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Why the U.K.'s vote to leave the EU will have little effect on its data protection rules

U.K. businesses hoping for more relaxed data protection rules in the wake of the referendum vote will have to wait -- perhaps for a very long while.

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Cloud or on-prem? This big-data service now swings both ways

There are countless "as-a-Service" offerings on the market and typically they live in the cloud. In 2014, startup BlueData blazed a different trail by launching its EPIC Enterprise big-data-as-a-service offering on-premises instead.

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Here's why Twitter bought machine-learning startup Magic Pony

Twitter has made no secret of its interest in machine learning in recent years, and on Monday the company put its money where its mouth is once again by purchasing London startup Magic Pony Technology, which has focused on visual...

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Big data is changing the game for backup and recovery

It's a well-known fact in IT: Change one part of the software stack, and there's a good chance you'll have to change another. For a shining example, look no further than big data.

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SugarCRM is planning a Siri-like agent named Candace

SugarCRM has put AI at the core of its product plans and is working on a new intelligence service along with a Siri-like agent named Candace.

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Microsoft analyzes web searches, finds clues for early cancer detection

Microsoft researchers have shown that analyzing millions of web queries can help provide early detection of pancreatic cancer -- and possibly other diseases -- and likely increase survival rates.

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The IoT: Where we are, and where we're heading

A look at the history of technology adoption, and where the IoT fits into the cycle currently.

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This tool taps machine learning to take the guesswork out of content marketing

It's every marketer's goal to reach customers in the right place, at the right time and with the right message, but the online world doesn't make that easy. A new tool announced Thursday uses machine learning to help.

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LATAS is the air traffic controller for drones

The system combines satellite and air traffic data to ensure that a drone is flying in the clear.

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HPE invites open-source developers to pitch in on 'The Machine'

Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Tuesday stepped up its efforts to develop a brand-new computer architecture by inviting open-source developers to collaborate on the futuristic device it calls "The Machine."

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IBM targets data scientists with a new development platform based on Apache Spark

Making sense of data can involve a wide variety of tools, and IBM is hoping to make it easier for data scientists by putting them all in one place.

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Microsoft rolls out SQL Server 2016 with a special deal to woo Oracle customers

The next version of Microsoft's SQL Server relational database management system is now available, and along with it comes a special offer designed specifically to woo Oracle customers.

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How Russia's oldest bank found itself on the leading edge of in-memory computing

It's not your average company that can trace its origins back to a 19th-century Russian czar, ...

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'Black box' no more: This system can spot the bias in those algorithms

Between recent controversies over Facebook's Trending Topics feature and the U.S. legal system's "risk assessment" scores in dealing with criminal defendants, there's probably never been broader interest in the mysterious algorithms...

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Faception can allegedly tell if you're a terrorist just by analyzing your face

Faception claims it can spot if you are a terrorist, pedophile, genius or some other personality – judging a book by its cover with an 80% accuracy, by just analyzing your face. An unnamed homeland security inked a contract with the...

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Google says welcome to the Cloud 2.0

Enterprises' initial entrance into the cloud is over and they are witnessing the arrival of the Cloud 2.0. That's the word from Diane Greene, senior vice president for Google's cloud businesses.

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Datameer gets an overhaul to make big data analytics easier

The rise of the citizen data scientist has placed a new premium on easy-to-use analytics tools, and on Tuesday, Datameer announced a fresh version of its namesake platform designed with that imperative in mind.

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Cray wants to light a fire under your big data

Cray's new supercomputer aims to help speed up big-data apps.

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