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Big Data: Big Mistake?

Big Data: Big Mistake? | Data Science | Scoop.it
Five years ago, a team of researchers from Google announced a remarkable achievement in one of the world’s top scientific journals, Nature. Without needing the results of a single medical check-up, they were nevertheless able to track the spread of
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Five Things that Will Remake Big Data

Five Things that Will Remake Big Data | Data Science | Scoop.it
Forget about how much data a disk can store or whether companies will use Hadoop. The questions for big data going forward are how they’ll use Hadoop, how intelligent our systems can actually become and how we’ll keep them in check.
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A Guide to the Best UK Tech Firms

A Guide to the Best UK Tech Firms | Data Science | Scoop.it
Global technology giants are in the midst of a spending spree, as once trailblazing companies such as Google and Facebook try to maintain growth and regain their edge by snapping up young talent and good ideas.
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Why the Internet of Things is Big Data's Killer App

Why the Internet of Things is Big Data's Killer App | Data Science | Scoop.it
A Huntsville, Ala., company is moving from the machine-to-machine world into cloud platforms and big data. Here’s how it did it and how it thinks its work could actually end up saving lives.
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Math: Your Secret Weapon Against Wall Street

Math: Your Secret Weapon Against Wall Street | Data Science | Scoop.it
Edward Frenkel wants you to understand mathematics so economists, bankers, companies and intelligence agencies can't manipulate you anymore.
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Gang of Four Design Patterns

The Gang of Four are the four authors of the book, "Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software". In this article their twenty-three design patterns are described with links to UML diagrams, source code and real-world examples for each.
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Tableau Nearly Doubled Revenue in 2013

Tableau Nearly Doubled Revenue in 2013 | Data Science | Scoop.it
Tableau had a huge fourth quarter and year in 2013, nearly doubling its year-over-year revenues for both periods, and putting it on a collision course with its larger competitors in a few years’ time.
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Data Wranglers, Don't Fear

Data Wranglers, Don't Fear | Data Science | Scoop.it
Making sense of big data can be hard enough without spending untold hours having to write code or manually clean datasets that simply won’t work with existing BI tools. Trifacta is trying to automate that process with a new software product it announced on Tuesday.
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Big Data and the US Census

Big Data and the US Census | Data Science | Scoop.it
Eric Newburger’s lunch keynote entitled “Why the Census? Big Data From the Enlightenment to Today” was a clear favorite for many attendees at Data Innovation Day. In the talk, Newburger explored the history of the U.S. Census Bureau — arguably one of the most data-rich resources in the United States.
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Google Isn't the Only Company Working on AI, it's just the Richest

Google Isn't the Only Company Working on AI, it's just the Richest | Data Science | Scoop.it
Everyone’s more interested in artificial intelligence since news broke that Google acquired a secretive startup called DeepMind. The technology has big promise, but make no mistake: It’s not sentient yet, and Google is far from alone in its quest.
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Finding the Right Fit in a Data Science Team

By Ian Clark
How do you evaluate a data science team, without speaking to the team directly? Carl Anderson, Warby Parker’s Director of Data Science, posted a response to a rather tricky question...
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DataKind: A Justice League for Geeks

DataKind: A Justice League for Geeks | Data Science | Scoop.it
What if a group of data scientists, computer wizards, coding geniuses and statistical savants were able to come together and combine their talents to solve some of the nation’s thorniest problems? The result would be a kind of Justice League for geeks, an organization dedicated to assisting nonprofits by crunching the complex data they collect …
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Alan Turing Institute

Alan Turing Institute | Data Science | Scoop.it
The Chancellor, George Osborne, announces in his Budget speech that an Alan Turing Institute will be set up to research big data.
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DataRPM Raises $5.1M for Natural Language Business Intelligence

DataRPM Raises $5.1M for Natural Language Business Intelligence | Data Science | Scoop.it
DataRPM is one of a handful of companies trying to move business intelligence into its next generation by incorporating natural language processing and a search-like experience. InterWest Partners led its series A round.
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Aylien is the Everyman of Natural-Language Processing

Aylien is the Everyman of Natural-Language Processing | Data Science | Scoop.it
An Irish startup called Aylien is getting into the natural-language processing space with a set of APIs for text analysis. It’s not the first company to do this, but it might be the most unique.
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Company Data Intelligence Firm DueDil Picks up $17M

Company Data Intelligence Firm DueDil Picks up $17M | Data Science | Scoop.it
DueDil, a rather clever London-based outfit that uses open (and purchased) datasets to provide due diligence services, has raised another $17 million in a Series B round. The cash came from existing investors Notion Capital, Passion Capital and round leader Oak Investment Partners, and it comes on top of the $5m I reported on in…
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As MapReduce Fades, Apache Spark

As MapReduce Fades, Apache Spark | Data Science | Scoop.it
Apache Spark, an in-memory data-processing framework, is now a top-level Apache project. That’s an important step for Spark’s stability as it increasingly replaces MapReduce in next-generation big data applications.
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Bayes' Theorem Made Easy

Bayes' Theorem Made Easy | Data Science | Scoop.it
Bayes Theorem calculates the probability of possible outcomes based on previous events. Coupled with cloud computing and big data, it does more than tell you whether to choose door number one, two or three; it’s become the foundation for predictive analytics.
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Cisco $100M Fund for Internet of Things

Cisco reported financial results Wednesday and while the company saw a drop in both revenue and profits, the company is investing in the internet of things. Cisco said it has allocated $100 million to invest in early stage companies to help it move the connected world forward. The company has already said it expects the…
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Ford's Data Scientist: Keep all the Data and Sort it out Later

Ford's Data Scientist: Keep all the Data and Sort it out Later | Data Science | Scoop.it
On this week’s Structure Show we take on (what else?) the new Microsoft CEO, Tableau’s rip-roaring quarter and how Ford uses data to build better cars and sell more of them.
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Facebook's Data Scientists Call Denver for Super Bowl

Facebook's Data Scientists Call Denver for Super Bowl | Data Science | Scoop.it
Facebook’s data scientists have crunched the numbers (well, the text) and — if fan sentiment is any indicator — it looks like Denver is the Super Bowl favorite. Over the course of the season, and the playoffs, teams garnering more positive words win more often.
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Huawei & Imperial College to Open Big Data Lab

Laboratory will bring together experts from across Imperial's faculties and Huawei researchers to harness data science research and develop new applications.
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Revealing Data Science's Job Potential

O'Reilly Media released results of its 2013 salary survey of Data scientists revealing the detail demand for expertise, as well the radical possibilities of the impact of data our world view
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