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Google & Microsoft Are Building Software To Identify Influencers And Trendsetters

Google & Microsoft Are Building Software To Identify Influencers And Trendsetters | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
New patents aim to identify and encourage online experts and influencers — with implications for brands and content creators.
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Memo: Google’s Eric Schmidt Working Directly With the Clinton Campaign

Memo: Google’s Eric Schmidt Working Directly With the Clinton Campaign | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Eric Schmidt, the chief executive of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is working directly with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
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How Big Data Creates False Confidence (specially at Google)

How Big Data Creates False Confidence (specially at Google) | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it

Good examples of epistemic distortions...

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Now anyone can use the database behind Google's most popular products

Now anyone can use the database behind Google's most popular products | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Google Cloud Bigtable claims to bring scale, simple pricing and easy data import from other sources.
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Google to build gigantic 120-megawatt data center in the Netherlands

Google to build gigantic 120-megawatt data center in the Netherlands | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The $772 million facility in Eemshaven will benefit from proximity to the landing point of major international submarine cables, as well as a good deal of renewable energy, reports say.
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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, September 23, 2014 1:40 PM

Glad to see Google chose renewable energy consistently.

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News from #CloudComputing and #Google : "container-based computing"

News from #CloudComputing and #Google : "container-based computing" | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Google open sourced a Docker-centric tool called Kubernetes that lets its cloud computing customers automate their resource management similar to how Google does it internally. It’s part of a sustained approach to prove Google’s chops as a cloud provider by pushing its vision of computing.
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Data in the driver’s seat: Google Maps

Data in the driver’s seat: Google Maps | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it

Autonomous vehicles -- fully or partially -- will rely on a large variety of data types. And guess who is best positioned to take advantage of this enormous new business ?

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Apple’s failure in maps shows that, regardless of the amount of money invested, experience remains a key element. In California and India, Google maintains a staff of hundreds if not thousands of people manually checking key spots in large metropolitan areas and correcting errors. They rely on users whose individual suggestions are manually checked, using Street View imagery.

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Leaked emails show Eric Schmidt played a crucial role in Team Hillary's election tech

Leaked emails show Eric Schmidt played a crucial role in Team Hillary's election tech | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
"I met with Eric Schmidt tonight,"  John Podesta, the longtime Hillary Clinton adviser, told campaign manager-in-waiting Robby Mook in April 2014, more than a year before Clinton announced her candidacy for president. The e-mail, stolen by Russian hackers and published by Wikileaks, details the billionaire Alphabet chairman's interest in backing Hillary Clinton's nascent presidential run: "He's ready t
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And, by the way, Clinton and Schmidt foundation exchange their CEO! http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2017/01/18/ex-clinton-foundation-ceo-to-head-eric-schmidt.html

 

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Exclusive Interview: How Jared Kushner Won Trump The White House

Exclusive Interview: How Jared Kushner Won Trump The White House | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The secret weapon of the Trump campaign: his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who created a stealth data machine that leveraged social media and ran like a Silicon Valley startup. The inside story of the biggest upset in modern political history.
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"Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, helped design the Clinton campaign's technology system"

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What We Can Learn From the Epic Failure of Google Flu Trends

What We Can Learn From the Epic Failure of Google Flu Trends | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
GFT seemingly presented an eerily accurate projection of the prevalence of the flu, turning the digital refuse of people’s searches into potentially life saving insights.
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It's not because it is published in "Nature" that it is true...!

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Google is funding “an artificial intelligence for data science”

Google is funding “an artificial intelligence for data science” | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Google announced on Tuesday that it is funding a project, called Automatic Statistician, that bills itself as “an artificial intelligence for data science.”
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Google lures startups to its cloud with $100K in cloud credits

Google lures startups to its cloud with $100K in cloud credits | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Google has used credits to bring startups to its cloud before, but now it’s upped the ante to $100,000.
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Google To Sell Compute Engine By the Minute | Cloud Computing Journal

Google To Sell Compute Engine By the Minute | Cloud Computing Journal | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
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Data center management at Googgle and Twitter

Data center management at Googgle and Twitter | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
As he was still trying to wrap his head around the enormity of Google's data center empire, John Wilkes went to work on the software system that orchestrates the whole thing.
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‘We wanted people to be able to program for the data center just like they program for their laptop.’

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