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Is 2014 the Year of the Big Data Stack?

Richard Daley, one of the founders and chief strategy officer of analytics and business intelligence specialist Pentaho, believes that such a stack will begin to come together this year as consensus begins to develop around certain big data reference architectures--though the upper layers of the stack may have more proprietary elements than LAMP does.

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How Google Cracked House Number Identification in Street View

How Google Cracked House Number Identification in Street View | Big Data | Scoop.it
Google can identify and transcribe all the views it has of street numbers in France in less than an hour, thanks to a neural network that’s just as good as human operators. Now its engineers reveal how they developed it.
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What's Wrong with the Definition of Data Science

What's Wrong with the Definition of Data Science | Big Data | Scoop.it
This is another provocative KDNuggets blog post: the data scientist is reduced to three circles, missing the biggest, most important one that encompasses all t…
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Why Python and Scala aren't Old News

Why Python and Scala aren't Old News | Big Data | Scoop.it
Big data tools are evolving fast. Here's an overview of the most popular tools used in the field today and how some of the most experienced data scientists are making their decisions.
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Interview with Pinterest's Data Scientist

Interview with Pinterest's Data Scientist | Big Data | Scoop.it
An interview with Pinterest data scientist, Mohammad Shahangian, about his career path and Pinterest social data.
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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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Tencent Poised for a Big Year

Tencent Poised for a Big Year | Big Data | Scoop.it
You may not have heard of Tencent but you can bet Facebook and Google have. The Chinese mobile apps provider and internet portal makes 80 percent of its revenue selling actual services not advertising.
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K-means Clustering 86 Single Malt Scotch Whiskies

K-means Clustering 86 Single Malt Scotch Whiskies | Big Data | Scoop.it
by Luba Gloukhov The first time I had an Islay single malt, my mind was blown. In my first foray into the world of whiskies, I took the plunge into the smokiest, peatiest beast of them all — Laphroig.
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6000 Companies Hiring Data Scientists

6000 Companies Hiring Data Scientists | Big Data | Scoop.it
Search engines (Google, Microsoft), social networks (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn), financial institutions, Amazon, Apple, eBay, the health care industry, engin…
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Datasift Adds Sina Weibo

Datasift Adds Sina Weibo | Big Data | Scoop.it
The data mining company can now offer its customers access to data from China’s largest social network that has 500 million members.
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MasterCard Applies Big Data to Help Retailers Achieve Better Results

MasterCard Applies Big Data to Help Retailers Achieve Better Results | Big Data | Scoop.it
For MasterCard, big data is big business and with all their data at hand they are helping merchants gain better insights and more revenue.
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12 Big Data Predictions for 2014

12 Big Data Predictions for 2014 | Big Data | Scoop.it
It's been one of the big buzzwords of 2013, but what does 2014 have in store for big data? CIO.com looks at 12 ways the technology and the market will evolve in the coming year.
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Gorgeous, Colorful Look at the Cellphone Signals we Never See

Gorgeous, Colorful Look at the Cellphone Signals we Never See | Big Data | Scoop.it
Invisible signals are all around us, and now we can finally see what we've been missing. Data visualization artist Nickolay Lamm created psychedelic images of the cellphone signals that live in...
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Structure Data: Just the Right Amount of Hadoop

Structure Data: Just the Right Amount of Hadoop | Big Data | Scoop.it
You can’t talk about data without talking Hadoop.
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What Does Wall St Think of Big Data?

What Does Wall St Think of Big Data? | Big Data | Scoop.it
IntroductionDespite the dramatic appreciation of "Big Data" technology growth stocks such as Splunk (SPLK), Tableau Software (DATA), and Datawatch (DWCH), there is one company that investors have overlooked, which r...
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How Google Applies Big Data to Know You

How Google Applies Big Data to Know You | Big Data | Scoop.it
The Google Brain is very complex in analysing your search query and providing you with the right answer within milliseconds. How do they do it?
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BuzzFeed's Secret Weapon: Ky Harlin

BuzzFeed's Secret Weapon: Ky Harlin | Big Data | Scoop.it
The man behind the science of shareability at BuzzFeed came from an unlikely place—a medical imaging startup.
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More than 100 Data Science, Analytics, Big Data, Visualization Books

More than 100 Data Science, Analytics, Big Data, Visualization Books | Big Data | Scoop.it
Also, coming soon (March 2014), my data science book published by Wiley, full of new material. I have written 6.5 chapters out of 8 so far, and I will share th…
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Kaggle: Data Science Community

Kaggle: Data Science Community | Big Data | Scoop.it
My experience joining and competing in Kaggle data-science competitions.
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The Key Word in “Data Science” is not Data, it is Science

The Key Word in “Data Science” is not Data, it is Science | Big Data | Scoop.it
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How to Build a Successful Data Science Team

How to Build a Successful Data Science Team | Big Data | Scoop.it
Don't try to find one superhuman who does it all. You need three experts: business analyst, machine learning expert, and data engineer, says Lithium Technologies chief scientist.
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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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Big Data, Carbon Footprints

Big Data, Carbon Footprints | Big Data | Scoop.it
It is increasingly recognized that climate change has the potential to threaten people and nature, and that it is imperative to tackle the drivers of climate change, namely greenhouse gases.
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Even Small Companies Can Tap Big Data if they Know Where to Look

Small and medium-size businesses are often intimidated by the cost and complexity of handling large amounts of digital information. A recent study of 541 such firms in the UK showed that none were beginning to take advantage of big data.

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10 Startups to Watch in 2014

10 Startups to Watch in 2014 | Big Data | Scoop.it
Some may thrive for years while others may get acquired, and still others may go nowhere. But all will be worth watching.
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