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Amazon launches Underground to promote free apps and games

Amazon launched a new shopping app on Android called Underground, which is a collection all of the free apps offered throughout the Amazon Appstore. Underground gathers and displays apps and games...
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Worldwide Smartphone Growth Expected to Slow to 10.4% in 2015, Down From 27.5% Growth in 2014, According to IDC

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Foxconn’s Robot Army Yet to Prove Match for Humans

Foxconn’s Robot Army Yet to Prove Match for Humans | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
Foxconn has been striving to accelerate manufacturing automation amid rising labor costs and workplace disputes, and to free humans of the dirtiest and most dangerous jobs. But high development costs and rapid changes in technology have slowed progress.
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Ayasdi Gathers $55 Million to Reveal Complex Data to Humans

Ayasdi Gathers $55 Million to Reveal Complex Data to Humans | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
One of the startup's founders pioneered the use of a branch of mathematics called topology, which is the study of shapes, to solve real-world problems.
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White House Names DJ Patil as the First US Chief Data Scientist | WIRED

White House Names DJ Patil as the First US Chief Data Scientist | WIRED | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
It's finally official: The White House has named DJ Patil its first ever Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy.
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China blocks VPN services that skirt online censorship

China blocks VPN services that skirt online censorship | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
BEIJING (AP) — China is blocking VPN services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook amid a wider crackdown on online information, tech companies and specialists said Friday.…
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Understanding Data Science as a Service

Understanding Data Science as a Service | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
Data science as a service is gaining momentum for its ability to deliver user-friendly data insights to users’ workflows at all levels of an organization.
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Lessons from next-generation data wrangling tools - O'Reilly Radar

Lessons from next-generation data wrangling tools - O'Reilly Radar | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
One of the trends we’re following is the rise of applications that combine big data, algorithms, and efficient user interfaces. As I noted in an earlier post, our...
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Facebook open sources tools for bigger, faster deep learning models

Facebook open sources tools for bigger, faster deep learning models | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
Facebook on Friday open sourced a handful of software libraries that it claims will help users build bigger, faster deep learning models than existing tools allow. The libraries, which is calling modules, are alternatives for the default ones in a popular machine learning development environment called Torch, and are optimized to run on graphics processing…
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Uber Offers Trip Data to Cities, Starting With Boston

Uber Offers Trip Data to Cities, Starting With Boston | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
For the first time, Uber is giving government officials a look inside its rich trove of transportation data.
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Database Company MongoDB Raises Another $80 Million

Database Company MongoDB Raises Another $80 Million | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
MongoDB is one of several young database companies that aims to handle new types of data that are emerging that don’t fit into the traditional columns and rows.
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Few minorities in non-tech jobs in Silicon Valley, USA TODAY finds

Few minorities in non-tech jobs in Silicon Valley, USA TODAY finds | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
A USA TODAY analysis of tech company employment data shows minorities are in short supply not just in engineering roles but also among the ranks of non-tech professionals
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​Google Cloud Storage now swallows posted tapes, USBs, and hard drive backups | ZDNet

​Google Cloud Storage now swallows posted tapes, USBs, and hard drive backups | ZDNet | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
Businesses on poor internet connections have a new postal option for moving large volumes of data to Google Cloud Storage.
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Hortonworks introduces DataFlow, acquires Apache NiFi-backer Onyara | ZDNet

Hortonworks introduces DataFlow, acquires Apache NiFi-backer Onyara | ZDNet | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
Hortonworks is betting big on Apache NiFi, acquiring Onyara, the commercial entity behind it, and releasing DataFlow, a separate subscription alongside the Hadoop-based Hortonworks Data Platform.
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Google Launches Cloud Bigtable, A Highly Scalable And Performant NoSQL Database

Google Launches Cloud Bigtable, A Highly Scalable And Performant NoSQL Database | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
With Cloud Bigtable, Google is launching a new NoSQL database offering today that, as the name implies, is powered by the company’s Bigtable data storage system, but with the added twist that it’s compatible with the Apache HBase API — which itself is based on Google’s Bigtable project. Bigtable powers the likes of Gmail, Google Search and Google Analytics, so this is definitely a battle-tested service
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Microsoft embraces Python, Linux in new big data tools

Microsoft embraces Python, Linux in new big data tools | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
Continuing its quest to make Microsoft Azure comfy for the non-Windows world, Microsoft just launched a preview of its Hadoop-based cloud tool (HDInsight) that runs on Linux. It’s also making its Azure ML machine learning service widely available now with new support for Python as well as the already-planned support for the popular R language. Microsoft bought Revolution Analytics, the company…
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Pivotal open sources its Hadoop and Greenplum tech, and then some

Pivotal open sources its Hadoop and Greenplum tech, and then some | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
Pivotal, the cloud computing and big data company that spun out from EMC and VMware in 2013, is open sourcing its entire portfolio of big data technologies and is teaming up with Hortonworks, IBM, GE, and several other companies on a Hadoop effort called the Open Data Platform. Rumors about the fate of the company’s…
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Microsoft Acquires Revolution Analytics To Bolster Its Analytics Services

Microsoft Acquires Revolution Analytics To Bolster Its Analytics Services | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Revolution Analytics, an open-source analytics company with a strong focus on the highly popular R programming..
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Thick data closes the gaps in big data analytics

Thick data closes the gaps in big data analytics | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
With thick data, you can't always depend on numerics and algorithms to summarize a customer's 360-degree experience. Here's why you might want to adopt a thick data analytics approach.
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​Ford's big data experiments: Can it transform the company? | ZDNet

​Ford's big data experiments: Can it transform the company? | ZDNet | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
Ford's big data and mobility experiments set the stage for positioning the automaker more as a software and systems outfit. Ford is a good example of how every company is now a technology company.
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Neo Technology Bags $20M As Graph Databases Get Hot

Neo Technology Bags $20M As Graph Databases Get Hot | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
Neo Technology, developers of the neo4j graph database have been growing steadily, and investors have noticed, rewarding them with a $20M Series C pay day...
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The Weird and Wonderful Economics of Digitization

The Weird and Wonderful Economics of Digitization | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
The historians Alfred Chandler and James Cortada make the point in a 2000 essay that the software industry is unlike any other, and represents a sharp break from anything that came before. Its combination of low barriers to entry and huge growth potential make it a unique segment of the economy. To take just one […]
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NoSQL Pioneer Basho Scores $25M To Attempt A Comeback

NoSQL Pioneer Basho Scores $25M To Attempt A Comeback | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
Basho was once a rising star in the NoSQL space, but over time other vendors began to move in, and it lost a step or two -- then came a big turnover of..
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GraphLab, Now Dato, Raises $18.5M for Machine-Learning Applications

GraphLab, Now Dato, Raises $18.5M for Machine-Learning Applications | @tguemes on Big Data | Scoop.it
The Series B round comes from Vulcan Capital and Opus Capital and includes current investors New Enterprise Associates and Madrona Venture Group.
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