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A Visualization of March Heat Breaking 15,000 Records in the U.S.

March of 2012 was the warmest on record, according to data from NOAA.
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Why science really needs big data

Why science really needs big data | Big Data | Scoop.it
The White House Big Data Research and Development Initiative addresses the need for data science in the military, biomedicine, computers, and the environment to advance. Read this blog post by Martin LaMonica on Cutting Edge.
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Big Data, Big Promise - Forbes

Big Data, Big Promise - Forbes | Big Data | Scoop.it
Big Data. Along with medical applications and geography-based social networks, “Big Data” is the hottest topic in tech these days.
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The Science of Mining Social Media Data

The Science of Mining Social Media Data | Big Data | Scoop.it
Marketers like Procter & Gamble, Walgreens and Target use social media data to better guide their marketing and to improve individual campaign performance.
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Oracle's Little Problem With Big Data

Oracle's Little Problem With Big Data | Big Data | Scoop.it
The world's stock of information is exploding. But Oracle, the world's biggest database company, isn't in a great position to capitalize on that.
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Instagram + Facebook. A Letter from Kevin Systrom, Instagram CEO

Instagram + Facebook. A Letter from Kevin Systrom, Instagram CEO | Big Data | Scoop.it
When Mike and I started Instagram nearly two years ago, we set out to change and improve the way the world communicates and shares. We’ve had an amazing time watching Instagram grow into a vibrant...
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How Will the "Age of Big Data" Affect Management? — HBS Working Knowledge

How Will the "Age of Big Data" Affect Management? — HBS Working Knowledge | Big Data | Scoop.it
Forum open: Deep into the information era, we have access to a seemingly endless flood of data. Alas, there's a dearth of experts who know what to do with it.
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Inside Apple HQ

Inside Apple HQ | Big Data | Scoop.it
Insiders call it the Mothership. It's Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California, and to Apple fans, it's a place of great romance and wonder.
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Big Data and Data Scientists -- It's An Issue Of Degree(s) - Forbes

Big Data and Data Scientists  -- It's An Issue Of Degree(s) - Forbes | Big Data | Scoop.it
The Help Wanted signs are you at corporations look for analysts who understand business, computing, data and statistics and can work in teams -- Data Scientists in the jargon of the day.
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Big Data The big picture

Big Data The big picture | Big Data | Scoop.it
With data proliferating at astonishing rates, organizations are tearing into it, hoping to derive new business value, which, according to Zions CSO Preston Wood, includes better security decision making.
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White House launches 'big data' initiative

WASHINGTON – Healthcare stands to reap big rewards from the government's $200 million "big data" project, launched March 29 by the Obama Administration.

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The Social Media Statistics Of Fortune 500 Companies

The Social Media Statistics Of Fortune 500 Companies | Big Data | Scoop.it

The Social Media Statistics Of Fortune 500 Companies

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Oscillatory Thoughts: Automated Science, Deep Data, and the Paradox of Information

Oscillatory Thoughts: Automated Science, Deep Data, and the Paradox of Information | Big Data | Scoop.it

A lot of great pieces have been written about the (relatively) recent surge in interest in “big data” and "data science", but in this piece I want to address the importance of deep data analysis: what we can learn from the statistical outliers by drilling down and asking, “What’s different here? What’s special about these outliers and what do they tell us about our models and assumptions?”

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TechCrunch | Wavii Launches In Public Beta, Aiming To Be Your Big Data News Aggregator Of Choice

TechCrunch | Wavii Launches In Public Beta, Aiming To Be Your Big Data News Aggregator Of Choice | Big Data | Scoop.it
After years, yes years, in various states of stealth mode, Seattle-based personalized news aggregation startup Wavii is finally launching to wide scale public consumption.
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World Repository of Human Genetics Will Move to Amazon's Cloud: Scientific American

World Repository of Human Genetics Will Move to Amazon's Cloud: Scientific American | Big Data | Scoop.it
The 200-terabyte 1,000 Genomes Project data will now be stored for free, although analytic computing resources will come at a price...
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Does Instagram Owe Kodak a Billion Dollar Thanks?

Does Instagram Owe Kodak a Billion Dollar Thanks? | Big Data | Scoop.it
A few days ago, I was walking around the George Eastman Mansion in Rochester, NY, blissfully unaware that Facebook was preparing to buy Instagram for $1 billon dollars. I loved the tour.
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The Instagram Architecture Facebook Bought for a Cool Billion Dollars

Just what is Facebook buying? Here's a quick gloss I did a little over a year ago on a presentation Instagram gave on their architecture. In that article I called Instagram's architecture the "canonical description of an early stage startup in this era."

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How the Datablog obtained and analysed over 100,000 job vacancies

How the Datablog obtained and analysed over 100,000 job vacancies | Big Data | Scoop.it
The Datablog has analysed 112,179 job vacancies to find out how the change in working tax credit rules will affect jobseekers.
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What the ‘limits of DNA’ story reveals about the challenges of science journalism in the ‘big data’ age : The Last Word On Nothing

What the ‘limits of DNA’ story reveals about the challenges of science journalism in the ‘big data’ age : The Last Word On Nothing | Big Data | Scoop.it

What the ‘limits of DNA’ story reveals about the challenges of science journalism in the ‘big data’ age

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Making the web more efficient, a thousand servers at a time

Making the web more efficient, a thousand servers at a time | Big Data | Scoop.it
In a webscale data center, peak efficiency feels like a blast furnace. I stepped into the hot aisle of Dell Modular Data Center and 1,920 servers blasted 115-degree air right in my face. If eBay's Dean Nelson has his way, that was just the beginning.
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IBM to Build Exascale Computer System for Square Kilometer Array

IBM to Build Exascale Computer System for Square Kilometer Array | Big Data | Scoop.it

The SKA will gather about one exabyte (one quintillion bytes) of astronomical data per day, which is twice the amount of traffic currently handled by the Internet....

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