IT spending on cloud infrastructure and services will grow a healthy 20 percent to 172.4 billion next year, according to IHS Technology.
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Dropbox Hires Google Veteran as COO

Dropbox Hires Google Veteran as COO | Big Data | Scoop.it
Dropbox is fighting hard to win the enterprise cloud storage market, and Dennis Woodside may have the experience it needs to head up that effort.
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The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Big Data

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Big Data | Big Data | Scoop.it
According to one projection, the sales of big-data-related products and services grew to more than $18 billion in 2013. Companies can now map your...
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Mac Pro: Seymour Cray Would Have Approved

Mac Pro: Seymour Cray Would Have Approved | Big Data | Scoop.it
As Macintosh turns 30, here is an unscientific comparison between the 128K Mac and its polished descendant, the Mac Pro. By Jean-Louis Gassée
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Inside a Custom-Built Data Centre

Inside a Custom-Built Data Centre | Big Data | Scoop.it
As firms store an increasing amount of data, the demand for custom-built data centres is on the rise.
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Hackathons and Jams UK

Tame traffic in this online hack competition

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014, 5:00 PM

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8 hackjammers Attending

This is an online competition with £25,000 of prizes for the best hacks to tame traffic congestion on London's streets. You can compete from anywhere in the world - this is an online competition (but if you want to form teams you can meet up yourselves to work on this)! Details and registration are at http://traffic.challengepost.com/

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This is an online competition with £25,000 of prizes for the best hacks to tame traffic congestion on London's streets. You can compete from anywhere in the world - this is an online competition
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Big Data on the High Seas

Big Data on the High Seas | Big Data | Scoop.it
In the summer of 2012, an oil tanker anchored mid-ocean transferred cargo for 19 hours. Separately, a ship en route to the Philippines turned its location-broadcasting system on and off, disappearing and reappearing every 36 hours.
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Apache Mahout, Machine Learning

Apache Mahout, Machine Learning | Big Data | Scoop.it
The Apache Mahout project will now support Apache Spark and another data engine called H20 as it tries to retain its status as the go-to set of machine learning libraries for Hadoop.
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The Internet of Things Will Require New Thinking on Data Centers

The Internet of Things Will Require New Thinking on Data Centers | Big Data | Scoop.it
Connecting billions of devices to the internet and then building services around the data those devices collect will require a shift in the way we think about data centers. You’re going to have to accept the cloud.
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What's Up with Watson?

What's Up with Watson? | Big Data | Scoop.it
This week in cloud: Questions pop up about how well Watson’s doing; Greenqloud launches a hybrid cloud and more.
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Structure Data Speakers

Structure Data Speakers | Big Data | Scoop.it
Structure Data has a great lineup of speakers, including a handful that will be talking about how to take advantage of new types of data. Here is a list of sessions anyone interested in sensors, location or artificial intelligence won’t want to miss.
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DataSift on CNBC

DataSift founder Nick Halstead discusses his plans to launch an IPO in a couple of years' time. DataSift aggregates social media data for businesses and Halstead is famed as the founder of Twitter's "retweet" button.
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The State of Hadoop, What's up with Rackspace?

The State of Hadoop, What's up with Rackspace? | Big Data | Scoop.it
On this week’s Structure Show, Mike Olson talks about why Cloudera keeps a sharp eye on new consumer internet technology and we wonder about Rackspace’s CEO planning now that Microsoft has finally settled down
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Here's What the Internet's Arteries Look Like in 2014

Here's What the Internet's Arteries Look Like in 2014 | Big Data | Scoop.it
Telegeography has published the 2014 edition of its submarine cable map, providing an excellent representation of the infrastructure that makes global connectivity global.
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Intriguing Networks's curator insight, January 29, 2:23 PM

Visualise the Net, the physical net

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Microsoft Tells the World How to Build Servers

Microsoft Tells the World How to Build Servers | Big Data | Scoop.it
By publicizing the server specs for its data center workloads, Microsoft could reap some rewards in its own supply chain, and be assured that it has a hand in the data center designs of the future.
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Liberating Machine Vision from the Machines

Liberating Machine Vision from the Machines | Big Data | Scoop.it
Image courtesy of Sight Machine Inc. Money is pouring into the Internet of Things, built around smart sensors connected to the Internet. But the richest se
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Big Data: Four Predictions for 2014

Big Data: Four Predictions for 2014 | Big Data | Scoop.it
Big data was seen as one of the biggest buzzwords of 2013, when companies often used the term inappropriately and in the wrong context. This year, people will finally understand what it means
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